Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method (BREEAM) was created by the BRE 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.
Specific products can be BREEAM assessed or building specifications/actual buildings can be BREEAM rated. A BREEAM rating is based on a 60 year life of the building. Products that are deemed by the manufacturer to last less than 60 years have multiple points calculated based on their estimated product life. Generic ratings for products can be viewed on the Green Guide website www.bre.co.uk/greenguide where products are rated generically across 13 weighted environmental issues. There is no category within BRE to cover wall tiles.
It addresses a number of lifecycle stages such as New Construction, Refurbishment and In-Use UK in origin.
Green Guide for Products A to D rated
|TYPE||ELEMENT NUMBER||SUMMARY RATING|
|Cement based terrazzo tiles 66 kg/me||1521580001||B|
|Ceramic floor tiles||821580001||B|
|Porcelain floor tile (40% recycled content) 11mm thick, ISO13006 type B1A||1021580001||A+|
|Porcelain floor tile, 4mm thick, ISO13006 Type B1A||1021580002||A+|
|Resin based terrazzo/agglomerated stone/composite tiles (10% resin content)||821580018||D|
|Resin based terrazzo/agglomerated stone/composite tiles (2% resin content)||821580008||B|
The recycle logo is an identification to indicate our tile ranges that contain recycled content either from the production process or by utilising waste from other local producers. The recycle logo indicates products which incorporate a percentage of recycled or re-processed ceramic waste. This percentage can change from batch to batch, but the minimum recycled content is noted on the relevant range pages.
Ska Rating is a Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) environmental assessment method, benchmark and standard for non-domestic fit outs. It helps landlords and tenants assess fit out projects against a set of sustainability good practice criteria, known as Good Practice Measures (GPM).
UK in origin
Criteria / numbers based / Bronze, Silver, Gold.