Preliminary design workshop – RIBA stage requirement

In Issues 1.0 and 1.2 of the technical manual, Criterion 2 appears under the heading ‘Prerequisite’ and must be completed prior to the end of ‘Concept Design’ stage.

Clarification of the requirements in Ene 01:

The prerequisite currently states:

‘2. Prior to completion of the Concept Design, relevant members of the design team hold a preliminary design workshop focusing on operational energy performance.’

Clarified criterion (superfluous reference to ‘Prerequisite’ removed):

‘2. Involve relevant members of the design team in an energy design workshop, focusing on operational energy performance (see Methodology).’

This will be confirmed in the next re-issue of the technical manual, but can be applied immediately in all issues of the UK NC2018 scheme.