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The building is assessed against the following 10 sections (topics) of Sustainability.
Each of these sections consists of relevant subsections which set a number of guidelines
about specifications and other important requirements for the design, the construction
• Health and Wellbeing
• Land Use and Ecology
The total number of credits awarded for each Sustainability section is converted then to a % section score and the sum of these % scores for all sections returns the overall % score for the building. Depending on this final BREEAM score the building is rated as follows:
< 30% UNCLASSIFIED
≥ 30% PASS
≥ 45% GOOD
≥ 55% VERY GOOD
≥ 70% EXCELLENT
≥ 85% OUTSTANDING
For this rating to be valid, however, a minimum number of credits must have previously been awarded by meeting compulsory the requirements of specific subsections. If this is not the case, then a lower BREEAM rating is achieved for the building.
*BREEAM has been developed in the United Kingdom by the Building Research Establishment (BRE).