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Green Construction Standards For The US By BRE

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BRE Global offers U.S. market the leading green building standard that gives architects and designers greater control and flexibility for sustainability with new construction projects

Following a consultation process and collaboration with global design, architecture, engineering and planning firm HOK, BRE Global, the world’s leading building science center, today announced adaptations of the BREEAM International New Construction standard to streamline the pathway to certification for projects located in the United States. 

The announcement is the result of a nearly year-long partnership to Americanize the BREEAM International New Construction standard and marks the latest development in BRE Global’s effort to expand in the U.S. market. Earlier this month, BRE Global announced the planned update to the BREEAM In-Use standard to include, for the first time, the assessment and certification of sustainability performance for existing residential and multifamily buildings in the U.S.

The newly unveiled adaptations for the BREEAM International New Construction standard include a regional approach that accounts for varying building codes, best practices and industry standards across the US. These changes ensure that BREEAM delivers the most appropriate sustainable solutions for each project in an efficient way, thereby delivering the maximum value. BREEAM New Construction also includes an option to work with non-standard buildings through the BREEAM Bespoke process, driving more sustainable outcomes for buildings with uncommon space types or in unusual locations.

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