BREEAM Thermal Surveys for BREEAM Credits
Undertaking a BREEAM thermal imaging survey is one of the easiest and most cost effective ways to generate BREEAM credits. Thermographic surveys are now a feature of BREEAM the environmental assessment method and rating system for commercial and domestic buildings. We always work proactively with clients to ensure a successful outcome.
BREEAM New Construction and BREEAM 2012 Domestic Refurbishment award credits for thermography surveys carried out by a Level 2 certified thermography engineer. The way each scheme works with respect to awarding points for thermography is slightly different. The very latest BREEAM 2014 UK New Construction scheme provides BREEAM credits for thermographic surveys but is in a slightly different way. A quick summary is below:
This new BREEAM technical guide describes an environmental performance standard against which new, non-domestic buildings in the UK can be assessed, rated and certified. You can gain 1 BREEAM credit for a BREEAM thermographic survey in London. Within Man 01 – Sustainable Procurement, it states the following:
- The main contractor accounts for a thermographic survey within the project budget and programme of works.
- Once construction is complete a thermographic survey of the building fabric is undertaken in accordance with the appropriate standard and by a professional holding a minimum Level 2 certificate in thermography.
- The survey confirms:
- Continuity of insulation in accordance with the construction drawings
- Avoidance of excessive thermal bridging
- Avoidance of air leakage paths through the fabric (except through intentional openings)
- Any defects identified via the post construction inspections are rectified
If you have any queries in regards to the above please don’t hesitate to give us a call on: 0775623464. We pride ourselves on offering a proactive service from start to finish. We have extensive experience of assessing thermal performance on many types of buildings from small dwellings right up to the largest commercial buildings such as schools and apartment blocks.
The importance of using one of our Level 3 trained thermographers cannot be understated as they are trained to be write predictive maintenance and inspection practices and to develop test procedures and ascertain severity criteria. To try and help clients prepare for the thermal imaging survey to their building, we have written the following article: How we carry our thermal Surveys on commercial buildings.
To try and help facility managers with their electrical and mechanical surveys, we have written the following article: thermal imaging inspections for facilities management. Also, throughout the UK BREEAM projects are becoming more common place. BREEAM provides extra points to projects that have a BREEAM Thermal survey undertaken. As not many clients are aware of BREEAM thermal surveys, we have included more information in our ‘What is a BREEAM thermal Imaging Survey’ article. Also to try and help clients prepare for their survey please download our Thermal Imaging Checklist.
Please contact us for more information
If you would like to contact us for more information on our thermal imaging services, please contact us on 01525 303905 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org Alternatively if you would like more information on how to prepare for your thermal imaging survey, please visit our website here or download our thermal imaging checklist