CEEQUAL Version 6

Where can I download a copy of the CEEQUAL Version 6 Assessment Manual?

The manual is now available from the CEEQUAL Version 6 webpage.

Do you have any feel yet for the comparative levels of registration fee between current and future versions of CEEQUAL?

We do not yet know the precise figure but we know that the industry will not accept a large increase and therefore the fees will be similar to now. Lookout for our announcements on fees shortly.

Will there be a requirement for a company/assessor to be licensed (with a fee) as in current BREEAM schemes?

We anticipate the fee structure to be based on the current CEEQUAL model, although we may make some small changes. We do not currently expect to introduce annual licence fees for assessors. Announcements on feescales for the new version will be made shortly.

Will the contribution to sustainable living questions remain optional?

This will be decided later in the scheme development process after taking account of feedback and consultation.

Will there be any additional sections added to the new assessment process?

Yes, we have included new sections – such as resilience. Please refer to the information given during the public consultation.

CEEQUAL Version 6 Registration

I have a CEEQUAL award which was registered before Version 6, can it continue using the previous assessment method? Or would it need to be transferred to the new scheme?

Yes, all projects registered with previous CEEQUAL assessments will be supported right through to completion. We currently have projects due to run until 2027.

Can I register my project on CEEQUAL Version 6 now?

Yes, please contact us

If projects want to upgrade what support will be offered?

We will discuss this on a case by case basis. So please contact us

Is it possible to register with a previous version of the CEEQUAL scheme?

No, projects can no longer register with previous CEEQUAL versions including CEEQUAL Version 5.2.

Can I register my project under BREEAM Infrastructure (Pilot)?

This is no longer an option following the release of the Version 6 manual. Please contact us if you are unsure and have very specific requirements (enquiries@ceequal.com).

Training

I am a CEEQUAL Assessor, trained to assess to a previous CEEQUAL Version. Will I need to retrain to assess CEEQUAL Version 6?

Yes, there is an upgrade course which you will need to pass to be able to assess on CEEQUAL Version 6. These courses take the form of eLearning and face to face workshops. We anticipate being able to announce more details shortly.

As a CEEQUAL Version 6 assessor will I be able to assess other CEEQUAL versions or just the new scheme?

We are planning to ensure that assessors who qualify for the new scheme will also be able to use past versions of the scheme if needed, although we expect this to become increasingly rare.

I am a BREEAM Infrastructure (Pilot) Assessor will I need to retrain to assess CEEQUAL Version 6?

Yes, there will be an upgrade course which you will need to pass to be able to assess on CEEQUAL Version 6. These courses will take the form of eLearning and face to face workshops. We will announce more details shortly.

I am a BREEAM Infrastructure (Pilot) and a CEEQUAL Assessor, will I need to retrain to assess CEEQUAL Version 6?

A course will be available to those who are trained in both. Details will be released shortly.

I am an Assessor for one of the BREEAM building schemes, will I need to retrain to assess CEEQUAL Version 6?

Yes, CEEQUAL Version 6, like BREEAM Infrastructure (Pilot), has some significant differences in both process and content to the BREEAM buildings schemes. This means that you will need to retrain as a new assessor.

BREEAM Infrastructure (Pilot)

Why have you dropped the BREEAM Infrastructure name?

CEEQUAL was the first sustainability rating scheme for infrastructure in the world and has been used on more than 700 projects. As a result, it’s a very well-known and established brand which has been embedded into numerous organisations policy and procurement documentation since then and this is important and difficult to change. We have therefore decided to maintain CEEQUAL as our brand for sustainability rating in infrastructure. The new brand for CEEQUAL Version 6 is styled to align with BREEAM to demonstrate that it is part of the BREEAM family.

I am already using BREEAM Infrastructure (Pilot) do I have to upgrade?

No, nearer the time of the launch of CEEQUAL Version 6 we will have a one to one conversation with each project using the BREEAM Infrastructure Pilot to discuss the options and which might be best for your project. We will continue to support all BREEAM Infrastructure Pilot assessments until their completion date.

Will BREEAM Infrastructure continue to exist after the launch of CEEQUAL Version 6?

No, along with CEEQUAL Version 5.2, BREEAM Infrastructure will no longer exist. The learning from BREEAM Infrastructure Pilot is being incorporated into the development of CEEQUAL Version 6. However, we will continue to support all BREEAM Infrastructure Pilot assessments until their completion date.

CEEQUAL Version 5.2

What are the estimated costings for CEEQUAL?

For information on the fees associated with CEEQUAL, please see the CEEQUAL fees page.

Is there a separate fee for the verifier?

Verifier fees are included in all fee scales although international travel time and expenses are charged in addition.

Will CEEQUAL Version 5.2 continue to exist?

CEEQUAL Version 5.2 has been incorporated into the development of CEEQUAL Version 6 which has superseded Version 5.2. However, we will continue to support all CEEQUAL assessments until their completion date.

Term Contracts

Will CEEQUAL Term Contracts be upgraded too?

Yes it will but not this year. Our current plan is to upgrade this to bring it into line with CEEEQUAL Version 6 for Projects. We haven’t got a firm programme for this yet but work will commence after CEEQUAL Version 6 has been launched later this year.

Is the pre-registration process applicable to CEEQUAL Term Contracts Version 5.2?

No, the CEEQUAL Version 6 pre-registration process is only applicable to projects. Any infrastructure maintenance/framework contracts should continue to use and apply for CEEQUAL Term Contracts Version 5.2.