In-Use / BIU International Residential V6 /

Part 2

Information correct as of 22ndJune 2024. Please see kb.breeam.com for the latest compliance information.

Ene 24 methodology - KBCN1613

This issue is scored based on % improvement relative to the BIU V6 carbon benchmark and average annual improvement across the reporting periods. [accordion] [accordion_block title="BIU V6 carbon benchmark"] Standard CO2 emissions: the tailored benchmark of a UK asset. Climate adjusted CO2 emissions: the benchmark for International assets. It adjusts the UK benchmark to account for national and regional differences. Net CO2: the actual CO2 emissions of the asset. Annual reduction in CO2 emissions: the annual average % figure used to score credits in Ene 24. [/accordion_block] [/accordion] Example scenario An international BIU asset calculates the improvement in CO2 emissions across 2 reporting periods. Calculation The asset demonstrates a 20% average annual improvement vs the benchmark. It scores 3 exemplary credits. How the calculation accounts for different reporting periods Most assessments will report on multiple fuels in each period. [accordion] [accordion_block title = "Calculating time between reporting periods"] Time between reporting periods is measured in days (this is converted to years in the final calculation). Time is measured from the middle of each reporting period. If more than one fuel is reported, the individual mid-dates for each fuel are combined through a weighting calculation. The mid-date is proportionally weighted towards fuels with larger associated CO2 emissions. [/accordion_block] [accordion_block title = "Maximum time between reporting periods"] The maximum time between any reporting period is 1460 days (3 years 364 days) between: These dates are not weighted by fuel consumption. [/accordion_block] [/accordion] Additional notes

Energy consumption reporting – Link to Man 04 - KBCN1612

The link to meeting compliance with Man 04, outlined in Ene 23 Criterion 1 is incorrect and should be disregarded. Answer option D in Man 04 includes targets for Energy, Water and Waste. Whereas the intent of Ene 23 relates to targets for Energy only. This will be updated in the next reissue of the technical manual.

LZC – Local regulations and private wire arrangements - KBCN1658

Where local regulations do not permit electricity generated by on-site renewables to be connected directly to the building, and where evidence of the relevant regulations is provided at QA, the requirement for a private wire arrangement can be waived.

On-site LZC – whole site shared connection - KBCN1424

To be recognised in BREEAM, the on-site Low and Zero Carbon (LZC) technology must have a direct physical connection to the assessed asset. OR Where the LZC technology is; It is acceptable to allocate the renewable energy generated proportionally as a calculation of the asset's predicted energy consumption compared to the total energy consumption of the whole site. To allocate renewable electricity by proportional consumption: Where consumption data is missing, renewable electricity must not be allocated to the assessed asset. In this case, it is assumed that all electricity consumed is sourced from the grid.
17-Jan-2024 - Applicability BIU V6 Ene 13 removed, as this approach is not applicable to assessing the area of PV fitted.
21-Dec-2022 - Applicability to In-Use V6 confirmed.
24-Aug-2022 - Applicability to UKNC V6 confirmed.

Using water from natural underground sources to offset water consumption - KBCN00094

Water from natural underground sources (for instance aquifer water accessed via boreholes) cannot be used to offset: A significant amount of water used for public consumption is already drawn from aquifers. Private boreholes may be drawing water from the same sources as public utility companies.
27-Mar-2024 - Title and text updated to broaden definition. Scheme applicability updated.

Water consumption reporting – Link to Man 04 - KBCN1611

The link to meeting compliance with Man 04, outlined in Wat 13 Criterion 1 is incorrect and should be disregarded. Answer option D in Man 04 includes targets for Energy, Water and Waste. Whereas the intent of Wat 13 relates to targets for Water only. This will be updated in the next reissue of the technical manual.
Information correct as of 22ndJune 2024. Please see kb.breeam.com for the latest compliance information.