BREEAM NOR Credits Made Easy

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BREEAM NOR and reference building Made Easy

Life Cycle Impacts became a major credit in the new BREEAM NOR 2016, delivering a maximum of 7 + 2 credits. One Click LCA can also support Life-Cycle Costing in BREEAM NOR, which can deliver up to 3 credits. One Click LCA is also approved for climate gas calculations in all versions of BREEAM NOR.

Why choose One Click LCA for BREEAM NOR?

One Click LCA complies with the NS 3720, Norwegian standard for building greenhouse gas accounting and has fully working and approved reference building module. It is also the software chosen by Statsbygg. One Click LCA is globally the highest rated LCA tool for BREEAM and therefore it enables you to get the maximum credits + exemplary without needing to spend huge amount of time in evaluating all different building components. BIM and IFC automation makes getting your LCA done a lightning-fast process, enabling you to complete your LCA in just minutes. In addition, One Click LCA will help you with several other BREEAM NOR credits with easy-to-use templates within the cloud software, supporting up to 14 credits in total in 2016 version.

One Click LCA delivers BREEAM credits for all BREEAM schemes

See the credits attainable for each of the assessments in the table below:

BREEAM scheme Credit potential Mat 01 Mat 02 Mat 03 Mat 05 Mat 06 Man 02 Man 03 Wst 05 Ene 04
BREEAM NOR NC 2016 14 7 4 2 1
BREEAM NOR (1.0. & 1.1.) 8,5 5 2 1,5

One Click LCA partners with IES-VE to deliver more credits

In addition to One Click LCA, our partnership with IES offers a solution to attain even more BREEAM credits.

Read more on the IES website. See the credits attainable for each of the assessments in the table below:

BREEAM scheme Credit potential Man 01 Man 05 Wst 06 Hea 01 Hea 02 Hea 03 Hea 04 Ene 01 Ene 02 Ene 04 Ene 08
BREEAM NOR NC 2016 21 2 2 1 1 12 1 2

**This is according to the newest scheme, in previous versions the number and the credits for this category might be different. For example, in BREEAM International 2013 it was MAN 05.

Credits subject to project constraints. Bionova Ltd accepts no responsibility for omissions or errors in the above data.

Why choose One Click LCA for your BREEAM NOR project



The web-based tool is very easy and efficient to use, according to our users. You can also import your existing data into the cloud service.


The only 100% rated BREEAM LCA software

BRE has awarded One Click LCA with 100% quality score. Read the official letter of approval from BREEAM here.


Comes with your local database

We have incorporated all datasets from EPD Norge in our database. This ensures local data conditions are always met.

Supported credits in BREEAM NOR 2016:


1. Mat 01, Life cycle impacts

Total maximum credits from Mat 01 in BREEAM NOR 2016: 7 credits + 2 exemplary credits

Life cycle impacts of building — Maximum 2 credits + exemplary

Idea of the subcredit:

Conduct as high-quality LCA as possible. The quality of your LCA is evaluated based on the LCA tool quality as well as materials assessment scope. The quality is assured with the Mat 01 calculator: 70% of the quality is defined by the tool used and 30% based on how many material classes are included in the assessment. 75% performance is required for 2 credits and 85% for achieving the additional exemplary credit on top.

One Click LCA is the highest rated LCA software for Mat 01 verified by BRE and will deliver 70 / 70 % of tool quality. This means you already have 80 % achieved just by choosing the tool and filling in mandatory material categories. The maximum potential with One Click LCA is 100% which enables you to get the 2 credits right away and go for the exemplary credit more easily than ever.

Environmental product declarations (EPDs) — Maximum 1 credit

Idea of the subcredit:

Collect verified EPDs for at least 15 different building products from defined product groups. Each chosen product much comprise at least 25% in volume (m2, m3, kg) of the whole product group.

After completing the previous life cycle impacts -subcredit, you have actually already gone through the EPDs of your building products. One Click LCA integrates the entire materials database published by EPD Norge, so users can choose the materials from their specific local suppliers. Using non-approved software is not possible for neither of these credits. Additional credits are awarded from sourcing products with EPDs and eco-labelling criteria.

Performance requirement for building products — Maximum 2 credits + exemplary

Idea of the subcredit:

After dealing with the EPDs subcredit, you can easily tackle the performance requirement for building products credit. To achieve 1 credit, at least 10 of the construction products in your building must have a defined eco label level. To achieve 2 credits, at least 15 of the products need to have the defined eco label level. The products have to be chosen from defined product categories. One Click LCA has an extensive EPD-database, which will help you achieve this credit easily too.

Climate gas calculations — Maximum 2 credits

Idea of the subcredit

The aim of this subcredit is to show a reduction in Green house gas emissions of the project compared to reference building. You achieve 1 credit with a 20% reduction and 2 credits with a 40% reduction. LCA tool used for the evaluation has to fill in the minimum requirements from the Life cycle impacts of building -subcredit.

Once you have completed the Life cycle impacts of building -subcredit, it’s very easy and efficient to make variations of your design to achieve the emissions reductions, or the other way around as you can get both of the results from the same entry data.

2. Man 02, Life-Cycle Cost and service life planning

Maximum 3 credits with LCC

Life-cycle cost and service life planning — Maximum 3 credits

Idea of the subcredit:

The parts of this credit involving a life-cycle perspective both apply the ISO 15686:5 standard and require demonstrating by examples that LCC plans have been used to influence building and systems design and specification to optimize life cycle costs. Tools for these analyses are included in One Click LCA.

  • Two credits are awarded for performing an entire asset elemental LCC plan at the Concept Design Stage with design option appraisals in line with for the service life set by the client brief.
  • One credit is awarded for component level LCC options appraisal developed by the end of Technical Design Stage that consider envelope, services, finishes and external spaces, where present.

3. Ene 04, Low and zero carbon technologies

Maximum 1 credit with LCA

Low and zero carbon technologies — Maximum 1 credit
Subject to achievement of the first credit, the project team may use LCA to demonstrate the carbon impact of it’s chosen LZC system(s), accounting for its embodied carbon emissions and operational carbon savings and emissions. The LCA study must be completed in accordance with ISO 14044:2006 standard and consider a 60 year period with any necessary replacements and maintenance occurring during that period. This delivers one additional credit. Although the feasibility study does not require it, the software may also be used for life-cycle cost analyses between the different LZC options available. Tool for performing this analysis is included in One Click LCA platform.

4. Support also for

Man 05 Aftercare, Man 03 Responsible Construction practises and EPD specification and collection for further credits
While these are not life-cycle metrics, One Click LCA platform can also support the data collection requirement of the Man 03, section Monitoring of construction site impacts (2 credits) as well as the Man 05 Afercare exemplary credit by collecting data from the construction site or enabling following the in-life performance of a building for three years after its completion. The software also allows specifying and tracking the use of EPDs in projects, which can support two more credits.

What our users have to say about One Click LCA for BREEAM

One Click LCA allowed us to deliver an LCA in a schedule we could otherwise hardly have met. The tool is very flexible, standards-compliant and has a competent support.

Eryk Ostrowski

BREEAM certification specialist, Sweco Consulting, Poland

One Click LCA delivered the maximal 6+1 credits for BREEAM LCA. The software is really easy to use and does not require special expertise. I am happy to recommend it.

Riina Salomaa

Project Engineer, Optiplan Oy, Finland

One Click LCA has been selected for Joint Research Centre Refurbishment Projects as the most flexible, reliable, efficient tool for LCA in compliance with main Rating Systems as BREEAM, It allowed us to deliver Building 27b LCA in cost and time effective manner. Great support!

Eleonora Sablone

BREEAM AP and Assessor, European Commission JRC

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