BEAM Plus New Buildings covers the demolition, planning, design, construction and commissioning of a new building project. It can also be applied to major renovations, alterations and additions. By adopting an affordable range of best practices, it seeks to reduce the environmental impacts of a new building while also improving environmental quality and user satisfaction.

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What buildings can be assessed?

BEAM Plus New Buildings covers all types of new buildings, from single buildings to large-scale development, regardless of whether they are residential, commercial, industrial or other types. The assessment can also be used when planning for a major refurbishment or alteration, including wholesale or partial conversion. The total number of credits available under the assessment tool may vary depending on the project types. You are advised to seek the advice of your consultants before applying.

A well-designed BEAM Plus New Buildings project can help to:

Benefits of BEAM Plus New Buildings
Improve the quality of the indoor environment, and therefore benefit the health, wellbeing and productivity of its occupants; Minimise pollution to the external environment; Promote and encourage energy-efficient buildings, systems and equipment, including the use of renewable energy; and Reduce the unsustainable consumption of increasingly scarce resources such as water and tropical timber.

The assessment of a building's performance covers the following categories:

Site Aspects

Materials Aspects

Energy Use

Water Use

Indoor Environmental Quality

Innovations and Additions

There are four ratings available for a project after completing Provisional Assessment (PA) or Final Assessment (FA):

Provisional Platinum

Final Platinum

Provisional Gold

Final Gold

Provisional Silver

Final Silver

Provisional Bronze

Final Bronze

Check out the projects at BEAM Plus Online Exhibition

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