Part 1 assessment – No external landscaping

For Part 1 assessments, the ‘Initial details’ question in the assessment tools, ‘Are soft landscaped areas within the scope of refurbishment or fit-out zone?’, does not filter out the credit for Ecological enhancement if ‘No’ is selected.

This takes account of the fact that this Issue is not just limited to areas of soft landscaping. It is possible to include measures listed under Relevant definitions such as bird/bat boxes, insect boxes, sedum roofs, tubs of plants, etc. The Issue allows for creative thinking about adding new ecology, even for buildings with no landscaped areas.