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BREEAM Assessments

jh ecology undertakes BREEAM Assessments throughout the UK and works extensively across core areas of the South-west (Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Gloucestershire, Somerset and Wiltshire), South-east (Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Hampshire, London, Oxfordshire, Surrey and Sussex) and Midlands (Birmingham, Herefordshire, Leicestershire, Warwickshire and Worcestershire).

The requirement for residential, commercial and industrial units to demonstrate reduced environmental impact and as such, the need for developers to build ‘sustainable’ buildings, resulted in guideline regulation by the building sector. BREEAM (Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method) is a method for assessing environmental impacts and environmental performance.

BREEAM Assessments

BREEAM assessment of Kings Square development in Taunton

The key ecological objectives of BREEAM Assessments are to encourage development on land that already has a limited value to wildlife, as well as protecting ecological features from damage, and to mitigate ecological impact and provide measures to enhance the long-term biodiversity of a site.

jh ecology fulfils the criteria of Suitably Qualified Ecologist (SQE) as defined by the BREEAM guidance and is experienced in carrying out ecological surveys for BREEAM Assessments and offers its clients services covering the Land-Use and Ecology sections.

Our services under the BREEAM Land-Use and Ecology sections include:

  • Extended Phase 1 habitat survey to identify and evaluate the existing ecological features of interest.
  • Advice on number of credits available for each of the ecology criteria and how to maximise number of achievable credits.

Please contact us on or 01823 530 084 for further advice or help.