Schools for the Future - Cost of BREEAM Compliance in Schools

Andrew Constable
In 2004 a revised BREEAM standard for schools was launched by the DfES with Very Good as the mandatory requirement.

In 2006, Part L of the Building Regulations were also tightened. The DfES wanted to understand the cost implications of both these changes and commissioned Faithful+Gould to undertake this research.

The costs for achieving BREEAM credits have been analysed and ranked in increasing order of magnitude. Beginning with BREEAM credits that can be achieved at zero cost and moving to crossing the line at a score of 40 achieves a BREEAM Good rating at little extra cost. Very Good, at a score of 55 is achievable in this example at an extra £18/m2.

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