BREEAM stands for Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method and is one of the world’s leading sustainability assessment methods for buildings. It evaluates a building’s environmental performance across a range of categories, such as energy use, water use, waste management, and transportation, to only name a few. Regarding new materials in the construction industry, the BREEAM takes into account factors such as embodied energy, carbon footprint, resource depletion, and the presence of hazardous substances. By promoting the use of greener alternatives to traditional materials, BREEAM helps to drive innovation and encourage the development of new, environmentally-friendly materials in the built environment.