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. BREEAM in-Use can be used to assess assets worldwide and has already been used in over 25 countries.
There are two possible entry routes for this course
Currently qualified BRE Global assessors of one of the following:
- Code for Sustainable Homes
- Fire Risk
- Energy Assessor schemes
Those with at least two years 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
This course is a combination of online learning and a two day classroom workshop and examination.
The estimated minimum study time needed is up to 25 hours. The content will include:
- The background to BREEAM and the context for BREEAM In-Use
- The assessment methodology
- The roles in BREEAM In Use
Classroom workshop & examination
- The certification process
- Evidence gathering
- Audit verification
- Scheme rules
- Quality assurance
- Candidates will apply and share their expertise in a series of individual and team exercises
- 1 x 60 minute BREEAM In-Use examination
On successful completion of the course and the examination 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 http://www.breeam.com
To book a place, please email Xiaohui.Yi@bre.co.uk