Making the most of the Ecology Assessment in BREEAM and the BREEAM family


An introduction to the ecological component of BREEAM and how to get the most from it, this workshop will cover all types of BREEAM assessment, across the BREEAM family and include worked examples of how the BREEAM criteria can be used for maximum ecological benefit. Each of the ecology credits will be discussed individually, including the use of ecology/biodiversity gain calculator. The aim of the workshop is for ecologists to be able to achieve maximum ecological benefit from BREEAM and similar assessments.

Who Should Attend?

Ecologists undertaking or planning to undertake the ecology assessment of BREEAM and other members of the BREEAM family, e.g. Home Quality Mark and CEQUAL. It will be of relevance to others involved in the ecological dimension of these tools, e.g. biodiversity and, or ecology net gain.

Knowledge Level


Prior Knowledge

It is essential to have read the relevant sections of BREEAM. Whilst having undertaken or work-shadowed on such an assessment is desirable, it is not essential.

Participants should bring an up-to-date copy of BREEAM Ecology assessment to the workshop.

Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate: - familiarity with the Ecology assessment of BREEAM methodology - how this is applied within a project - knowledge of each ecology credit
  • Use the Ecology biodiversity/ecology net gain calculator, maximising the ecological benefit that can be gained from using BREEAM and going beyond, well beyond, simply recommending bird and bat boxes
  • Work closely with relevant specialists within the project and in particular landscape professionals
  • View the ecological possibilities in an assessed project in as holistic a manner as possible from an ecological perspective, while still working with clients to obtain as many credits as possible within their budget
  • ain the most from the BREEAM and other members of the BREEAM family ecology assessments in terms of ecology credits within the bounds of these protocols and within a client’s budget


Refreshments will be provided throughout the day. Please bring your own packed lunch.


Tickets Person(s) Price
Member Ticket 1 £120.00
Non Member Ticket 1 £180.00