Environmental Assessment

Our knowledgeable assessors use a number of accredited methodologies to assess environmental performance of all types of buildings, both new and existing, at the planning, design and construction stages. We help to inform developers, clients and design teams, in order to promote sustainable solutions and specifications through practical measures.

 

BREEAM

Our experienced and accredited BREEAM Assessors and professionals support with the full range of BREEAM accreditations. Whether it be for new projects at the planning, design or construction phase or for existing buildings, we offer BREEAM assessments for all types of buildings. We have extensive experience working with designers, project managers, architects, building owners and constructions managers to help promote sustainable designs and specifications through practical measures. To achieve the highest results, we simplify the BREEAM process so it’s easy to understand and implement so that you can successfully reach your sustainability goals.

BREEAM support:

  • BREEAM AP Consulting
  • BREEAM Assessments for all building types and phases
  • BREEAM Communities
  • BREEAM International
  • BREEAM In Use

LEED

We provide an experienced LEED Accredited Professional service which caters for all building types. It is our intention to push the boundaries and inspire you to strive for the highest LEED rating possible for your project. We make the whole process easy so that your development has a robust, feasible LEED strategy from the outset and our specialist consultants provide specific credit advice as well as additional reports required for LEED evidence where necessary.

WELL

The accredited WELL team provide expert advice for your WELL Building Standard project and can support your design and construction team on finding the best possible solutions. Our personable and friendly team offer practical support including specific advice to cater for the additional reports required for WELL evidence. Whether you need WELL preliminary Performance Verification or on-site performance testing via our GBCI approved team we can carry out extensive assessments to help achieve your WELL Building Standard Certifications. Our WELL Performance Testing Agents are part of only a few exclusively qualified professionals in the country who can verify that your space is performing exactly as intended.

ISO Standards

There are many ISO Standards to help guide you on your sustainability impacts. As guidance to outline the sustainability opportunities and considerations that should be incorporated across the different aspects of procurement within your organisation we adhere to the ISO 20400 standard. Successful implementation provides substantial value throughout an organisation’s supply chain and offers an opportunity to stand out against competitors.

ISO 50001 energy management standard is a proven framework for any organisation that consumes energy and fuels and wants to drive energy efficiency. We have achieved significant energy and operational cost savings for our clients by applying this standard alongside ongoing energy management programmes led by our energy consultants.

Sustainability for Residential Projects

For residential projects, there are several sustainability solutions to factor into your practices. At the design stage our Assessors can guide new residential developments towards designs, features and building practices that reduce environmental impacts and enhance the health and wellbeing of occupants using the Code for Sustainable Homes methodology. We also have assessors who can undertake Home Quality Mark assessments which focuses on cost, wellbeing and footprint for new homes or low energy reviews to help achieve Passive House certification. And if you are looking for sustainability solutions for existing residential properties, we can help you achieve EnerPHit certification.

Services include:

  • CSH Assessors
  • BREEAM Assessors
  • Home Quality Mark Assessors
  • PassivHaus and EnerPHit Standards

Built Environment

Integrate sustainability into your projects from the start and avoid careless reliance on landfill, high carbon footprints and low sustainability materials.

Understand the perspective of various stakeholders about the function of your building, its efficiency and what needs improving.

Protect notable species of flora and fauna with Protected Species Surveys and Licensing, Bat Surveys, Tree Surveys, Arboricultural Method Statements and more.

Find out your carbon footprint and offset them with solutions made for you.

Case Studies

Life Cycle Assessment: Conceptual 30 storey tower
Eight Associates collaborated with Amin Taha's architecture studio Groupwork and the structural engineer...
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BREEAM International RFO: Excellent, Calvin Klein, Köln, Germany
Eight Associates acted as the Sustainability Consultant for Calvin Klein to secure a BREEAM International...
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