BREEAM, CSH and Ska ready for the new Code

The Scheme understands that many sites register to help achieve their required rating with BREEAM, Code for Sustainable Homes (CSH) or Ska.

Over the last few months, the Scheme has been liaising with these bodies to ensure that they understand the new scoring system and therefore can adjust their rating criteria accordingly. Working with the Scheme, BREEAM, CSH and Ska have now confirmed how they will credit registered sites on the new scoring system. Please see below for details on each organisation.

BREEAM

BREEAM have confirmed the way in which credits are assessed and awarded will not change, however the credit benchmarks have been updated to reflect the new CCS scoring method. Therefore, one credit is still available for achieving compliance (required for certification) with the CCS, two credits for significantly exceeding compliance and a third exemplary credit for demonstrating an exemplary level of practice.

NOTE – These benchmarks will apply across all BREEAM schemes and versions when using the new scoring system.

CreditsCurrent point score required to achieve credits within BREEAMNew point score required to achieve credits within BREEAM
124 – 31.525 – 34*
232 – 35.535 – 39**
3 (exemplary credit****)36 or more40 or more***

*a score of 5 in each of the 5 sections must be achieved

**a score of 7 in each of the 5 sections must be achieved

***a score of 7 in each of the 5 sections must be achieved

****Note, this is not applicable to EcoHomes.

CSH

CSH have confirmed the way in which credits are assessed and awarded will not change, however the scoring system has. Therefore, one credit is still available for achieving best practice and two credits for achieving significantly beyond best practice. These benchmarks will apply across all CSH versions.

NOTE – These benchmarks will apply across all CSH versions when using the new scoring system.

CreditsCurrent point score required to achieve credits within CSHNew point score required to achieve credits within CSH
1 – Best Practice24 – 31.525* – 34
2 – Significantly beyond best practice32 – 4035** – 50

*a score of 5 in each of the 5 sections must be achieved

**a score of 7 in each of the 5 sections must be achieved

Ska

The criteria for Ska accreditation is for registered sites to achieve a score of 35 or above.