The BREEAM® System (BRE - Environmental Assessment Method) has been successfully used since 1990 and was developed by the BRE (Building Research Establishment, UK).
With more than 550,000 certifications BREEAM® is one of the leading international methods for building certification, particularly in Europe.
To simplify its use internationally BRE cooperate with the National Scheme Operators (NSO), who translate the scheme into the required language and ensure that it meets regional regulations. For example BREEAM DE for use in German speaking countries.
BREEAM ® Certification is classified in the Quality Levels Pass, Good, Very Good, Excellent and Outstanding.