The built environment has an enormous impact on both the environment and our lives. It demands heavily on our natural resources, is energy intensive, and if poorly managed, can have a negative impact on our communities and businesses.
The MOD recognises these effects and the need for effective management in this area. Environmental measures implemented in the design, construction and throughout the life of a facility will mitigate these harmful effects, reduce operating costs, and help create better working and living conditions.
Contrary to BREEAM, DREAM charts the project through the four main processes, survey (concept), design, construction and operation.
DREAM assessments have been carried out on various types of projects, ranging from a new Junior Ranks Mess at the RAF Honington to new facilities for the RAF Aerobatics Team (Red Arrows) at the RAF Waddington. As instructed in Defence Estates Policy Instructions and Strategic Briefs, all projects undertaken have achieved an “Excellent” rating.