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Certification

We have very broad ranging and in depth experience of a number of international certification schemes and have extensive experience in the UK, Europe & Middle East.

Certification Schemes have been set up as a way of detailing and monitoring how sustainable a building is. They generally have a scoring system, enabling a score and a specific rating to be achieved. As such buildings are assessed on a common scale of sustainability.

They have a broadly similar content, with some shift in priorities; you will find common ground on issues such as:

  • Energy
  • Water Efficiency
  • Materials & Resources
  • Wellbeing
  • Ecology
  • Operations

With our Thermal modelling experience for both UK Part L & ASRAE purposes, we can provide a complete service under one appointment.

And with our range of qualifications, we can provide this complete service for all major certifications if required by the development.

Awards

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Yasmina Mikhael was the winner of the award of 2015 BREEAM Assessor of the Year.

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RES Design was part of the project team for 80-100 Victoria Street (Land Securities HQ), winner of the BREEAM 2017 Office Refurbishment and Fit-Out Award.


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BREEAM

BREEAM, or the BRE Environmental Assessment Method, has been developed by the United Kingdom Building Research Establishment.It has a list of issues for which credits can be scored. Some credits are mandatory for specific ratings.Buildings can achieve ratings of Pass, Good, Very Good, Excellent and Outstanding.RES Design can offer a full suite of BREEAM International Assessments with Accredited Professional status, please see the Case Studies section for examples of our work.


WELL

WELL Accredited Professional (WELL AP™)

The WELL Building Standard™ is the leading tool for advancing health & well-being in buildings and communities globally. WELL uses innovative, research-backed strategies to advance health, happiness, mindfulness and productivity in our buildings and communities.

Ainhoa Erausquin is RES Design's WELL AP™

 

The WELL AP™ trademark is used with permission from the International WELL Building Institute™

Code for Sustainable Homes

The Code for Sustainable Homes is the national standard in England, Wales and Northern Ireland for rating and certifying the sustainable performance of new residential stock.Dwellings receive a Code Level from Level 0 to Level 6 based on their rating. R65 design have experience on one off dwellings to developments of 500+ units, as well as mixed use developments.


LEED

LEED, or Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design, is a US sustainability accreditation scheme developed by the United States Green Building Council (USGBC).At its core, LEED is a program that provides third-party verification of green buildings. Building projects satisfy prerequisites and earn points to achieve different levels of certification.Buildings can achieve Certified, Silver Gold and Platinum ratings.

RES Design are fully accredited LEED assessors with experience specific to the Middle East region.