Presentation on theme: "BREEAM – Environmental Assessment and Swimming Facilities"— Presentation transcript:
1 BREEAM – Environmental Assessment and Swimming Facilities Dr Ben CartmellASA – Pools for the Future SeminarManchester Town Hall, 9th April 2008
2 The next 45 minutesWhy BREEAM?The Environmental Assessment ConsortiumIntroduction to BREEAM and future changesHow to optimise a BREEAM scoreThe Bespoke BREEAM processAssociated considerations
3 Improve environmental performance of buildings Why BREEAM?BuildingResearchEstablishmentEnvironmentalAssessmentMethodAims:Improve environmental performance of buildingsImprove internal environment for occupants
4 BREEAM – An Introduction Number of buildingsRegulatory minimumMinimalBREEAMAspirational
5 Code for Sustainable Homes (Buildings?) Why BREEAM?Planning PolicyPPS22 Renewable EnergyPPS1 Planning & Climate Change (consultation)The London Plan / The Mayor’s Energy Strategy / ODAEPBDBuilding Regulations Part LEnergy Certification / LabellingCode for Sustainable Homes (Buildings?)The legislation that drives our market for both the consultancy and software development. The above legislation is actually quite hard to achieve and the construction industry really can’t continue with its traditional practices. We are helping the industry deliver the above but the standards / energy & environmental targets will tighten still further in the coming years (if the Government is to achieve its overall target of a 60% Carbon reduction by 2050 (from 2002 levels) so we see a growing market. You may want to move this slide to the start of the presentation???Building a Greener Future: Towards Zero Carbon (Consultation)
6 The Environmental Assessment Consortium Rickaby Thompson AssociatesIan OrmeCatherine ArotskyKathryn GreatorexRachael WilsonSouthfacing Services LtdBen CartmellLucy HarrisRimante OkkelsGale & Snowdon ArchitectsDavid GaleAlan PitherBespoke BREEAMBREEAM InternationalBREEAM OfficesBREEAM SchoolsBREEAM RetailBREEAM Further EducationBREEAM IndustrialBREEAM PrisonsCode for Sustainable HomesEcoHomesLEEDBRE TrainingExamples of our high profile BREEAM assessment work (The Shard, The London Aquatic Centre (Olympic Swimming stadium) and Corby Cube). We also do BREEAM for Offices, Schools and housing (under the Code for Sustainable Homes scheme).
7 The EAC BREEAM Operation Over 220 assessments (complete or in progress)Over 100 live projectsWorkload growing rapidlyInternational projects underwayAssessment team expanding
8 Bespoke BREEAM example projects Examples of our high profile BREEAM assessment work (The Shard, The London Aquatic Centre (Olympic Swimming stadium) and Corby Cube). We also do BREEAM for Offices, Schools and housing (under the Code for Sustainable Homes scheme).
9 BREEAM International Client: Dubai Maritime City / BRE Development: Office, Retail, Industrial & Residential.Bespoke BREEAM assessment on five towers. Assistance to developer and BRE in developing a BREEAM standard for Dubai.Our first BREEAM international project. Five towers in Dubai (see darker buildings at the bottom of the peninsula). This is the first ever assessment in the middle east and will be rolled out to 30 towers on this site and then other sites in Dubai and the middle east.
10 BREEAM OverviewEnvironmental Assessment MethodCertification schemeVoluntaryIndependent & credibleHolisticCustomer focussedCredits based
11 BREEAM Scoring Management Health and Wellbeing Energy Transport Water MaterialsLand UseEcologyPollutionAssessment CreditsEnvironmental WeightingsSingle ScoreIssue Category ScoresBREEAMScorePASSGOODVERY GOODEXCELLENT
14 BREEAM UpdateBREEAM 2008Fundamental changes expectedMinimum standards as per CSHGreen Guide to Specification (2008)Information from May 2008Implementation from August 2008
15 BREEAM Schemes Scheme D&P PCR M&O Fit Out Offices Schools Retail IndustrialEcoHomesBespoke
16 BREEAM in the design process Design Consultancy:Pre-assessment worksFormal BREEAM assessmentFormal Assessment reviewFinal Certification by BREPost Construction ReviewOutline Design (A-C)Detailed Design (D)Late design (D-E)Post Construction (H)
17 BREEAM in the design process Specific credit consideration
18 Optimise Management Credits CommissioningWhole Life CostingBuilding Users GuideConstruction Site ImpactsConsiderate Constructors SchemeConstruction Waste e.g. BRE SMARTWasteTM SystemMonitoring of site CO2 (site energy and transport), water and control of dust and noise.
19 Optimise Health & Wellbeing Credits Indoor noise (requirements for specific functional areas)80% of relevant areas need to be adequately daylightGlare ControlOpenable windows in order to ensure a potential for natural ventilationAir pollution – location of air inlets
20 Optimise Health & Wellbeing Credits cont. Minimising risk of internal air pollution40m2 Lighting zones (4 workplaces)Thermal zoningOpenable windowsCIBSE lux levelsOccupant controllable blindsGood daylighting
21 Optimise Energy Credits Improvement over building regulationsU-values better than current Building RegulationsSub-metering of major energy usesTenancy sub-meteringPool covers (?)
22 Optimise Transport Credits Green Transport PlanMinimise car parking/occupant ratioProvide secure and sheltered cycle locking spaces and facilities for cyclists
23 Optimise Water Credits Dual flush WCsWaterless urinals and WCsPIR controlsSpray or Aerating taps<9litres/min showersRainwater and Greywater usageAutomatic water shut off systemsSanitary supply shut offWater recycling including pool backwash (?)Install a water meter !!
24 Optimise Materials Credits Refurbishment rather than new buildingProvide storage area for recyclable materialsUse of recycled aggregate material (for fill, hardcore etc)Use of A rated materials from the Green Guide to Specification or use ENVESTDesign for robustness2008 Update
25 Optimise Materials Credits cont. Responsible Sourcing of MaterialsUse materials with suitable sustainable certificationTimber should be certified under a recognised scheme, FSC and PEFC are bestOther materials should be EMAS or ISO14000 complianceCredit is assessed based on proportion of certified materialsTiered structure favours timber i.e. maximum credits cannot be achieved with non-timber construction
26 Optimise Land-use and Ecology Credits Careful site selectionAssess before on-site work commencesIdentify contaminated landInvolve an appropriately qualified EcologistProtect existing ecologyPromote species diversity, native species, habitat creationBiodiversity management
27 Optimise Pollution Credits Specify use of insulation materials with zero ODP and low GWPInstall oil interceptorsNo refrigerationBuild in an area of low flood risk and/or mitigate any flood riskUse of locally generated renewable energyLow NOx boilers
29 Bespoke BREEAM Assessment Process Bespoke BREEAM Setup ProcessesPre-assessment works / ScenariosFormal Bespoke BREEAM AssessmentAssessment Delivery ReportUpdated Status Report / GuidanceFinal Assessment ReportQA & CertificationPost Construction ReviewQA & Certification
30 Social Enterprise Projects The two sides to SouthfacingLondonReadingEnergy & Environmental ConsultancyDesign & Development of Design ToolsAs the two sides of the business cross reference each other it means that we provide a unique approach. The consultancy side keeps us at the cutting edge and we use this situation to see opportunities for software development (energy / environmental design tools). The software side in turn raises our profile and we often see consultancy work coming back in as a result. Both sides are doing well.Social Enterprise Projects
31 Southfacing’s services Energy & Environmental ConsultancyPart L analysis and energy assessments (NHER, SBEM, Tas etc)Feasibility for low carbon technologies (building and site)Environmental assessments (BREEAM, Sustainable Code etc.)Software developmentCarbon Checker (Southfacing)Low Carbon Designer (London Energy Partnership / GLA)Climate Lite (DTI / BRE)Other at-risk projects….This is the slide that I move about depending on whether the audience is more interested on the software or consultancy side
32 Climate Lite - Introduction Funding provided through the BERR (formerly DTI) Technology Programme.Steering Committee Chairman: Bill Gething (RIBA)Project Partners:BRESouthfacing Services Ltd.Cambridge Architectural ResearchUniversity of CardiffBGA Ltd.SiteForm & FabricEnergy
34 Design Tools A Simple Part L2A Compliance checker incorporating SBEM Now owned by Build Desk / Rockwool.
35 In SummaryMost benefits taken through early consideration of BREEAM.Use your assessor – they are there to provide guidance and to work with the project team.Major changes are coming with tighter standards.BREEAM should not be considered in isolation.BREEAM should be a collaboration between those setting the targets and those designing to the targets.ASA / Authorities – What are your specific issues?