BREEAM DE – IN USE
The system was developed by the Building Research Establishment (bre) and made public under the name BREEAM. In 2012, the National Scheme Operator DIFNI (the German Private Institute for Sustainable Real Estate Industry) carried out an adaptation of the system for the German-speaking market – initially limited to non-residential buildings – and designated this as BREEAM DE In Use. The certification takes place in up to three parts (Part 1 Building, Part 2 Operation and Part 3 User), which could be examined further. The real estate is assessed in the following 9 categories:
NATURE OF THE BREEAM DE IN USE VALUATION
- Compacted procedure for the valuation of real estate based on a questionnaire as well as an on-site appointment for the confirmation of the details by a licensed auditor.
- Thanks to the comparatively simple verification, it is suitable for salespersons or purchasers that want to obtain an initial overview of possible improvement potentials of real estate.
The DIFNI is a component of TÜV SÜD since the end of 2016. As official license partner of BRE Global since 2019, this offers the possibility to use the BREEAM DE procedure, also for new buildings.