Co to jest BREEAM?

System BREEAM definiuje standard najlepszych praktyk w zakresie zrównoważonego projektowania, budowania i użytkowania budynków. System akredytacji BREEAM wykorzystuje uznane miary właściwości, które porównywane są do wartości wzorcowych w celu oceny procesów specyfikacji, projektowania, budowy i użytkowania budynku. Wykorzystane miary reprezentują szeroką gamę kategorii i kryteriów, od energii aż po ekologię. Obejmują one między innymi: jakość środowiska wewnętrznego, efektywność energetyczną, dostępność transportową, materiały i konstrukcję, zarządzanie eksploatacją i realizacją, gospodarkę wodą i odpadami. Z punktu widzenia użytkownika najcenniejszymi kategoriami są te obejmujące komfort użytkownika (dostęp do światła dziennego i widoku z okna, możliwość sterowania oświetleniem, ogrzewaniem i chłodzeniem) oraz transport (dostęp do komunikacji publicznej, parkingi rowerowe czy miejsca do ładowania samochodów elektrycznych).

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Delivery of this course is achieved by using a blended learning approach of on-line pre-course materials in the form of digital modules, followed by interactive classroom workshops and examinations. On successful completion of the course and examinations, you will emerge as a fully qualified BREEAM International assessor.

Please note: if you are an assessor who previously qualified and became licenced under the 2013 scheme you will still be able to assess under the 2016 version. This scheme uses calculation tools which run in MS Excel with macros. Macintosh computers are unable to use this function so you will need access to a PC to complete these assessments.

Online learning

BREEAM International Assessor training commences with approximately 30 hours of interactive online modules delivered through our dedicated online learning portal. You will be led on a journey into BREEAM by way of interactive content and technical presentations, which will gradually build your knowledge and confidence within the BREEAM International 2016 scheme. You can complete these modules at your own pace, and there is on-line support to help you. Each module concludes with an automated quiz to allow you to track your progress and attainment 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, you will attend 2 days of classroom based learning which will consolidate your understanding and newly acquired knowledge. Through workshops and group learning activities, we will refine your understanding gained through the online training, before moving on to the more complex and technical aspects of the scheme. You will be fully supported by a dedicated tutor for each module. Training is delivered by leading BRE expert technical trainers.

2.5 day classroom based learning

Day 1 – Brief initial test to ensure you have completed the online self-study modules

  • Review of the BREEAM International processes
  • Focus on a couple of the most complex issues within the scheme

Day 2 – Tailoring BREEAM International for different building types

  • Selling BREEAM
  • Relationship between different BREEAM Schemes
  • BREEAM International exam

Day 3 (half day)

  • Question and Answer Session
  • BREEAM General Understanding exam


You will undertake two multiple choice examinations. Both exams are open book, allowing you to refer to any notes or documentation that may assist you. 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.

Please note that once qualified, to offer and carry out 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 please see our FAQ page or contact us at

BREEAM Membership opportunity

After successful completion of this course you can register as a BREEAM Member with the BRE Academy. The BRE Academy BREEAM Membership is a badge of recognition that highlights your level of knowledge and shows your commitment to realising the benefits of BREEAM.

As a member, you will join a group of growing and experienced individuals across a variety of areas within the built environment.

Specific benefits you will be able to take advantage of include discounts on BRE Academy training courses, FREE monthly webinars and exclusive discounted BRE services. Find our more information about BRE Academy membership to see if you qualify!

Course aims

After successfully completing this training course and examination, delegates will become qualified BREEAM Accredited Professional (AP). As a BREEAM AP delegates will be able to support project teams to deliver their sustainability goals and influence how a development will meet BREEAM targets.

Learning outcomes and benefits

This qualification enables you to work across the relevant BREEAM schemes as a sustainability professional.

Delegates completing all aspects of this course will learn the role of the AP and what a development needs to do in order to meet BREEAM targets and sustainability goals. Delegates will learn the need to facilitate projects teams to schedule activities, set priorities and negotiate the trade-offs required to achieve the target BREEAM rating when the development is formally assessed.

Once qualified, a BREEAM AP can help developments achieve up to six BREEAM credits dependent on the schemes that they are working on. They are recognised throughout the industry as a sustainability champion who can:

  • Encourage an integrated design and construction process
  • Use BREEAM as a framework to establish, agree and achieve the desired level of sustainability performance for a development

The qualification and annual membership recognises an individual’s ability to provide expert advice on how projects should achieve their sustainability goals and performance.

Event programme

This course has been designed to allow suitably experienced construction professionals who have a good knowledge of environmental design and the design process to deliver new construction and refurbishment buildings to meet BREEAM.

There are three aspects to this course:

  1. Interactive online modules
  2. A classroom based workshop
  3. An examination

1. Online training
The online pre-workshop modules must be completed prior to attending the workshop, to enable delegates to have the best chance to pass the examination. The online modules cover:

  • The role of a BREEAM AP
  • Background and scope of BREEAM
  • BREEAM Assessment methodology
  • BREEAM schemes technical content
  • Decision timeline
  • Decision priorities

2. Workshop
After completing the online modules, delegates will attend a workshop followed by an examination. The workshop will allow delegates to apply and share their expertise in a series of individual and team exercises. The workshop will cover:

  • Making a case for Sustainability and BREEAM
  • Decision Making
  • Timeline
  • Comparison on costs per percentage point basis

3. Examination
In order to become a BREEAM AP, delegates will need to pass an examination. This takes place at the end of the workshop and includes one 60 Minute multiple choice examination


BREEAM In-Use is designed to help building managers and owners reduce the running costs and improve the environmental performance of existing buildings. The scheme uses an assessment tool that can be completed by building managers and owners to self-assess their buildings. These self-assessments have to be audited by independent BREEAM In-Use assessors before certification can be granted.

To become a BREEAM In-Use assessor you need to complete the online learning, attend a two day course, pass the examination and take out a BREEAM In-Use licence. To become licensed, assessors are required to hold professional indemnity insurance. For more information please see our FAQ page.

BREEAM in-Use can be used to assess assets worldwide and has already been used in over 25 countries.

Entry Requirements:

There are two possible entry routes for this course

Route 1

Currently qualified BRE Global assessors of one of the following:

  • Code for Sustainable Homes,
  • Fire Risk
  • Energy Assessor schemes.

Route 2

Those with at least two years full time experience (within the last five years) in one or more of the following professions:

  • Building surveying
  • Building regulatory (control) services
  • Facilities management
  • Product or manufacturing auditing
  • Certification experience
  • Environmental/Energy background

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