The following announcement concerns clients and all project teams involved in providing BREEAM evidence, affecting all schemes certified by BRE Global. Changes are in effect as of 1st January 2016.
Who this announcement concerns:
Clients and project teams involved in providing BREEAM evidence
When this will be in force:
From 1st January 2016
What schemes does this affect:
All schemes certified by BRE Global
What this requires:
The BRE (Building Research Establishment) require all BREEAM assessments to go through a Quality Assurance (QA) process prior to achieving certification. The BRE have now released a statement advising that assessments which have not achieved certification and passed the QA process at first submission must be resubmitted within six months of the date QA feedback was first issued.
From the 1st January all projects that have been submitted for QA, received feedback, but not received certification, must be resubmitted within six months in order to avoid additional charges.
Consequences of non-compliance:
Resubmissions after the six month period will incur an additional certification fee, which will be the current certification fee for the relevant scheme on the date of resubmission.
Please note that this does not in any way affect the validity of an assessment’s registration.
Please note: Although every effort has been made to provide complete and accurate information in this advice note, the reader should nevertheless check the requirements against those contained in the relevant technical manuals. If in doubt about any of the requirements listed, please contact us.