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BREEAM International New Construction (NC) - 2016 Scheme

2018/03/28 - 2018/03/30


http://www.breeam.org (BREEAM events/training calendar)

BREEAM International New Construction (NC) can be used to assess the sustainability of new buildings at the design and construction stages of a project. It enables developers to evaluate, improve and demonstrate the sustainability credentials of their buildings in a consistent way across the world. The scheme can be used to assess new commercial buildings (i.e. office, retail, industrial) and residential buildings.

The scheme provides an independent means of assessing key environmental impacts associated with construction projects. Within the ten BREEAM categories (e.g. Management, Energy), credits are awarded according to the performance of the development. The score achieved in each category is then weighted to reflect the importance of each category. The weighted scores are combined and the final score translated into a rating of Pass, Good, Very Good, Excellent or Outstanding. The BREEAM International New Construction scheme provides a means of adapting the category weightings to achieve the greatest relevance to the country of assessment.

BREEAM Assessors training courses are targeted at consutrction engineers, architects, designers, construction/design teams, city planners, real estate experts, building certifiers and assessors, energy experts and construction managers. The course is currently open to all without pre-qualification requirements. Knowledge/expertise in construction, sustainability principles, building regulations, environmental design and energy perfroamnce will be advantageous.

International New Construction: content and structure

BREEAM International assessor training commences with  interactive online modules delivered through our dedicated online learning portal. Following the online learning phase delegates shall attend 2.5 days of classroom based learning which will consolidate their understanding and newly acquired knowledge. To finalise the classroom learning, delegates undertake two ninety minute multiple choice examinations. Upon the successful completion of the training and examinations delegates are qualified as BREEAM International assessors.

Once you have become qualified, you are eligible to apply for a BREEAM International licence. There is no fee attached to the annual licence, you are however charged a lodgement fee per assessment registered.

A short overview of the main topics, handled throughout the course:

A more detailed description of the content of the (online and classroom) training course is given below.

Online learning

BREEAM International assessor training commences with interactive online modules delivered through our dedicated online learning portal. Delegates will be led on a journey into BREEAM by way of interactive content and technical presentations which will gradually build their knowledge and confidence within the BREEAM International 2016 scheme. Delegates participate in 20-30 hours of online learning before attending classroom training, there will be online support to help delegates complete the modules. The distance learning elements of the training course are designed for delegates to complete at their own pace, each module concludes with an automated quiz to allow learners to track their own progress throughout the course.

Module 1 – An introduction to BREEAM
Module 2 – The BREEAM International and Bespoke processes, reporting and evidence requirements
Module 3 – Technical modules: Management, Health & Wellbeing, Energy, Transport
Module 4 - Technical modules: Water, Materials, Waste, Land Use & Ecology, Pollution


Classroom training

Following the online learning phase delegates shall attend 2.5 days of classroom based learning which will consolidate their understanding and newly acquired knowledge. Through workshops and group learning activities delegates will refine their understanding, gained through the online training, before moving on to the more complex and technical aspects of the scheme. Fully supported by a dedicated tutor for each module, training is delivered by leading BRE technical trainers.

Day 1 – Brief initial test to ensure the delegates have completed the online study
Day 2 – Tailoring BREEAM International for different building types
Day 3 (half day) - Q&A, Top-up exam


Delegates will undertake two ninety minute multiple choice examinations during the classroom training. Both exams are fully open book, allowing delegates to refer to any notes or documentation they feel may assist them. Assessors will need to pass both examinations to become qualified within the scheme. Please note that you must present acceptable photo identification (ID) for admission to the examination. This may be either your passport, driving licence or EU ID card. Please note that without photo ID you will not be permitted to undertake the examinations.

Registration conditions

The price of the course is EUR 2495,- (BTW excl.). This includes:

Please note that once qualified, to offer and carryout BREEAM assessments through to certification you or your organisation must hold the relevant BREEAM licence. To become licensed, all assessors/assessor organisations are required to hold a minimum level of professional indemnity insurance. Furthermore, depending on the scheme chosen, there may be an annual fee payable to BRE Global to hold the required BREEAM licence.

For more information:

BRE Academy / Blue Planet Academy
+32 (0) 2 740 43 71


Price: €2.495,00 excl. VAT (€3.018,95 incl. VAT)



DateStart timeEnd timeSubjectLocationRoom
2018/03/2809:0017:00Brief initial testICABICAB A
2018/03/2909:0017:00Tailoring for different buildingsICABICAB A
2018/03/3009:0013:00Exam; Q&AICABICAB A


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