Following consultation last year, changes to the BREEAM assessment process are expected to be announced early this year. Early information suggests that the changes will include an additional (third) stage of assessment – Verification, a 12 month monitoring and review of the building following occupation; and changes to the weighting for some credits.

Ecology LE01 – site selection accounts for 10% of the total weighting

LE02 Pre- assessment to be carried out before site preparation

LE03 Consideration of ecological mitigation and enhancement early, have protected species been considered?