New BREEAM functionality in Cobuilder Collaborate

The BREEAM certification scheme sets very specific requirements towards the products used on the construction site. To be able to meet these requirements, it is essential to establish clear and traceable internal processes for quality assurance of the product documentation. Now you can perform this tasks directly in the new BREEAM interface in Cobuilder Collaborate.

The functionality is now only set up specifically for the needs of Norwegian construction industry actors. Contact us if you would like to know more about simplified BREEAM assessments in your country.

To simplify the process of assessing products and documentation in BREEAM projects in Norway, Cobuilder teamed up with the users and developed a new functionality that is now implemented in the solution for clients and contractors – Cobuilder Collaborate.

A new filter provides the users with an overview of the products covered by the certification requirements, which requirements are relevant for each product and what documents are available. It allows users to easily review the product documentation, approve or reject products, communicate with the supply chain and upload their own documents. And all information about the products and associated documents can be exported at the click of a button or sent directly to an external consultant or BREEAM auditor.

– We have been looking forward to this new functionality. It will drastically reduce our work when it comes to documentation management in our BREEAM projects, and at the same time it will optimise our internal processes. HENT would like to focus on building sustainable buildings, not on running around collecting documentation. This is why we also prefer to work with suppliers who have all the required BREEAM documentation available in the system, so that we don’t have to use time procuring it ourselves. – says Egil Ytrehus, Team Leader Environment at HENT.

Today, there is a growing demand from both consumers and authorities to use sustainable products and solutions, and so-called green projects make up an ever-increasing share of the contractors’ project portfolio. This creates a need for efficient internal processes in managing the BREEAM requirements and all the relevant product documentation.

HENT have set an objective to be at the forefront when it comes to sustainability in the construction industry, and we work continuously on various measures aimed at reducing waste and greenhouse gas emissions. At the present moment we have more than 35 completed and ongoing projects that aim to achieve BREEAM certification, continues Egil Ytrehus.

– In the past, we used to spend a lot of time creating our own lists with products and documents in order to be able to perform quality assurance internally and then send all the information to the BREEAM auditor. We appreciate that Cobuilder allows us users to participate in the development of functionality that both we and other actors with “green ambitions” can benefit from.

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Øystein Iversen, Cobuilder (left) and Egil Ytrehus, HENT (right)