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05 - Resources

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Condition survey – refurbishment in the last 5 years - KBCN1522

Where an asset has been refurbished, refurbished elements listed in criterion 2 can be excluded from the condition survey if: The intent of Rsc 01 is to give asset management a complete understanding of the condition of the asset. The requirement for 5 years is to make sure that this information is relatively up-to-date, and allows effective maintenance of the asset and management of any minor defects. All example scenarios below assume that the refurbishment was carried out less than 5 years ago. Any refurbishment works carried out more than 5 years ago must follow the full criteria of this issue. [accordion] [accordion_block title="Scenario 1"] A major refurbishment to a Commercial asset covered and effectively documented refurbishment to: a. Structure. b. Mechanical components. c. Electrical components. d. Plumbing. e. Fire protection. It did not cover: f. Communications and life safety systems. g. Health and safety conditions. All major defects were resolved. Credits for the condition survey, and for rectifying defects are awarded based on elements f. and g. only. [/accordion_block][accordion_block title="Scenario 2"] A major refurbishment has covered and documented all items in criterion 2. All major defects were resolved, but there are some outstanding minor defects that are being monitored and maintained by asset management. BIU V6: This issue is filtered out as per criterion 1. BIU 2015: The relevant credits are awarded. Minor defects are common after major building or refurbishment works, and typical building contracts provide a period for the resolution of minor defects. As long as major defects are resolved by the refurbishment, and asset management are aware of and managing minor defects, these items can be excluded from the condition survey. [/accordion_block][accordion_block title="Scenario 3"] A major refurbishment covered all elements, but there is no record of the refurbishment of mechanical and electrical components. A condition survey covering these items is required. Relevant credits are awarded for surveying and addressing any defects for these elements. [/accordion_block] [/accordion]

Enhanced waste collection in the asset - KBCN1528

Where the asset collects 6 or more unique residential waste streams on-site, answers G and H are available without the need for additional off-site collection points. If the asset can provide enhanced waste collection and sorting on-site, then this is effectively the same as having a compliant collection point in the local area. Example scenarios [accordion] [accordion_block title="5 waste streams on-site"] An apartment building has compliant facilities or kerb-side collection for 5 residential waste streams. There is no collection for composting or garden waste. The asset achieves the requirements for answer C only if all relevant criteria are met. There aren't enough waste streams to meet the threshold for answer G. [/accordion_block] [accordion_block title="7 waste streams on-site"] An apartment building has compliant facilities or kerb-side collection for 7 residential waste streams. There is no collection for composting or garden waste. The asset achieves the requirements for answer C, and answer G if all relevant criteria are met. [/accordion_block] [accordion_block title="7 waste streams on-site, with off-site collection point within 500m"] An apartment building has compliant facilities or kerb-side collection for 7 residential waste streams. There is no collection for composting or garden waste. An off-site collection point within a compliant distance can collect 5 waste streams, however only 2 are unique (different from what the asset already collects on-site). In total there are 9 unique waste streams collected on-site, kerb-side, or within a compliant distance. The asset achieves the requirements for answer C, and answer H if all relevant criteria are met. [/accordion_block] [/accordion]

Resources inventory – Scope - KBCN1667

The inventory only needs to include resources that belong to the asset owner (or those which the asset owner or manger is responsible for maintaining or replacing). It does not need to included tenant-owned fittings and furnishings

Waste streams – clarification - KBCN1526

Scope The focus of the criteria is on recyclable materials only. Any facilities / spaces for managing recyclable materials must be in addition to spaces / facilities for managing general waste. Definition “Waste streams are flows of specific waste, from its source through to recovery, recycling or disposal. Waste streams can be divided into two broad types: Source For BREEAM, a waste stream is a material / product with its own recycling process. This means each stream needs to be separated from other materials before it can be effectively processed into new materials / products. This separation can happen in the asset, or (in the case of co-mingled waste) after collection from the asset. Residential waste streams In most cases, this is defined by how it will be how be sorted and collected by municipal waste authorities. Where no local guidance exists, the list below may be used as a guide. Recyclable waste streams (answer option C in BREEAM In-Use Residential V6): Compostable / recyclable waste streams (answer option D in BREEAM In-Use Residential V6): Commercial waste streams Commercial assets will generate specialised waste streams specific to the asset's function. These are typically: In these cases, waste streams such as metals, plastics and paper / cardboard may be sub-divided into specialised waste streams where they meet the above. Example scenarios [accordion] [accordion_block title="Scope"] A vehicle repair workshop generates the following waste streams: The engine oils and general waste cannot be re-processed into other usable materials. Only 3 recyclable waste streams can be considered for BREEAM assessment. [/accordion_block] [accordion_block title="Residential"] The local authority collects co-mingled waste for the asset. This waste mixes together: This co-mingled waste can be counted as 3 waste streams. [/accordion_block] [accordion_block title="Commercial"] A supermarket consistently generates large quantities of cardboard packaging. This cardboard forms a significant portion of recycable waste generation. It is baled up and collected separately by a specialised waste contractor. In this case, cardboard waste can be considered a separate waste stream from paper. [/accordion_block] [/accordion]
18-Jan-2024 - Clarified list of residential waste streams (separated compostable waste streams and added relevant answer options).

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