Description

Back in September 2016, BREEAM began the process of updating its UK New Construction 2014 scheme. After 18 months of technical development, and multiple rounds of consultations, the 2018 UK New Construction scheme will go live on the 7th March.
This webinar will provide an overview of some of the key changes and their benefits. Some of the more significant changes are within the Energy, Materials, Transport and Land use and Ecology categories, summarised as follows:

  • The Ene 01 issue has been updated to reward the use of more detailed energy modelling. An optional Post-occupancy stage has been introduced to enable actual performance over the first year of occupation to be compared with modelled data.
  • The Materials category has shifted emphasis to focus on the life cycle impacts of the building as a whole, as opposed to the impact at an elemental level.
  • The Transport category has been restructured from 5 issues down to just two, focusing on rewarding improvements rather simply rewarding sites which have inherently good access (often as a result of being in a city centre).
  • The Ecology issues have been updated to reflect the principles of the strategic ecology framework. The criteria encourage a holistic approach for embedding best practice ecology practices across the entire lifecycle of the building.

Join Charlotte Hardy, BREEAM UK New Construction Scheme Manager, in this webinar to learn more about the changes.

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Course Author(s)

Charlotte Hardy

BREEAM UK New Construction Scheme Manager

Charlotte has worked at BRE for 10 years, in several areas of the business, developing a broad knowledge of the construction industry and sustainability issues. In this time, she has worked with the Department for Communities and Local Government managing the Code for Sustainable Homes contract, then more recently with the Department of Health and the devolved healthcare administrations on BREEAM Healthcare. Through a secondment to the UK Green Building Council in 2014/5, Charlotte led a key industry report on Green Infrastructure. In her current role, Charlotte manages the BREEAM UK New Construction team, responsible for continued development and operation of the scheme. She has a keen interest in the sustainable built environment and proactively keeps abreast of innovation and best practice in the Industry.

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