The Dutch Green Building Council uses the BREEAM scheme because of the major role it plays internationally. It is the most important and most widely used sustainability label for buildings in the world. Connection and unity with the rest of the world are basic motivations of the DGBC. It is also a system that is fairly easy to adapt for the Dutch situation, without compromising international relevance. This decision however, did not happen overnight. It was preceded by a comparative analysis of all relevant sustainability labels for application to buildings. The results are available on the website of the DGBC.