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BREEAM: past, present and future

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BREEAM: past, present and future by Dr Flavie Lowres, BRE

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BREEAM: past, present and future

  1. 1. Part of the BRE Trust BREEAM: past, present and future Dr Flavie Lowres BRE Strategic advisory group
  2. 2. The BRE Group Research, innovation, consultancy, testing, certification, training Working in the built environment, but also transport, manufacturing, electronics, agriculture and much more…
  3. 3. Scale: global emissions energy & processes 28 GtCO2e Industry 37% Transport 23% Other 8% Buildings (operational) 32% International Energy Agency, 2010
  4. 4. UK Government target 80% reduction by 2050 Embodied carbon: developing a client brief (UKGBC 2017)
  5. 5. BREEAM family - Whole life cycle assessment
  6. 6. Categories
  7. 7. BREEAM around the world ...
  8. 8. Increased asset value ‘Providing a badge (for tenants) as part of their total package of green credentials.’ Quote from BSRIA 2012 publication Source: DLA Piper, 2014. Up to +30% sale prices Up to +24.9% rental value Source: Business case for green building, WGBC, 2013
  9. 9. Risk mitigation ‘From an investment perspective, it also bolstered marketability and reduced obsolescence risk. On launch, we were able to advertise the letting at £65 per square foot – an improvement of some 20% on our expectations when we first undertook the project.’ Dr Steve Waygood, Chief Responsible Investment Officer Aviva Responsible investment update, Spring/Summer 2015
  10. 10. Productivity and talent retention in offices ‘Recruitment and retention were two of the main drivers for the BREEAM rating - it was appropriate for the tenant’s staff.’ Quote from BSRIA 2012 publication
  11. 11. The case study of One Angel Square • BREEAM Offices 2008 • BREEAM rating: Outstanding • Score: 95.16% • 15 storeys - 30,500m2 • 50% energy savings compared to previous Co-op HQ • 80% carbon emissions reduction Source: 3DReid • Lower energy cost by £500,000 annually
  12. 12. Importance of embodied impact Embodied carbon: developing a client brief (UKGBC 2017)
  13. 13. BREEAM 2008 GG credits BREEAM 2011/2014 GG credits Innovation credits IMPACT BREEAM 2018 Whole building LCA and benchmarks BREEAM integrates materials
  14. 14. BREEAM 2008 GG credits BREEAM 2011/2014 GG credits Innovation credits IMPACT BREEAM 2018 Whole building LCA and benchmarks BREEAM integrates materials
  15. 15. Comparison at building element level using a functional unit Timber versus blocks vs Cradle to gate Ecopoints/kgCO2eq per tonne Cradle to grave Ecopoints/kgCO2eq per tonne A+ D
  16. 16. BREEAM 2008 GG credits BREEAM 2011/2014 GG credits Innovation credits IMPACT BREEAM 2018 Whole building LCA and benchmarks BREEAM integrates materials
  17. 17. Building level assessment • The functional unit is the overall building’s function • Substructure can be assessed • Accounts for relative importance of different elements • Play-off between operational and embodied impacts • Can allow BIM integration IMPACTwba.com
  18. 18. BREEAM 2008 GG credits BREEAM 2011/2014 GG credits Innovation credits IMPACT BREEAM 2018 Whole building LCA and benchmarks BREEAM integrates materials
  19. 19. BREEAM 2018 – Launched 7th March 2018
  20. 20. – Up to 6 credits available for assessing the superstructure • Comparison against benchmark (office, industrial and retail) • Option appraisal – 1 credit for including substructure and hard landscaping Additional credits – 1 exemplary credit for including core building services (heating and cooling systems) – 1 exemplary credit for LCA and LCC alignment. – 1 exemplary credit for 3rd party verification of the building LCA work
  21. 21. Specify construction products with EPD that achieve a total EPD points score of at least 20 Recognised types of EPD EPD points EPD applicable to more than one product category and more than one manufacturer 0.5 EPD applicable to more than one product category and a single manufacturer 0.75 EPD applicable to a single product (or variations of single product) and a single manufacturer 1.5
  22. 22. BREEAM updates – General 3-4 year scheme lifecycle – Changes to key regulations – Accounting for new/updated standards – Maintain recognition and reward for ‘Best Practice’ in sustainable construction – Feedback from assessors, clients and other stakeholders – Structural / visual changes to the manual to support ease of assessment
  23. 23. Future versions of BREEAM Health and wellbeing? http://bregroup.com/biophilic
  24. 24. Future versions of BREEAM https://www.bamb2020.eu/ Circular economy?
  25. 25. Thank you lowresf@bre.co.uk DD: 01923 66 4560 M: 07890 256 158 @lowresf

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