BREEAM Refurbishment for domestic buildings is being launched today at the Housing 2012 conference in Manchester. The scheme will be live for project registration on 2 July 2012.
Cultivated with industry and tested with widespread pilot schemes, the new standard has been developed to make sure that an improved home is still affordable. The scheme will align with the Green Deal when it launches in October.
Carol Atkinson, chief executive of BRE Global, said: “The new scheme… pinpoints those elements of the refurbishment that will bring the greatest returns and provides a methodology, software tool and certification for those responsible for the delivery of sustainable domestic refurbishment projects.
“As well as addressing overall sustainability issues, the scheme can help specific initiatives to tackle fuel poverty, reduce flooding and security risks, and enhance the health and wellbeing of tenants and householders.”
The BREEAM Domestic Refurbishment technical manual is now available along with case studies from some of the pilot projects.
Anyone wanting to qualify as a BREEAM Domestic Refurbishment Assessor can attend a training course - details of which can be found on the BRE website.
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