The first step in conducting a BREEAM In-Use Assessment is to register the Client Organisation. The name of the organisation entered at the ‘Create Account’ stage will appear on any certificate issued for an assessment registered under this account.
Please note: Organisations can carry out assessments on assets that are in or outside of the US regardless of where the organisation is registered. If the organisation is located in the United States, the BREEAM In-Use home page shown after login will be specific to the United States for ease of use and to allow for US payments.
Organisation Portfolio Owner
The second step is to set up the ‘Portfolio Owner”. The Portfolio Owner is the principle user and owner of the online account being set up. The Portfolio Owner will have access to all portfolios and assets registered under the organisation and can set up users and control their access to asset data. The Portfolio Owner will also have access to the organisation's administration and reporting functions that are not available to other users.
Performance Measurement Credit purchase
In order to undertake any type of BREEAM In-Use Assessment a Performance Measurement Credit will have to be purchased. Please navigate to the ‘Purchase Credits’ tab once logged into the BREEAM In-Use Online Platform.
BREEAM In-Use International Performance Measurement Credits can be used for assessments that are carried out internationally, except for assets that are located in the United States or in countries where BREEAM In-Use is operated by an NSO (please visit www.breeam.com for a list of NSOs)
BREEAM USA In-Use Performance Measurement Credits can only be used for assessments that are carried out in the United States.
Once an individual becomes a licensed BREEAM In-Use Assessor (after attending the relevant BREEAM In-Use Assessor training course, passing the exam and paying the relevant license fee), an Assessor account is set up on the online system. Through this account, Assessors are able to verify assessments and send these in for certification. Assessors should use the username and password provided on issue of their license to login to their Assessor account. An Assessor account is used when a client has submitted an assessment to an Assessor for certification. It is not possible to register an asset/project through an Assessor account.
Important information for Assessors
If a Client requests an Assessor to register an organisation on their behalf, the Assessor must obtain the necessary registration information from the Client organisation to complete the registration form. Certain information entered at the registration stage will appear on certificates issued for an assessment registered under the account. It is important that the Portfolio Owner belongs to the Client organisation and that the registration is completed with client details and not Assessor information.
Please read the terms and conditions and press ‘Accept’ to continue to the account creation form.