A Conceptual and Literature Review of the Effectiveness of BREEAM

FRASER, Douglas and SEWELL, Jack (2019). A Conceptual and Literature Review of the Effectiveness of BREEAM. Sheffield Hallam University Built Environment Research Transactions.

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Abstract

The literature examining BREEAM was explored to extract an overview of the effectiveness of the method in assessing sustainability in built developments. It was found that BREEAM is a respected assessment tool, with much potential to develop into a valuable driver towards sustainable development in the construction industry. Shortfalls were discovered in the way the method has been used, e.g. in the industry understanding of sustainable development as a holistic concept; in the focus on short-term financial rewards; in the lack of site-specific consideration of the application of solutions.

Item Type: Article
SWORD Depositor: Symplectic Elements
Depositing User: Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited: 13 May 2019 14:54
Last Modified: 03 Jun 2019 09:45
URI: http://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/24551

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