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1 BREEAM – Environmental Assessment and Swimming Facilities Dr Ben Cartmell ASA – Pools for the Future Seminar Manchester Town Hall, 9 th April 2008

2 The next 45 minutes Why BREEAM? The Environmental Assessment Consortium Introduction to BREEAM and future changes How to optimise a BREEAM score The Bespoke BREEAM process Associated considerations

3 Why BREEAM? Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method Aims: Improve environmental performance of buildings Improve internal environment for occupants

4 BREEAM – An Introduction Number of buildings Regulatory minimum Minimal BREEAM Aspirational

5 Why BREEAM? Planning Policy PPS22 Renewable Energy PPS1 Planning & Climate Change (consultation) The London Plan / The Mayor’s Energy Strategy / ODA EPBD Building Regulations Part L Energy Certification / Labelling Code for Sustainable Homes (Buildings?) Building a Greener Future: Towards Zero Carbon (Consultation)

6 The Environmental Assessment Consortium Rickaby Thompson Associates Ian Orme Catherine Arotsky Kathryn Greatorex Rachael Wilson Southfacing Services Ltd Ben Cartmell Lucy Harris Rimante Okkels Gale & Snowdon Architects David Gale Alan Pither Bespoke BREEAM BREEAM International BREEAM Offices BREEAM Schools BREEAM Retail BREEAM Further Education BREEAM Industrial BREEAM Prisons Code for Sustainable Homes EcoHomes LEED BRE Training

7 The EAC BREEAM Operation Over 220 assessments (complete or in progress) Over 100 live projects Workload growing rapidly International projects underway Assessment team expanding

8 Bespoke BREEAM example projects

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.

10 BREEAM Overview Environmental Assessment Method Certification scheme Voluntary Independent & credible Holistic Customer focussed Credits based

11 BREEAM Scoring Management Health and Wellbeing Energy Transport Water Materials Land Use Ecology Pollution Management Health and Wellbeing Energy Transport Water Materials Land Use Ecology Pollution Assessment Credits Environmental Weightings Single Score Issue Category Scores PASS GOOD VERY GOOD EXCELLENT BREEAM Score

12 BREEAM Scoring Management Health & W’being Energy Transport Water Materials Land Use Ecology Pollution 15 (0.75%) 15 (0.83%) 25 (1.0%) 05 (0.71%) 10 (0.58%) 15 (1.25%) 15 (1.07%) Environmental Weightings

13 BREEAM Ratings Pass25% – 40% Good40% - 55% Very Good55% - 70% Excellent70%+ Outstanding80%+ (BREEAM 2008)

14 BREEAM Update BREEAM 2008 Fundamental changes expected Minimum standards as per CSH Green Guide to Specification (2008) Information from May 2008 Implementation from August 2008

15 BREEAM Schemes SchemeD&PPCRM&OFit Out Offices Schools Retail Industrial EcoHomes Bespoke

16 BREEAM in the design process Design Consultancy: Pre-assessment works Formal BREEAM assessment Formal Assessment review Final Certification by BRE Post Construction Review Outline 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 Commissioning Whole Life Costing Building Users Guide Construction Site Impacts –Considerate Constructors Scheme –Construction Waste e.g. BRE SMARTWaste TM System –Monitoring of site CO 2 (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 daylight Glare Control Openable windows in order to ensure a potential for natural ventilation Air pollution – location of air inlets

20 Optimise Health & Wellbeing Credits cont. Minimising risk of internal air pollution 40m 2 Lighting zones (4 workplaces) Thermal zoning Openable windows CIBSE lux levels Occupant controllable blinds Good daylighting

21 Optimise Energy Credits Improvement over building regulations U-values better than current Building Regulations Sub-metering of major energy uses Tenancy sub-metering Pool covers (?)

22 Optimise Transport Credits Green Transport Plan Minimise car parking/occupant ratio Provide secure and sheltered cycle locking spaces and facilities for cyclists

23 Optimise Water Credits Dual flush WCs Waterless urinals and WCs PIR controls Spray or Aerating taps <9litres/min showers Rainwater and Greywater usage Automatic water shut off systems Sanitary supply shut off Water recycling including pool backwash (?) Install a water meter !!

24 Optimise Materials Credits Refurbishment rather than new building Provide storage area for recyclable materials Use of recycled aggregate material (for fill, hardcore etc) Use of A rated materials from the Green Guide to Specification or use ENVEST Design for robustness 2008 Update

25 Optimise Materials Credits cont. Responsible Sourcing of Materials Use materials with suitable sustainable certification Timber should be certified under a recognised scheme, FSC and PEFC are best Other materials should be EMAS or ISO14000 compliance Credit is assessed based on proportion of certified materials Tiered structure favours timber i.e. maximum credits cannot be achieved with non-timber construction

26 Optimise Land-use and Ecology Credits Careful site selection Assess before on-site work commences Identify contaminated land Involve an appropriately qualified Ecologist Protect existing ecology Promote species diversity, native species, habitat creation Biodiversity management

27 Optimise Pollution Credits Specify use of insulation materials with zero ODP and low GWP Install oil interceptors No refrigeration Build in an area of low flood risk and/or mitigate any flood risk Use of locally generated renewable energy Low NO x boilers

28 Bespoke BREEAM setup process

29 Bespoke BREEAM Assessment Process Bespoke BREEAM Setup Processes Pre-assessment works / Scenarios QA & Certification Formal Bespoke BREEAM Assessment Assessment Delivery Report Updated Status Report / Guidance Final Assessment Report Post Construction Review QA & Certification

30 The two sides to Southfacing Energy & Environmental Consultancy Design & Development of Design Tools Social Enterprise Projects LondonReading

31 Southfacing’s services Software development Carbon Checker (Southfacing) Low Carbon Designer (London Energy Partnership / GLA) Climate Lite (DTI / BRE) Other at-risk projects…. Energy & Environmental Consultancy Part L analysis and energy assessments (NHER, SBEM, Tas etc) Feasibility for low carbon technologies (building and site) Environmental assessments (BREEAM, Sustainable Code etc.)

32 Climate Lite - Introduction Site Energy Form & Fabric Funding provided through the BERR (formerly DTI) Technology Programme. Steering Committee Chairman: Bill Gething (RIBA) Project Partners: BRE Southfacing Services Ltd. Cambridge Architectural Research University of Cardiff BGA Ltd.

33 The Low Carbon Designer

34 Design Tools A Simple Part L2A Compliance checker incorporating SBEM Now owned by Build Desk / Rockwool.

35 In Summary Most 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?


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