Let’s talk about accreditations - Inteb

Let’s talk about accreditations


When you’re a building owner, it’s essential you have accreditations, like NABERS and BREEAM, in place to ensure your property is as attractive as possible to would-be tenants.

Why should building owners consider accreditations?

With every organisation having to reduce their carbon footprint to reach net-zero targets, buildings need to be as carbon neutral as possible. And with tenants becoming savvier about eco-friendly buildings, failure to consider accreditations and legislation can leave you with empty buildings nobody wants to rent.

Why you need to consider a NABERS accreditation

Administered by BRE, NABERS is an energy rating based on a 6-star system that measures and verifies the energy use in your existing office premises. And this is excellent news because it allows you, as the building owner, to measure, target and communicate the energy performance of your building.

The rating ranges from 1 (Poor) to 6 (Market Leading). And a high NABERS rating is crucial for every UK business or building owner because it comes with a host of benefits, including:

  • Greater energy efficiency
  • Increased rental income
  • Attractiveness to tenants and investors


And if that wasn’t enough, a NABERS rating helps you achieve your sustainability targets smarter and faster.

Why you need to consider a BREEAM accreditation

Although BREEAM is mainly voluntary, as the world’s leading sustainability assessment accreditation, planning conditions may impose a minimum BREEAM accreditation standard.

So, why wouldn’t you want it?

A BREEAM accreditation recognises and reflects the value in high-performing assets across a building’s life, from current buildings to refurbishments and new builds.

But that’s not all.

It also allows building owners to reduce and mitigate risk by demonstrating sustainable performance during the planning and design stages, right through to construction, operations and refurbishment.

BREEAM also allows building owners to:

  • Reduce running costs
  • Decrease maintenance outlay
  • Maximise market value returns during the lifecycle of the building.

And if that wasn’t enough, a BREEAM accreditation will attract tenants and increase your retainment figures.


Because your property will be a BREEAM-rated development, which is what most organisations are looking for these days to help them hit their ESG and net-zero goals.

Need help understanding BREEAM & NABERS?

As a building owner, your properties should be BREEAM-certified during construction, refurbishment & fit out or while in use. But keeping track of the regulations and best practices takes a lot of time.

That’s where Inteb comes in.

Our accredited BREEAM assessors use their knowledge and experience in a range of sustainable assessment methods to support you, leaving you time to focus on your business while protecting your reputation and building value.

Inteb also help building owners, managers and investors assess their properties using the NABERS UK standard, which focuses on energy performance and gives you a breakdown of where you can:

  • Prioritise cost and carbon savings
  • Make savings
  • Implement improvements
  • Gain a strong ROI

And for extra peace of mind, we also support you in gaining and maintaining your BREEAM and GRESB ‘Green Building’ certification.

Maintaining awareness of updates to legislation is vital if building owners are to stay compliant. That’s why once a quarter Inteb will be creating and updating a blog page on our website with all the current legislation requirements, enabling you to adhere to full compliance.

Ready to get fully accredited?

Let’s get the conversation started – call us now on 0151 601 3476