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Blue Module implements BREEAM In-Use V6

The Blue Module software now also supports BREEAM V6 In-Use International, the latest version of BREEAM, one of the most important standards for measuring the ESG performance of buildings and portfolios. BREEAM is growing rapidly as a leading standard and with it the demand from clients to organise the collection of the required information as efficiently as possible.

Jan Willem de Graaf, co-Founder of Blue Module: 'In order to actually measure ESG, you see the strong emergence of standards developed by the market itself such as BREEAM, LEED, WELL etc. Owners of real estate currently see the amount of work involved in ESG projects increase significantly. In terms of project management, a lot of work is involved and the information must come from a large number of sources. In addition, owners see that they are faced with many more ESG requirements. They want to be ready for it. Our ICT team has worked hard in recent weeks to transform BREEAM Technical manual V6 0.0. into a project-based approach. This includes all concepts, features and tasks, including all descriptions.'

Meanwhile, BREEAM is widely embraced: in the Netherlands, for example, more than 2,000 BREEAM-NL In-Use Non-residential building certificates have already been obtained. The new guidelines raise the bar even higher for sustainable, existing non-residential buildings. The expectation is a further strong growth in the number of buildings and portfolios that will be certified.

De Graaf: 'For BREEAM projects the project-based approach within the Blue Module software leads to the following significant (cost) benefits: less labour intensive, more overview, fewer errors, building your own ESG database. The objective is to help clients to collect the information in the most efficient and cost-effective way, per building.'

Blue Module creates ESG software that provides hard evidence to support valuation, due diligence, certification, government compliance and tenant requirements. Blue Module offers a SaaS application for project management, capacity planning and budgeting. The building owner gets one consistent source for all health and sustainability information. The information is collected based on powerful best practices to gather information, such as BREEAM, WELL, Fitwel, LEED, GRESB, CRREM, IBOS and/or an own best practice.