In September 2011 we, along with our co-authors, published a paper at the CIBSE Technical Symposium. This took a sample of approximately 120 BREEAM 2008 projects from our TrackerPlus BREEAM management system and provided an analysis of the credits that were being targeted in the formal BREEAM assessment of these projects.
The paper identified a number of issues which the authors considered were either worth ongoing analysis or further investigation. You can read more in the paper here.
As a result of this research, and following the release of BREEAM 2011, we followed this up with a second CIBSE Technical Symposium paper published in April 2013. Again, you read the paper here.
It’s all very well presenting the raw data and, as assessors, we obviously have an opinion on many of the issues identified in the papers but we felt this would benefit from peer debate with Tracker Plus users, the wider assessor community, BRE and other interested parties.
With the imminent launch of BREEAM 2014 now seemed as good a time as any so here we are with the TrackerPlus blog.
We’d like this to be a place where we can share and discuss real-world research into current environmental assessment practice, giving assessors and design teams a valuable insight into industry practices and trends.
All constructive comments and opinions are welcome!