Ecohomes Assessments

Ecohomes Assessments

An Ecohomes Assessment is an environmental rating for new homes and is designed to help reduce the overall environmental impact of every home and development built. The Assessment is a certification scheme accredited by the BRE and is often required by funding bodies.

There are 4 scoring ratings from 'pass', 'good', 'very good' to 'excellent'. Currently local authorities require all public funded housing projects achieve a minimum of a 'very good' rating under Ecohomes. An assessment is carried out and gives the whole development a single environmental rating (From one house to 50 houses / flats etc.).

The performance of the development is assessed against the following criteria:

It is possible for you and your assessor to cherry pick the areas which are most relevant to you and your scheme making the Assessment as appropriate and cost effective as possible.

We would recommend that a Pre-assessment is carried out at the early design stages. This allows the environmental considerations to be developed with the design and is generally the minimum information needed in order to gain funding approval from your Local Authority


What we can do?

We can carry out the initial appraisal of the development at concept stage, give advice and carry out a Pre-assessment to allow you to gain funding if necessary

Once you have an indicative score from the Pre-assessment we can advise you on what further options are available to help you reach and possibly surpass your desired rating

We will offer guidance and advice throughout the Assessment and the project design process.