In order to obtain the highest BREEAM score possible, building owners need to perform well in a number of assessment areas involving lighting. Fortunately, BREEAM’s requirements are in line with good design principles, and they ask designers to think about low carbon and low-impact methodology.
We have produced a guide to BREEAM for lighting designers. The Philips guide looks in particular at one building, the Optima office, which is a virtual open-plan office with some cellular spaces. It provides a model that lighting designers can then adapt for their own project.