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BREEAM is the Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method for buildings. It sets the standard for best practice in sustainable design and has become the de facto measure used to describe a building's environmental performance.

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BREEAM is the world's foremost environmental assessment method and rating system for buildings, with more than 550,000 certified and over a 2.2 millions registered projects for assessment since it was first launched in 1990. 

A BREEAM assessment uses recognised measures of performance, which are set against established benchmarks, to evaluate a building’s specification, design, construction and use. The measures used represent a broad range of categories and criteria from energy to ecology. They include aspects related to energy and water use, the internal environment (health and well-being), pollution, transport, materials, waste, ecology and management processes.

A certificated BREEAM assessment is delivered by a licensed organisation, using assessors trained under a UKAS accredited competent person scheme, at various stages in a buildings life cycle. This provides clients, developers, designers and others with:

  • market recognition for low environmental impact buildings
  • confidence that tried and tested environmental practice is incorporated in the building
  • inspiration to find innovative solutions that minimise the environmental impact
  • a benchmark that is higher than regulation
  • a system to help reduce running costs, improve working and living environments
  • a standard that demonstrates progress towards corporate and organisational environmental objectives.

On March 21, 2016, the existing methodology was updated from 2013 to the new version 2016, according to which, all newly registered buildings must be certified after this date (except for renovations and clients’ changes).

Credits are awarded in folowing ten categories with weightings different for each country, for Czech Republic see below:

Total rating is in percentage:


BREEAM certification is based on building performance confirmed by the Assessor through the collation of rigorous and credible evidence of building compliance. Assessment and certification therefore depends on when the Assessor is appointed (necessary as soon as possible), the stage in the design process and the availability and format of information. BREEAM certification proceeds on following phases:
  • Pre-Assessment - First appointment, set up the project targets and level required
  • Design Stage - leading to an Interim BREEAM Certificate
  • Post-Construction Stage (Stavební a konečná fáze) – leading to a Final BREEAM Certificate


Example of BREEAM Certificate


BREEAM can be used to assess any type of building anywhere in the world. Standard schemes within EU is used mainly for - offices, retail developments and industrial buildings. But it can be used also for residential, educational and accom¨modation buildings

BREEAM International Bespoke can be used to assess building types that are 'non-standard', i.e. bespoke projects or buildings limited in the number that are likely to be developed. 

In UK, Netherlands, Spain, Norway and in process in Sweden, Switzerland, Austria and Germany operates so called National Scheme Operator country specific versions of BREEAM. 

 For actual information about number of certified buildings see here: 

Case Studies

Office buildings:


•Spielberk Office Centre Tower B, Brno

•Litochlebský park, Praha

•Domaniewska Office Hub, Warsaw

•A4.1C Honeywell, Brno

•Zuckermandel Blok B, Ca and Cx,


•BB C Building G + Delta HP Fit-out, Building Delta I + II, Praha

•CTP Vlněna buildings F, G, Brno

•Classic 7 Building M (3rd phase) phase), Praha

•Crystal, Praha

•CTPark Brno, A4.1 ABB, Brno

•Honeywell A3.2 C, Brno

•IQ Park, Ostrava

•AFI Karlín Business Centre, Praha

•Blox Evropská 11, Praha

•River Gardens Prague, Praha

•Metronom Business Center, Praha

•A3.2D Honeywell , Brno

•Nová Karolina Par k, Ostrava

•CTP Office Brno

•LIFE Building C Offices , Praha

•Metro Campus Brücke 13 Frankfurt

•Classic 7 building L , CEFN , Praha

•City West B3 , Praha

•Twarda Tower , Warsaw

•BB Centrum Filadelfie, Praha

•City West B2 , Praha

•BB C Alpha , Praha

•Hadovka Office Park, Praha

•GTC House, 19 Avenue a Square, Belgrade

•EURO a Astra Palace, Praha

•Digital Park I., II.a III., Bratislava

•Anděl City 11, Praha


Industrial buildings:


• ProLogis Park Jirny DC 4A, DC 4B (Globus)

•Prologis Park Nitra DC1, DC2, DC3, Nitra

•Panattoni Park Ostrov North

•Panattoni Park Stříbro HALA F I+II, Ostrov nad Ohří

•Panattoni Park Stříbro KION II, Ostrov nad Ohří

•Panattoni Prague Airport II, Building L2, Pavlov

•ProLogis Park Prague Airport DC1, DC2, Jeneč

•Prologis Park Brno DC1, DC2, Syrovice

•Prologis Park Bratislava DC18, Senec

•Industrial park Sered DC31 & DC32, Sered

•ProLogis Park Prague D1 East, DC8, DC9, Jažlovice

•Prologis Park Galanta DC 03, Galanta

•Panattoni Park Prague Airport II building F1 a L3, Pavlov

•Prologis Park Bratislava DC 20, Senec

•Panattoni Park Přeštice IAC Group, Přeštice

•ProLogis Center Göteberg II

•Prologis Park Prague Rudna DC18, DC19, Rudna

•Prologis Park Bratislava DC14, DC15, Senec

•Prologis Park Prague Airport DC4, DC5, Jeneč

•Prologis Park Prague Uzice DC3, Bratislava

•Amazon Fulfillment Center PRG2 Dobrovíz

•Arete Park Nové Mesto nad Váhom DC5 Senec

•ProLogis Park Prague Jirny DC5, DC6, DC7

•Panattoni Park Cheb DHL Estée Lauder Companies, Cheb

•Hala Bratislava DC8 Tomra, Senec

•Prologis Park Prague Airport, DC3 v Jeneč

•Segro Logistic Park Prague Phase V. 1. Etapa West, Hostivice

•Competence Centre Dunajská Streda, Kostolné Kračany

•Žebrák Bach Hala II, Žebrák

•CTFit pro FEI Company, Brno

•ProLogis Park Prague D1 West DC4, Jažlovice

•CTPark G1 Elephant, Brno

•DC7.2 DC9, DC10, DC12, DC13 ProLogis Senec

•Panattoni Park Cheb Hall BWI Cheb



•Decathlon Pharos Business park, Ružinov

•Bory Mall , Bratislava

•Shopping Centre Arkády Hradec Králové

•Shopping Centre Arkády Sparta Praha

•Shopping Centre ORTI S, Bydgoszczy

•Shopping Centre Královo Pole, Brno

•Shopping Centre Sparta, Praha

•Shopping and entertainment Center Tarasy Zamkowe, Lublin

•Grands Prés, Mons

•Galeria Kazimierz, Krakow

•Galleria Borromea Shopping Center Peschiera Borromeo

Residential Buildings:

•Rezidence Modřanka etapa A, Praha

•Čámovka 2.etapa, Praha

•Modřanka Tower, Praha

•Metropointt, Warsaw

•Riverpark Modřany, Praha

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