GN35: BREEAM UK New Construction 2018 Ecology Assessment – Route 1 Methodology

Applicability of this Guidance Note
This guidance note is applicable to BREEAM UK New Construction 2018.
The relevance of this document to a project undergoing an assessment under this scheme is dependent on the version of the scheme being used. Reference should be made to the scheme Technical Manual to determine this. Where there is no reference to this document, the method set out here is not relevant and cannot be used to demonstrate compliance with the assessment criteria in those versions of those schemes.

Where the term Assessor is used in this document this refers to the BREEAM Assessor.

This Guidance Note is only applicable to projects undergoing assessment of Ecology issues under Route 1 (See below for further details)

Purpose and Scope of this Guidance Note
This guidance note provides guidance on the methodology to be adopted by Route 1 assessments for each of the core assessment issues relating to ecology. It forms a part of the technical manual, which means the methodology and process described are an integral part of these scheme requirements.

There are four core assessment issues within the UK New Construction scheme which relate to ecology:
LE 02 Identifying and understanding the risk and opportunities for the project
LE 03 Managing negative impacts on ecology
LE 04 Change and enhancement of ecological value
LE 05 Long term ecology management and maintenance

There are two assessment routes that can be used to achieve credits in these core ecology issues across relevant schemes:

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