Leak detection – extent of responsibility

For the credit to be awarded, all the pipework in a development that the owner/occupier has responsibility for must meet the leak detection criteria. Β In situations where third party organisations place restrictions on the pipework that can be metered, the scope of works (and hence placement of a meter for the use of leak detection) will start immediately after this point. Β For instance where the utility company’s meter is placed midway between the boundary and the building, the scope of leak detection for BREEAM purposes will be between utility meter and the building, not to the boundary (as stated in the guidance).

The scope of the BREEAM criteria is only onΒ pipework that the owner/occupier has control over.