BREEAM Ecology Assessment

Achieving BREEAM status

Ecosupport can provide specialised ecological input to your BREEAM reports. Building Research Establishment's Environmental Assessment Method (BREEAM) is an international scheme that provides certification of a sustainability assessment of individual buildings, communities and infrastructure projects.

Ecosupport can provide a Suitably Qualified Ecologist (SQE) to assist with the Land Use and Ecology section of BREEAM guidelines. BREEAM New Construction certification was updated in 2018 and the land use and ecology portion was re-written for most up-to-date guidance.

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Assessment criteria

There are five sections assessed for Land Use and Ecology:

  1. Site selection (2 credits)
  2. Identifying and understanding the risks and opportunities for the project (max 2 credits – assessment route dependent)
  3. Managing negative impacts on ecology (max 3 credits – assessment route dependent)
  4. Change and enhancement of ecological value (max 4 credits – assessment route dependent)
  5. Long-term ecology management and maintenance (max 2 credits – assessment route dependent)

Completing the ecology assessment

The SQE will undertake the initial site walkover, species identification and provide ecological advice to ensure projects move forward in line with BREEAM accreditation. We then complete the preform to allow the assessment of the whole project by the qualified and licensed BREEAM Assessor. This ensures the project meets the quality and performance standards of the scheme.

Our experience

Our team has worked with BREEAM for several years and can complete the requirements in a timely and professional manner to achieve BREEAM status. If you have any questions about getting BREEAM certification on your project, please speak to us about the process.

About us

Providing quality ecology services across southern England and beyond since 1999.

At Ecosupport we complete comprehensive ecological reports for Preliminary Ecological Appraisals, Phase I Surveys, BREEAM, NVC Vegetation and Hedgerows and Phase II Surveys for protected species such as bats, reptiles, dormice, GCN, birds and badgers. We work directly with our clients to deliver pragmatic results and can implement any required mitigation or habitat restoration to see through your ecological needs from start to finish. Our large network of ecologists enables us to offer all our services all across the UK.

Ecosupport is SSIP-certified through SMAS Ltd.


Ecosupport - Head Office
K4 Keppel, Daedalus Park
Daedalus Drive, Lee-on-the-Solent
PO13 9FX


01329 832 841

Telephone (International)

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