We are very pleased to announce that Dr. Panagiotakopoulos, Close the Loop, lead advisor on environmental management and product sustainability, has obtained BREEAM accreditation, certifying him as a licensed BREEAM Assessor for the BREEAM International New Construction (NC) scheme.


BREEAM is the world’s leading design and assessment method for sustainable buildings, with 250,000 buildings and over a million registered for assessment since the rating was first launched in 1990.

BREEAM sets the standard for best practice in sustainable building design, construction and operation and has become one of the most comprehensive and widely recognized measures of a building’s environmental performance. It encourages designers, clients and others to think about low carbon and low impact design, minimizing the energy demands created by a building before considering energy efficiency and low carbon technologies.

A BREEAM assessment uses recognised measures of performance, which are set against established benchmarks, to evaluate a building’s specification, design, construction and use. The measures used represent a broad range of categories and criteria from energy to ecology. They include aspects related to energy and water use, the internal environment (health and well-being), pollution, transport, materials, waste, ecology and management processes.

Close the Loop is able to offer clients in the construction industry the following support:

  • Certification of construction materials, according to Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs) to assure compliance with building rating labels, such as BREEAM and LEED. For more information, click here.
  • Certification of  new building structures according to the BREEAM International New Construction (NC) scheme. For more information, click here.

Close the Loop is an advisory, research and coaching organization providing services to clients across the global, covering the entire spectrum of sustainability. For more information on our services, and ways we can support your organization’s sustainability-related needs,please visit our Website or contact us.

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