BREEAM Communities 2012 is targeted at neighbourhood scale developments. It aims to help the design team, developers and planners to improve, measure and independently certify the sustainability of a large scale development at the design and planning stage. The scheme influences sustainability at the early stages of project development through community engagement, site strategy and implementation in design. This can lead into BREEAM assessments of buildings and homes.
This 3 day course is broken down into two modules. The first module (day one) is an introduction and overview of BREEAM Communities 2012. It is suitable for planning officers, consultants and developers who want to understand the scheme and how to use it. The second module (days two and three) covers the technical content of the scheme and detailed information about the process of assessment and certification. Both the first and second modules are required for delegates who aim to become a BREEAM Communities Assessor. To become licensed, assessors are required to hold professional indemnity insurance. For more information please see our FAQ page. The training session is based on a combination of presentations and interactive workshops. There are no pre-requisites to becoming an assessor. An interest or active involvement in the delivery of large scale developments and masterplans is helpful.
Module 1 – Day 1
- an introduction to BREEAM Communities
- the international, national and local context for sustainable communities
- when to use BREEAM Communities and which projects are suitable
- meeting key sustainability objectives with BREEAM Communities
- meeting key planning requirements with BREEAM Communities
- the links between BREEAM Communities 2012 and building level assessments.
Module 2 – Days 2 and 3
- timescales, phasing and assessment
- the technical aspects of BREEAM Communities
- an introduction to the scoring tool
- the assessor’s role
- the assessment process
- using BREEAM Communities 2012 outside of the UK.
Please note that all those wishing to undertake BREEAM Communities 2012 assessments are required to achieve certification against the Competent Persons Scheme provided by BRE Global. For certification you are required to undertake and pass the relevant examinations.
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 examination(s).
What can be assessed with the BREEAM Communities 2012 Assessor qualification?
BREEAM Communities 2012 assessments at the design and planning stage within the United Kingdom and internationally.
It will not allow Assessors to carry out assessments either within the UK or elsewhere using a BREEAM version for which they do not have the correct training, qualification or licence.
On successful completion of the course and the examinations you will be issued with notification that verifies your BREEAM Assessor qualification. You will then be required to apply to BRE Global Ltd to become a Licenced BREEAM Assessor under the Scheme in order to practice. You must make this application within 12 months of completing the course.
To practice as a licenced BREEAM Assessor you will be required to pay an annual licence fee and hold adequate levels of professional insurance, particularly professional indemnity insurance. Further information on the route to becoming a licenced BREEAM Assessor can be found at www.breeam.com
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