How does BEAM Plus assess?

The building sustainability performance comprises of the following assessment aspects:


Integrated Design and Construction Management (IDCM) encourages the project team to enhance communication with stakeholders and adopt the integrated design approach throughout green building design and construction.
Community Aspects (CA) focuses on the socio-economic impacts of the development to the neighbourhood that enhances the surrounding built environment, local character and social identity.
Sustainable Site (SS), Site Aspects (SA) is about the location, design, infrastructural provisions and basic amenities of a building or a development.
Green Building Attributes (GBA) is about selecting a BEAM Plus certified building or adopting best practices in operations.
Management (MAN) concerns responsible management practices and provisions to encourage sustainable management of occupied areas.
Energy Use (EU) relates to low energy design, energy efficiency practices and adoption of renewable energy.
Water Use (WU) emphasises adoption of water efficient devices and practices, reduction of water use and the quality of potable water.
Materials and Waste Aspects (MWA) encourages waste reduction and efficient use of materials of lesser environmental impacts.
Innovations and Additions (IA) gives credits to projects with innovative designs that enhance environmental performance; and superior performance that greatly exceeds the prevailing requirements in the assessment.
Health and Wellbeing (HWB), Indoor / Outdoor Environmental Quality (IEQ/OEQ) encompasses various environmental aspects of indoor/outdoor environment which have an impact on the health, comfort or wellbeing of the occupants and neighbours including daylight access, air quality, ventilation, and thermal comfort, etc.

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