Recycled and sustainably sourced aggregate evidence prior to contractor’s appointment

If the contractor has not been appointed at the time of submitting the Design Stage assessment, whilst it is imperative for the design team to demonstrate a firm commitment to meet the criteria and award the credit at this stage, a letter from the design team or developer to confirm that no contractor has been appointed should be submitted in lieu of the stated letter of confirmation. This should also be clarified in the Assessment Report.

BREEAM recognises that it may not be desirable to confirm the specification, source and availability of a particular recycled or sustainably sourced aggregate for a project where the contractor has not been appointed yet. This would restrict the contractor’s ability to source the most economically viable recycled or sustainably sourced aggregate to meet the BREEAM criteria.