BREEAM New Construction: Healthcare

BREEAM for healthcare buildings was commissioned by the Department of Health and Welsh Health Estates, replacing NEAT (NHS Environmental Assessment Tool) as the preferred environmental assessment method and certification scheme for healthcare buildings in the UK.

The Department of Health require, as part of the Outline of Business Case approval, that all new builds achieve an Excellent rating and all refurbishments achieve a Very Good rating under BREEAM Healthcare. 

The BREEAM scheme for healthcare buildings can be used to assess the following types of healthcare developments at both the Design and Post Construction stages of their lifecycle:

  • Teaching/specialist hospitals,
  • General acute hospitals,
  • Community and mental health hospitals,
  • GP surgeries,
  • Health centres and clinics.

Existing healthcare buildings

Existing healthcare buildings can now be assessed and certified under BREEAM In-Use.

Find a BREEAM Healthcare assessor

To find a BREEAM Healthcare assessor, please go to GreenBookLive - you can search by name, location, postcode etc.

Further information

For further information regarding BREEAM Healthcare, please download a copy of our BREEAM Healthcare FAQ document - see the link on the right hand side.

To download a copy of the Scheme Document or the Pre-Assessment Estimator, go to the Resources section of this website. Please note you need to register to use this area of thei webiste - all that is required is a name and e-mail address.


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