BREEAM, a respected green building certification, migrates to U.S.

Read the full story in GreenBiz.

When it comes to green building labels, Energy Star and LEED have plenty of name recognition in the United States. Now, real estate managers have another system to consider as an alternative for proving a property’s energy efficiency and sustainable operating credentials.

The 25-year-old BREEAM methodology, developed and officiated by U.K. consultancy BRE, is migrating to the United States under an initiative spearheaded by consulting firm BuildingWise. Training in the principles of the program starts in August. The first building to be assessed using the framework — a city-block-scale renovation project in downtown Los Angeles called The BLOC — should receive its certification from BREEAM USA by October.

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