BREEAM Domestic Refurbishment

The BREEAM domestic refurbishment scheme (formerly Ecohomes) was launched on 11th June 2012, and Build Energy was one of the first licensed organisations in the UK.

Our assessors have had extensive involvement with the pilot case studies and are now working on early design assessments and pre-assessments.

Our BREEAM Domestic Refurbishment Assessors are certified, experienced, friendly, and most of all passionate about the subject!

BREEAM Domestic Refurbishment – What is it?

BREEAM Domestic Refurbishment

The assessment evaluates the environmental credentials of a project based on a standard already applied to over 200,000 buildings worldwide – The BREEAM certification scheme.

The difference here is that domestic refurbishment exclusively deals with existing buildings.

The new scheme allows architects, developers and designers to demonstrate their environmental credentials, giving confidence to their clients.

It also helps planners, asset managers (i.e social landlords) and regulators to set standards for refurbishment and provides a market focussed label for more sustainable and higher quality refurbishments.

How Can We Help?

Build Energy is currently working with several clients on pre-assessment reporting for planning applications, as well as full design stage assessments.

These projects range from single dwelling renovations to large commercial office buildings being converted to residential units.

As the scheme develops we will keep you updated on the progress of these projects through our case studies section.

Need to discuss your BREEAM Domestic Refurbishment project?

Just give us a call on 01202 280062 or send us your enquiry - we’ll get straight back to you.


We have used the team at Build Energy to assist us with the complex calculations and testing required to meet current building regulations......we have found them to be a valuable one stop source for all projects - they are extremely professional, reliable and competitive with regard to cost......we would not hesitate to recommend their services

Nicholas Lavidge – Director, Refurbishment for London