Reducing environmental impact and costs

What is BREEAM?

BREEAM In-Use is a scheme to help anyone who owns or manages a building to reduce the running costs and improve the environmental performance of existing buildings. It consists of a clear standard, an easy-to-use assessment methodology and a 3rd party certification process that enables you to demonstrate improved sustainability. BREEAM In-Use is currently relevant to all non-domestic, commercial, industrial, retail and institutional buildings. Find out more about BREEAM.


How HCS can help you obtain BREEAM certification

If you are considering a BREEAM In-Use certification then HCS’s new PVC wall cladding could improve your scoring in a number of areas. Depending on the setting and the use, wall cladding from HCS will:

- Reduce operational costs

- Enhance the value and marketability of property assets

- Demonstrate your commitment to Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)

- Improve organisational effectiveness because cleanliness standards are easier to maintain

- Give greater engagement with staff in implementing sustainable business practices

- Provide opportunities to improve staff satisfaction with the working environment with the potential for significant improvements in productivity.

Benefiting the environment

One of the biggest opportunities to address the UK's environmental impact lies in better management and improvement of the existing building stock. BREEAM In-Use has been developed to recognise and encourage better building management and targeted investment in existing building stock.

Find out more about BREAM In-Use

Our products and the environment

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