The Advantages of BREEAM and WELL for Smart Buildings

In an era where sustainability and human well-being are at the forefront of construction and architectural innovation, achieving BREEAM and WELL certification is becoming increasingly advantageous.

As construction companies look to collaborate with Prolojik, understanding these benefits can significantly enhance project outcomes and client satisfaction. In this, the latest edition of the Prolojik Blog, let’s take a deeper dive into what these two certifications are and why you should be looking for your buildings to comply.

BREEAM: Setting the Standard for Sustainability

The Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method (BREEAM) is one of the most widely recognised green building certification systems globally. It sets rigorous standards for environmental performance across various criteria, including energy use, health and well-being, pollution, transport, materials, waste, ecology, and management processes.

For smart buildings in London, where urban density and environmental impact are critical considerations, BREEAM compliance offers a structured pathway to sustainability. It promotes energy efficiency through intelligent design and technology integration, reducing carbon footprints and operational costs. Smart buildings equipped with advanced systems for energy monitoring and management can align perfectly with BREEAM’s criteria, ensuring optimal performance and resource utilisation.

Furthermore, BREEAM-certified buildings often see enhanced marketability and value. In a city like London, where real estate is both competitive and high-value, the certification can differentiate a building as a leading-edge, environmentally responsible choice. This not only attracts environmentally conscious tenants and buyers but also potentially increases rental yields and property values.

Our commitment to sustainability ensures that Prolojojik lighting control designs and smart sensors can allow your smart space to achieve BREEAM certification.

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WELL: Prioritising Health and Well-being

While BREEAM focuses on environmental sustainability, the WELL Building Standard is dedicated to human health and well-being. It assesses building performance across several domains, including air, water, nourishment, light, fitness, comfort, and mind.

For smart buildings, WELL compliance means integrating systems that enhance the quality of life for occupants. For example, advanced HVAC systems that provide superior air quality, smart lighting that adapts to circadian rhythms, and intelligent water filtration systems all contribute to a healthier indoor environment.

In London’s fast-paced urban setting, such features can significantly improve the productivity and well-being of occupants, making WELL-certified buildings highly desirable.

The standard is customer-focused, with dynamic program requirements shaped by stakeholder engagement and expert input. It is also resilient, continuously adapting to new scientific knowledge and technological advances. WELL v2 includes ten concepts: Air, Water, Nourishment, Light, Movement, Thermal Comfort, Sound, Materials, Mind, and Community.

Prolojik’s network solutions can significantly enhance WELL scores by offering advanced air quality monitoring, circadian lighting design, visual balance, and occupant control of the lighting environment. Their systems support movement networks, thermal performance, and zoning, while also ensuring hazardous material reduction, aligning with WELL v2 criteria to improve occupant well-being.

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Synergistic Benefits of Dual Certification

The integration of both BREEAM and WELL standards creates a holistic approach to building design and operation. Smart buildings that achieve dual certification demonstrate a commitment to both ecological responsibility and occupant health, setting a new benchmark in the industry.

For our partners, working with Prolojik to develop BREEAM and WELL-compliant buildings means leveraging cutting-edge technology and expertise. Prolojik’s innovative solutions can facilitate the seamless integration of smart systems required for certification, from energy management and environmental controls to wellness-focused features.

Enhancing Corporate Responsibility and Compliance

Beyond market advantages, dual certification aligns with broader corporate social responsibility (CSR) goals. Companies involved in the development of BREEAM and WELL-certified buildings can showcase their commitment to sustainability and human-centric design, enhancing their corporate reputation and compliance with evolving regulations and standards.

In London, where sustainability initiatives are strongly supported by local government policies, adhering to these standards can also mean better compliance with planning and development guidelines. This can streamline approval processes and foster positive relationships with regulatory bodies.

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In conclusion, the benefits of achieving BREEAM and WELL certification for smart buildings in London are manifold. They encompass environmental sustainability, enhanced occupant well-being, increased property value, and improved corporate reputation.

For construction companies and other partners looking to partner with Prolojik, embracing these standards offers a strategic advantage, ensuring that the buildings they develop are not only at the forefront of technology and design but also champions of sustainability and health. As the construction landscape continues to evolve, the importance of BREEAM and WELL compliance will only grow, making it an essential consideration for future projects.

Contact Us

If you would like more information about how partnering with Prolojik can help you achieve BREEAM and/or WELL compliance, drop us a line on (01494) 515100 or email at [email protected]