Since 2009, BREEAM (Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method) has been a sustainability label for achieving sustainable buildings with minimal environmental impact.BREAAM is useful as a tool for governments, developers, corporations, consultants, real estate investors and clients. A high BREEAM score affects both the value, as well as the green image of the building and would affect a healthier and more productive working and living environment. Learn more about BREEAM-NL.
LEED (The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is a method for assessing the sustainable qualities of building design, construction and management. Developed by the United States Green Building Council, it awards a building scores in the areas of spatial development, water conservation, energy efficiency, material selection, indoor environment and innovativeness. In the United States, LEED is the standard for assessing the sustainability of buildings. Learn more about LEED.
The demand for healthy buildings is increasing, and the WELL Building Standard can play an important role in this. WELL puts a building’s users first and focuses specifically on employee health and well-being, providing a health score in the areas of Air, Water, Nourishment, Light, Fitness, Comfort and Mind. This results in a building’s sustainability score, expressed in silver, gold and platinum classes. Learn more about WELL.
Dutch Green Building Council (DGBC)
An independent nonprofit networking organization dedicated to making the built environment sustainable and future-proof. DGBC wants to play an important role in the transition to a circular economy in which it is pleasant and healthy to live, work and play. DGBC connects organizations, organizes training courses and events on current sustainability topics, and manages the sustainability label BREEAM-NL. Learn more about DGBC‘s themes, tools, meetings and partners.