Understanding BREEAM

How Daikin Applied UK AHUs can aid BREEAM certification

Team up with Daikin Applied to achieve up to 68 BREEAM credits through your new AHU

What is BREEAM?

BREAAM (Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method) is a rating system developed by the Building Research Establishment (BRE) in 1990. It is used to specify and measure the sustainability performance of buildings, ensuring that projects meet sustainability goals and continue to perform optimally over an extended period.

Measures of performance

A BREAAM assessment uses recognised measures of performance, which are set against established benchmarks, to evaluate a building’s environmental impact across 10 categories including materials, energy, water, waste, pollution, transport, and ecology. The categories are weighted based on their environmental impact, meaning measures in one sub-category can count for more than that of another, however, a building must achieve a minimum score in each category to achieve certification.

What are the benefits of BREEAM?

  • Compliance with local and national sustainability regulations (up to 70% of local authorities require BREAAM certification)
  • Demonstrates a commitment to sustainability
  • Improved occupant health and wellbeing.
  • BREAAM certification can improve the overall value of a building due to its increased marketability because of improved sustainability and energy reduction
  • Reduced operating costs through improved energy and water efficiency

Achieve up to 68 credits with Daikin Applied UK AHUs

Integration of Daikin technologies will contribute to the overall sustainability level of the building and enable you to reach a BREAAM Excellent or Outstanding score. Our knowledge and portfolio of products will help you to achieve your BREEAM objectives while staying within budget.

Achieve up to 68 credits

with Daikin Applied UK Air handling Units


  • Man01: Project brief & design – 4 credits available
  • Man02: Life cycle cost & service life plan– 4 credits available
  • Man04: Commissioning & handover – 4 credits available
  • Man05: Aftercare – 3 credits available


  • Ene01: Reduction of energy use & CO2 – up to 15 credits
  • Ene04: Low carbon design – 3 credits available.
  • Ene08: Energy efficiency equipment – 2 credits available

Health and wellbeing

  • Hea02: Indoor air quality – 5 credits available
  • Hea04: Thermal comfort – 3 credits available
  • Hea05: Acoustic performance – 4 credits available
  • Man05: Aftercare – 3 credits available


  • Pol01: Impact of refrigerants – 3 credits available
  • Pol05: Noise attenuation – 1 credit available


  • Wst06: Functional adaptability – 1 credit available

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