BREEAM improvement: a proposal for the addition of new categories

Foggea, Doris (2014) BREEAM improvement: a proposal for the addition of new categories. MSc dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

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    Abstract

    Is BREEAM assessment method a complete tool to assess buildings’ sustainability? Indeed, some people tend to answer to this question negatively and so we do, after multiple researches on the topic. However, it is possible to improve the current BREEAM scheme by bringing a completely new approach to the sustainability conception, with the help of the public involvement. This paper suggests new categories that could be added to BREEAM’s current categories to make it a complete assessment tool. Using the literature dealing with this topic, it has been possible to define two new categories: the architectural value and the social value of a building. In order to integrate smoothly these new added categories to the existing ones, a questionnaire has been designed to collect the public’s perception of the architectural value and the social value, which will then result in new ratings and coefficients to define the final BREEAM score of a building. The research is also based on the case study of the Brunel House located in Portsmouth. It will enable to experience and validate as well the new tools by assessing Bouygues Development’ building proposal for a new Brunel House.

    Item Type: Dissertation
    Departments/Research Groups: Faculty of Technology > School of Civil Engineering and Surveying
    Depositing User: Beth Atkins
    Date Deposited: 16 Jan 2015 15:06
    Last Modified: 28 Jan 2015 12:47
    URI: http://eprints.port.ac.uk/id/eprint/16407

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