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BREEAM Ecology Credit Assessments
BREEAM Ecology Credit Assessments are often used by new developments as a benchmark standard to achieve sustainable development status.

To achieve credits with relation to ecology or landscape ecology Eco or LE credits respectively as their known, require an assessment to be undertaken by a suitably qualified ecologist (SQE).

To make an ecological credit assessment two things are required:

  • A Phase 1 Habitat Survey report and habitat plan of the site before construction or site clearance, undertaken by a SQE (we are recognised as SQE under the BREEAM guidelines).
  • A landscape plan and/or planting scheme plan post development. Normally provided by the developer or landscape architect.
  • Areas of ecological features such as grassland, hedges, trees and flowerbeds are then measured together with their species numbers to compare before and after development biodiversity.

    Providing there is an increase in the calculated number of biodiversity post development credits can then be awarded to the development.

    Where plans and developments don’t meet the required level to gain full credits we work with architects and developers to help them gain the maximum possible credits.

    Our BREEAM Credit Assessment Report includes:

  • Phase 1 Habitat Survey report
  • Credit Assessment report with calculations in a BREEAM Assessors format.
  • This gives the BREEAM assessor all they require in respect to the ecology related credits.

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    Our ecology surveys, ecological surveys and ecological surveyor (ecology surveyor) practice throughout London and the South UK including places like Hampshire, East Sussex, West Sussex, Surrey, Berkshire, Kent, Essex, Hertfordshire, Bucks, Ilse of Wight and Haywards Heath, Reading, M3 Corridor, Weybridge, Hythe, Burgess Hill, Sevenoaks, M25 Corridor, Faversham, Edenbridge and more! 23/07/24.