Energy Management Solutions for ‘BREEAM very good’ or ‘BREEAM excellent’ projects. Enistic’s automatic monitoring and targeting services, energy manager software and smart metering technology are all BREEAM approved.
BREEAM is the World’s leading environmental rating tool 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.
The compulsory 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 represent a wide range of categories and criteria from energy to ecology, including aspects related to energy and water use, the internal environment (health and well-being), pollution, transport, materials, waste, ecology and management processes.
Part of the BREEAM assessment is ensuring the site is fully energy efficient and that a suitable energy management system has been put in place to monitor the energy consumption. Enistic’s energy management system is fully BREEAM compliant.
Most modern buildings need to comply with BREEAM regulations as a condition of their planning consent, Enistic systems qualify for the following BREEAM 2011 non-residential code sections:
- Basic Energy Monitoring to comply with the BREEAM minimum requirement.
- Advanced Energy Monitoring, Building Energy Management System (BEMS) & Water Monitoring Systems to gain additional BREEAM credits.
We also provide equipment-only metering system designs to comply with CIBSE General Information Leaflet 65, and metering systems to comply with Part L of the building code.
Find out more about BREEAM
What is BREEAM?
BREEAM (Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method) is a sustainability assessment method that is used to masterplan projects, infrastructure and buildings. Launched in 1990, by the Building Research Establishment (BRE) it sets standards for the environmental performance of buildings through the design, specification, construction and operation phases and can be applied to new developments or refurbishment schemes.
What does it measure?
It focuses on sustainable value across range of categories:
- Land use and ecology
- Health and wellbeing
Each category focuses on the most influential factors, including reduced carbon emissions, low impact design, adaption to climate change, ecological value and biodiversity protection.
How is my energy consumption rated?
Developments are rated and certified on a scale of Unclassified (<30%), Pass (>30%), Good (>45%), Very Good (>55%), Excellent (>70%) and Outstanding (>85%).
The BREEAM rating benchmark levels enable a client or other stakeholder to compare an individual building’s performance with other BREEAM rated buildings and the typical sustainability performance of new non-domestic buildings in the UK.
Each BREEAM rating level broadly represents performance equivalent to:
- Outstanding: Less than top 1% of UK new non-domestic buildings (innovator)
- Excellent: Top 10% of UK new non-domestic buildings (best practice)
- Very Good: Top 25% of UK new non-domestic buildings (advanced good practice)
- Good: Top 50% of UK new non-domestic buildings (intermediate good practice)
- Pass: Top 75% of UK new non-domestic buildings (standard good practice)
What's are the benefits of BREEAM?
BREEAM inspires developers and creators to improve, innovate and make effective use of resources.
The focus on sustainable value and efficiency makes BREEAM certified developments attractive property investments and generates sustainable environments that enhance the wellbeing of the people who live and work in them.
While building to meet BREEAM’s enhanced standards may incur a capital cost this should be viewed in the context of the overall value of sustainable development. In particular; reduced operational costs, helping to limit investor and developer risk in building for the future, making a building more attractive to let, sell or retain, and creating a healthier workplace.
Why should I choose Enistic?
Our aM&T systems are what makes us stand out from others, they allow you to:
- measure consumption
- monitor consumption against targets
- identify areas of waste
- set consumption targets and alerts
- analyse consumption patterns
- allocate costs accurately
- inform forecasting, targeting and budgeting processes
With an impressive record of achieved savings, our aM&T systems are essential to help you save energy, reduce costs and minimise carbon emissions. The Enistic range of highly accurate smart meters gathers energy consumption data in real-time (typically reading once every minute) and our cloud based portal delivers dashboard visualisation, monitoring, alerting and reporting. Easy to install, easy to extend – an Enistic solution is fully scaleable – from as little as one metering point – and provides unparalleled visibility from distribution board to circuit to socket. Enistic can significantly reduce your resource consumption; reducing your environmental impact and your utility bills. We can measure all your utilities including water and gas and we also covers micro-generation projects such as wind, solar, heat pumps, CHPs etc.
With Enistic systems you can not only meet your compulsory BREEAM requirements, but exceed them, gaining valuable points towards achieving the highest possible BREEAM rating as well as potentially saving money on your site’s energy spend. Contact us today to find out more.
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