BREEAM versus LEED

A couple of weeks ago the twittersphere and US blogs were awash with news that LEED was now recognising BREEAM energy points, to much fanfare. Worldwide domination of LEED over BREEAM could only follow (or perhaps I read too much into that?). The UK press dutifully repeated the press release with no comment or questioning […]

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BREEAM vs LEED – event

by Mel Starrs on January 21, 2010

in BREEAM versus LEED, Events & Conferences

I’m almost finished writing my final installment on BREEAM vs LEED, but I’ve run out of time to publish it this week.  In the meantime, you may be interested to know that CIBSE have a conference coming up on this very subject on 10th Feb 2010 in Balham. A snip at £225 for members. Hear […]

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This follow up post is for those who are familiar with BREEAM and have some knowledge of the credit numberings and weightings for both schemes. If you need to refer to the manuals the BREEAM manual can be found here and the LEED manual can be found here. If you are just looking for an […]

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BREEAM 2008 vs. LEED 2009 – introduction

by Mel Starrs on January 18, 2010

in BREEAM versus LEED

I promised, what seems years ago, to write some thoughts on the differences between LEED and BREEAM. Initially I had intended to pull together the highlights into one article, as I was sure I had seen a credit by credit analysis elsewhere. I can’t now find that and this post had started to get monstrously […]

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Biodiversity, BREEAM and LEED

by Mel Starrs on April 6, 2009

in BREEAM, BREEAM versus LEED, LEED

The UKGBC released a report called “Biodiversity and the built environment” on 31 March 2009. The portal was a couple of days late but was available when I checked on 3 April. I would recommend reading the full report (a quick read at 38 pages, mostly appendices). Below, I pull out the pertinent information regarding […]

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The regional materials credits in LEED are interesting. Obviously written with the US in mind, “regional” is defined as a 500 mile radius. For London this extends as far as Denmark, which could be fairly handy if you’re looking for triple glazed windows or funky radiators. I suspect if you were in the north of […]

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Hurrah for BREEAM

by mel starrs on April 18, 2008

in BREEAM, BREEAM versus LEED

Well, that post title may be a little OTT, but I am delighted to report that the complete technical guidance for BREEAM 2008 will be available to the public from June (thanks to Tom Saunders for letting me know). Also available for comment until 18 May is a discussion document which looks at how well three of […]

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