There are a number of options available to clients for auditing this process.
BREEAM (Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method) is the model that is the most developed and looks at the impact of the building as a whole on the environment. The process is very thorough, accepted by local government and is backed by careful research.
LEED is the American equivalent less used in the UK, other than for American corporations but does provide a useful alternative to the Breeam model.
Ska is a new process specifically developed for the office refurbishment or relocation process.
Provided by the RICS (Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors), Ska looks specifically at what you as a client is actually doing as part of your fit out process and rewards best in practice selection.
The Ska tool gives live information to how your design can be influenced with environmental considerations in terms of energy, water, waster, pollution, material selection and well being.
Maris offer in-house expertise throughout these audit processes and provides ongoing support through briefing, design, construction and occupation through the ‘soft landings’ process developed by BSRIA (The Building Services Research and Information Association).
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