An Ecohomes Assessment is an environmental rating for homes and is designed to help reduce the overall environmental impact of every home and development built. The Assessment is a certification scheme accredited by the BRE and is often required by funding bodies.
There are 4 scoring ratings from ‘pass’, ‘good’, ‘very good’ to ‘excellent’. Currently local authorities require all public funded housing projects achieve a minimum of a ‘very good’ rating under Ecohomes. An assessment is carried out and gives the whole development a single environmental rating (From one house to multiple units).
Ecohomes assessment criteria are loosely assembled under eight headings, each of which is ascribed a percentage weighting in the scoring process: