Sussex Estates and Facilities

BREEAM Assessment

The Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method (BREEAM) is the leading and most widely used environmental assessment method for buildings.

It sets the standard for best practice in sustainable design and has become the de-facto measure used globally to determine a building's environmental impact. In order to manage the environmental lifecycle impacts of the University's new developments, new buildings are designed to a minimum standard of BREEAM Very Good, and Excellent where possible.

During its construction, the Northfield residences project was the largest single new build project on campus since the University was constructed in the 1960's. Northfield Halls of Residence (completed in 2013) was only the second student accommodation scheme nationally to have been awarded BREEAM Excellent, and has also attracted a coveted Green Apple Award for environmentally sustainable construction.