Country specific weightings set for the International New Construction 2016 scheme, displayed in the ‘Location weightings’ tab of the online tool (and which used to be entered manually), relate to fully fitted projects only. These weightings will be adjusted when the project scope (fully fitted, shell and core or shell only) is specified in the ‘initial details’ section of the BREEAM Projects tool.
This is why the weightings displayed in the BREEAM Rating tab may differ from those shown in the Location weightings tab, taken from the Approved Standards and Weightings List (ASWL).
Some assessment issues and their associated credits may not be applicable to a shell and core or shell only assessment. The weightings for these types of assessment are adjusted according to the number of credits scoped out and those still available.