Green Building Initiatives and Certification Systems, such as BREEAM and LEED assess the sustainable performance of building materials and the performance of the whole building (e.g., energy efficiency).
Such initiatives are of growing importance and will consequently influence the market demands for construction products.
|BREEAM (BRE Environmental Assessment Method)||BREEAM, the Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method for buildings and large-scale developments, has become the de facto measure used to describe environmental performance of buildings and communities in the UK and can be used for both new build and refurbishment projects. BREEAM assesses the overall performance of buildings using factors such as energy and water use, the internal environment (health and well-being), pollution, transport, materials etc., awarding credits in each area according to performance. Sika’s basement to roof solutions can help contribute towards a BREEAM rating in many different ways.||Website|
|LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design)||Run by the USGBC (US Green Building Council) LEED provides a framework for healthy, highly efficient, and cost-saving green buildings. As with BREEAM, Sika’s basement to roof solutions can help contribute towards a LEED rating in many different ways.||Website|