Discover BREEAM certification with RWS Ltd
Make sure your buildings and assets reach the highest standard for environmental assessments. A BREEAM thermographic survey by RWS Ltd can help you to achieve this.
What is BREEAM?
BREEAM was created as a cost-effective means of bringing sustainable value to development. It helps investors, developers, design and construction teams and occupiers to use natural resources more efficiently. There may be a capital cost to building to the enhanced standards promoted by BREEAM, but this cost needs to be seen in the context of the overall value of sustainable development. Growing evidence is demonstrating that sustainable developments, like those delivered through BREEAM, offer value in many ways.
Why choose a BREEAM-based assessment?
Simply put, it is the most rigorous rating system and highest standard for environmental assessments. Not only does it give you the confidence that your assets is being built or refurbished to the highest standards, you also benefit from:
- Better, more efficient designs
- Cheaper, more simple maintenance over the lifespan of the asset
- Lower running costs
- Optimum building performance
- Limit investor and developer risk
- Assets more attractive to sell, let or retain
- Creation of healthy, attractive places to live or work
- Supporting sustainable construction
BREEAM thermographic surveys
RWS Ltd offers BREEAM-based thermographic surveys. BREEAM New Construction and BREEAM Domestic Refurbishment programs both recognise the benefit of a thermographic survey.
As the internal of a habitable building will have a higher internal temperature than external ambient at least one point over a 24-hour period, it is possible to assess the performance of the insulation. To correctly carry out this thermographic assessment, it is necessary to achieve a 10ºC differential between internal and external ambient. With this, if facing the external of a building envelope, it will be possible to view escaping heat through poorly insulated walls or badly sealed windows as elevated temperatures. Likewise, if viewing the same envelope internally, these same areas will show up as areas of lower temperature.
If you require a thermographic report to accompany your BREEAM assessment for your property please don’t hesitate to contact us to discuss a no obligation quotation.