Where there is no demolition or strip-out whatsoever within the assessment scope, the credit may be awarded without a pre-refurbishment audit – for example, in the fit-out of a new-build shell.
This follows the logic that where zero waste is being generated, the intent of the criteria is met. In such cases, robust evidence must be provided that a pre-refurbishment audit cannot be carried out.
However, where there is even minimal demolition or strip-out within the scope of the assessment, a pre-refurbishment audit must still be undertaken. This audit should be in proportion to the scale and extent of these works.