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Eight Associates has experienced and accredited BREEAM Assessors and qualified BREEAM Accredited Professionals who can undertake full BREEAM assessments for the following types of buildings:

  • Commercial (Offices, Retail, Industrial)
  • Public (Education, Higher Education, Healthcare, Prisons, Courts)
  • Multi-Residential institutions (Halls of residence, Military Barracks, etc)
  • Other Buildings (such as hotels, libraries, cinemas, crèche and sports facilities)
  • International projects
  • Domestic refurbishment

Eight’s knowledgeable Assessors use the BREEAM methodology to assess the environmental performance of all types of buildings, both new and existing, at planning, design and construction stages. We help to inform designers, clients and design teams, in order to promote sustainable designs and specifications through practical measures. We aim to make the BREEAM certification process as ‘stress-free’ as possible.

BREEAM AP Consulting

Our BREEAM Advisory Professional (AP) role is independent to the role of the BREEAM Assessor, providing a more detailed level of experience and knowledge with expert advice and risk appraisal of the sustainability and BREEAM performance of each development, without conflict of interest within our role as Assessors. In addition, our BREEAM APs carry out workshops to facilitate the achievement of some early stage credits, providing additional support to ensure opportunities aren’t missed at early stages, whilst identifying the best cost-benefit sustainability strategy for the development and client.

BREEAM Communities

Our assessors use the BREEAM Communities methodology to measure and certify the social, environmental and economic performance of medium to large-scale development plans by integrating sustainable design into masterplanning and regeneration developments.

BREEAM International

BREEAM International assessments are carried out by Eight Associates on any building located outside the UK. Our experienced Assessors will help design teams understand and implement the BREEAM International criteria, which is specifically tailored to the building type for each individual project, and will aim to mitigate the life cycle impacts of buildings on the environment in a robust and cost effective manner.


Eight Associates enjoys working with building owners, managers and building occupiers to take realistic and noticeable steps forward towards improving the environmental performance of their existing buildings, as well as reducing their running costs.

Code for Sustainable Homes

Our Code Assessors work with the design team to guide new residential developments towards designs, features and building practices that reduce environmental impacts and enhance the health and wellbeing of occupants through the use of the Code for Sustainable Homes methodology.

LEED and LEED AP Consulting

Eight Associates provides an experienced LEED accredited professional service catering for all building types and LEED rating systems, to allow clients to understand and navigate the LEED certification process. Eight Associates prides itself on providing a detailed, yet practical, certification service to ensure that the development has a robust, feasible LEED strategy from the outset which can be implemented effectively throughout the duration of the project. Eight Associates also has the required specialist consultants in-house to provide specific credit advice and cater for the additional reports required for LEED evidence. Eight Associates’ intention is to always push the boundaries and inspire clients to strive for the highest LEED rating possible within the constraints of the project.

Home Quality Mark (HQM)

As highly experienced CSH assessors and BREEAM Assessors, Eight Associates has both the resources and expertise to undertake Home Quality Mark assessments. The Home Quality Mark is a national sustainability standard for new homes, which uses a 5-star rating, as well as further indicators focusing on “My Cost” (concerning both construction and running costs), “My Wellbeing” (including building design quality, occupant health and wellbeing, air quality and summer overheating) and “My Footprint” (including energy consumption, flooding and climate change impacts”.

WELL Building Standard Certification and WELL AP Consulting

Eight Associates’ accredited WELL AP team can provide advice for your WELL Building Standard project, consulting within the design and construction team in any capacity. Eight Associates aims to provide a smooth certification service offering practical advice to teams to ensure effective implementation. Eight Associates also has the required specialist consultants in-house to provide specific feature advice and cater for the additional reports required for WELL evidence.

Client Quotes
"Eight Associates has worked for Cadogan for many years to help us reach our objective to develop more sustainable buildings on the Estate. We have found their assistance in helping us to achieve this objective invaluable and Eight Associates form an integral part of the develop team in reaching this goal."
Nicholas Dutton
Head of Building Surveying, The Cadogan Estate
"We have worked with Eight Associates for many years and always found them fast and responsive and with a practical approach to sustainable design."
Max Horwell
Partner at E+M Tecnica
"We have utilised the services of Eight Associates several times now and found them to be professional, approachable and friendly. They understand the requirements and demands of BREEAM assessments and have helped us early on at design stage to ensure that our construction projects achieve the required rating. A key part of compiling the evidence is a prompt and efficient review which they deliver consistently. I look forward to working with Eight Associates again in the future."
Mark Lockitt
M&E Services Manager at Buckingham Group Contracting
"Eight Associates has rapidly become the 'go to' consultancy for all our ecology and arboricultural requirements. Each member of this friendly team has impressed us with their expertise, pragmatism and efficiency. The professional, 'fuss free' services mean we can turn projects around very quickly for our clients, which is critical for our business."
Andrew Brooks
Development Manager at Lumiere Property
"Eight Associates has provided invaluable sustainability advice for our RIBA award-winning boarding house at Brighton College, for both the BREEAM assessment and ecology. They were able to ensure we met Brighton and Hove Council's stringent Sustainability Policy in a very tight timeframe. I have found Eight to be a breath of fresh air and have already appointed them on our next development."
Steve Patten
Projects Director, Brighton College
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