BREEAM is an abbreviation of Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method and is originally a British environmental certification model for building projects. The model is used today in more than 70 countries. BREEAM-NOR is the Norwegian one the adaptation of BREEAM and the construction industry’s own tool for measuring environmental performance.
The purpose is to motivate sustainable design and construction throughout the entire construction phase – from design to handover of the building.
For chemical building products such as glue, putty, sealant and foam, there is a requirement that selected, problematic substances are not to be included and that a measurement/analysis has been carried out that documents that the product’s emission to the indoor climate complies with set limits.
“BREEAM-NOR is a registered trademark owned by BRE (the Building Research Establishment Ltd. Community Trade Mark E5778551). The BREEAM-NOR logo and symbols are BRE’s property, and are reproduced with their permission.”