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BREEAM USA In-Use Assessor

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BREEAM USA In-Use Assessor

This course equips you with the knowledge and skills to become a licensed BREEAM USA In-Use Assessor. This enables you to drive sustainability improvements in the operational performance of buildings by assessing and delivering BREEAM In-Use certified projects in the USA.

BREEAM USA In-Use is a comprehensive and holistic environmental assessment method for assessing and rating the sustainability of existing, commercial assets located within the United States.  It provides a framework to help owners, managers and occupiers of existing assets successfully adopt sustainable solutions in a cost-effective manner and provides market recognition for their achievements.

To achieve certification, an asset's performance must be assessed and verified by a BREEAM USA In-Use Assessor. Learners who complete this training course will be eligible to apply for a BREEAM USA In-Use license. The course familiarises you with the scheme in terms of technical content and application, equipping you with the skills to carry out BREEAM assessments on assets.

Suitability - Who should attend?

Is it right for me?

This course is designed for built environment professionals with experience in management and operation of commercial buildings, seeking to apply to become a BREEAM USA In-Use assessor.

To satisfy the experience and knowledge required to meet BREEAM In-Use assessment standards, learners are expected to have 2 years + experience (within the past 5 years) in at least one of the following professions or equivalent:

  • Building surveying.
  • Building Engineering or regulatory (control) Services.
  • Building or Facilities Management.
  • Product or manufacturing auditing.
  • Certification experience in the built environment.
  • Environmental/energy services.

As a guide, learners should have 2+ years' experience (within the past 5 years) in a relevant profession or equivalent.

US based individuals only

Outcome / Qualification etc.

CPD: 16 hours

After completing the course learners will be able to

  • Understand the BREEAM process and the context for BREEAM USA In-Use
  • Navigate and be confident in assessing the technical aspects of the BREEAM USA In-Use scheme.
  • Understand the assessment process and the support in place for the scheme and assessors.
  • Understand the certification process.
  • Successfully carry out BREEAM assessments on operational assets.

Successfully passing this course enables you to apply for your assessor's license under the BREEAM USA In-Use International scheme.

Training Course Content

The course is a series of modules completely online followed by one 4-hour session delivered virtually.  The online modules must be completed prior to the virtual session. The course includes:

  • Review of the USA In-Use Technical Standards for Commercial, Residential and Residential Plus.
  • Roles and responsibilities for Assessors in the program.
  • The certification process.
  • Evidence gathering and verification.
  • Conducting site visits.
  • Quality Assurance.

Why choose BRE Academy

100 years of experience in the built environment

More than 13,000 learners since 2015

100s of hours of CPD content for built environment professionals

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