1 Approved Innovations

Information correct as of 29thJanuary 2022. Please see kb.breeam.com for the latest compliance information.

00 Definition – Approved Innovations - KBCN1275

BREEAM Approved Innovations are a one-time recognition of an innovative technology, design or process which creates unique outcomes, benefits or learning opportunities for a registered BREEAM assessment outside of the scope of established practice. As BREEAM is an assessment of a building, infrastructure or master plan, the innovations process does not certify the product, process or technology. Instead the recognition awarded is for the benefits that these innovations bring to the assessed project(s) or learning opportunities for the wider industry. The following scoping questions help BRE Global to determine whether an innovation application merits further investigation: 1. Is this innovation unique and first of its kind in the world? If No; Please note: the applicant should consider the uniqueness of the innovation in relation to the construction industry as a whole. Approved Innovation coordinators will only consider applications which may be considered innovative generally; not just within the context of assessed BREEAM projects. 2. Does the innovation provide a measurable social, environmental or economic benefit to the asset being assessed? 3. Does the impact of the innovation go beyond the scope of existing BREEAM criteria... OR does it exceed exemplary BREEAM benchmarks by a significant margin? 4. Will the lessons learned from this innovation be shared with the wider industry? 5. Is it practical to replicate this innovation on other projects? If the answer to questions 1-5 is 'Yes,' please submit an application for further review. If the answer to question 1 is 'No', but 'Yes' to either of its sub-questions, and all other answers are 'Yes', please also submit an application for review. If the answer is 'No' to any other question, it is unlikely that an innovation application will be considered for peer review or approval.
02.12.2019 Wording clarified.

01 Scope – contribution to performance in other issues - KBCN0585

An innovation application can be approved even if the benefits of the proposed innovation contribute to achieving credits in other issues. For example an innovative heating technology might be ‘approved’ as an innovation after following the appropriate process, even if its benefits also impact on Ene 01 through the reduction of energy consumption.
Updated 18.03.2019

01 Scope – future BREEAM schemes - KBCN0484

Every time BREEAM schemes are updated, a review of approved innovation applications are undertaken to determine the appropriateness of including approved innovations formally within the scheme's criteria, as either an exemplary level credit or part of the standard assessment criteria.
Updated 18.03.2019

01 Scope – interim and final stage assessments - KBCN0499

An Approved Innovation credit be awarded at both the interim and final assessment and certification stages. To award a BREEAM credit for the innovation, evidence of its procurement / specification / installation must be provided to the project’s appointed BREEAM Assessor and appropriately referenced within their certification report (as with compliance against any other BREEAM criteria). This serves to demonstrate that the criteria defined within the application form has been met (or will be met if seeking the interim certificate). The BREEAM credit for the innovation will only be considered ‘achieved’ once the final BREEAM certificate has been issued.
Updated 18.03.2019

01 Scope – product manufacturer or supplier innovations - KBCN0450

The approvals process for BREEAM Approved Innovation credits is not a product approval scheme. Judgement of, and approval for the award of an innovation credit is based on the successful application of the technology / process in a BREEAM assessed and certified development. Product manufacturers and suppliers who have a potential innovative technology, process or service are encouraged to engage with their clients who use BREEAM to explore the potential for collaborating on an joint application via an appointed BREEAM Assessor.
Updated 18.03.2019

01 Scope – scheme applicability - KBCN0463

The following UK and International BREEAM schemes can apply for Approved Innovation credits: Note: not all NSOs may have this option - please check first in relevant NSO manuals for this availability.
18.03.2019 Updated

01 Scope – types of innovation credits - KBCN0457

There are two types of innovation credits available in BREEAM; Further details regarding the above can be found in the relevant scheme documents (available for download at www.breeam.com) and from the appointed BREEAM Assessor for your project.

02 Applications – application form - KBCN0462

The Approved Innovation application form BF1033 can be downloaded from here. It must be completed by the appointed BREEAM Assessor for the project that is seeking the approved innovation credit, and a copy of the form plus any supporting documents must then be emailed to BREEAM@bregroup.com by the BREEAM Assessor.
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02 Applications – common reasons for unsuccessful submissions - KBCN0482

An application may not be successful for a number of reasons. Examples include:
  1. The technology/process/method may already be established and in use and therefore not considered 'innovative'.
  2. The innovation may already be recognised, directly on indirectly, via existing BREEAM assessment issues (whether through the standard or exemplary assessment criteria).
  3. The technology/process/method may not offer a sustainability benefit for the development being assessed.
  4. The application form may not have been completed correctly and/or a robust enough case made for consideration in one or more key sections of the form.
  5. A commitment to publicise the innovation to relevant stakeholders may not have been made within the application.
  6. If the Innovation Application process is seen solely as a method for boosting a developments BREEAM score and real innovation has not been robustly considered and demonstrated then it is likely that approval will not be gained.

02 Applications – Judging a BREEAM Approved Innovation Application - KBCN1399

Please review KBCN1275 and KBCN1398 on BREEAM Innovations process before reading this article. Judging a BREEAM Approved Innovation Application The process of judging a BREEAM approved innovations application can be a complex process involving many considerations. This KBCN intends to give guidance on the process of assessing a BREEAM innovation application, and the roles and responsibilities of each party. 5 principles;
  1. Uniqueness
  2. Sustainabilty Benefit
  3. Performance
  4. Dissemination
  5. Replicability
The application form is designed to encourage the applicant to answer key questions relating to these principles to give BRE Global an indication of whether the application meets all five principles. Each innovation must address all five principles, however compliance with the principles is not always a binary ‘yes’ or ’no’ decision. To make an informed and considered decision the BRE Global consultant in the Stage 1 review and the relevant subject matter expert(s) in the Stage 2 review must consider all aspects of the application as summarised in the following table, and discussed in more detail below.  
Principle Stage 1 actions Stage 2 actions
Uniqueness Assessor provides precedents in application form. Consultant checks for precedents – local and global. Expert verifies assessor and consultant precedents plus their own. Expert analyses innovation from a detailed technical point of view (if innovation is technological).
Sustainability Benefit Consultant clarifies benefits with assessor if this is not clear. Consultant briefs expert on all potential benefits.
Performance Consultant verifies that baseline is representative of common practice. Consultant reviews potential performance against baseline. Expert verifies information provided by applicant and requests additional information if necessary. If innovation is unable to prove performance due to its early stage, expert defines robust methodologies for the design team to demonstrate this.
Dissemination Consultant will request additional information from assessor if required.
Replicability Consultant will request additional information from assessor if required. If barriers to replication are technical or related to the specialist field, expert to provide additional verification if required.
Uniqueness Global vs local This is the most important aspect of the innovation application and plays a large part in determining the outcome. At the highest level BREEAM recognises innovations that are unique on a global scale – that is, they are the first in the world to achieve their stated outcomes. However, this does not consider the different maturity levels of the global construction industry. What may in some cases be commonplace in one part of the world may be an important achievement and set an important precedent for the industry in another. One of the first questions in the application form asks for a definition of a ‘baseline’ performance level. This represents current standard practice, and is what the innovation will be compared against. It is a critical question in determining the degree of improvement and innovation that is being achieved and can help to define the local context. At the Stage 1 review, the consultant will independently check for precedents on a global scale. Any information provided by the assessor to assist this process will help to speed up the review. If precedents have been identified and show that the innovation is not unique on a global scale, the consultant will consider whether the application represents something unique to the local context, and may contact the assessor for further information. If the application progresses to Stage 2, the expert may locate additional precedents based on their knowledge. Note that ‘local’ is not defined and will vary with each application. It may be, for instance, a region, country, climatic zone or other definition in which the innovation may be considered to bring unique benefits. As an example, if the innovation can only be applied in humid tropical climates, the ‘local’ context, in this case, could be: ‘Koeppen-Geiger climate zone Af’. Be aware, that if the definition becomes too specific to one particular context, it may conflict with the principle of replicability (see later in this article). Application of technology Another way of measuring uniqueness is in the application of technology (if the application uses technology). Most innovations build and improve upon existing technology, so BRE Global does not require the re-invention of the wheel for every successful application. Conversely, if the innovation uses commercially available ‘off the shelf’ equipment without modification, robust justification should be provided as to how this is considered innovative. As an outcome-focused assessment method, BREEAM focuses on what the result will be for the assessed asset, therefore simply the use of new technology is not enough. It must demonstrate clear beneficial outcomes. At Stage 2, the expert is best placed to determine the technical details of the application. Sustainability Benefit The potential benefits of the innovation must be clearly defined and measurable from a social, economic or environmental standpoint. The benefits from the innovation must not be detrimental to other sustainability aspects (for instance, causing social harm for economic gain). At Stage 1 the consultant may contact the assessor for additional information if this is not clear to ensure that at Stage 2 the potential outcomes are communicated to the expert. Performance  The performance of the innovation defines how far the innovation will exceed the defined baseline. At Stage 1 the consultant will verify that the baseline stated is representative of local practice. If the performance is measured against existing BREEAM benchmarks, the consultant will judge this against them, and brief the expert with relevant information at Stage 2. If the performance is not measured in BREEAM or requires a qualitative assessment, the consultant will make a judgement on whether the benefits are great enough to be considered innovative and forward their recommendations to the expert at Stage 2. If the performance cannot yet be proven due to the stage of development of the innovation, the role of the expert in Stage 2 is to ensure that any methodology or research used to demonstrate its benefits is robust and will result in a meaningful case study for the wider industry to learn from, regardless of the results. These may form conditions for any final approval. Where the innovation is at such an early stage that even this cannot be defined, BRE Global reserves the right to place the application on hold until it reaches a later stage of development. Dissemination Sharing the experience of implementing the innovation (both successes and lessons learned) stimulates the industry to develop. The manner of dissemination can be straightforward but must be open for peer review and made available to the wider industry. This is a key principle applications are judged on. Therefore, if a project will not share details of the innovation for confidentiality reasons, the BREEAM Innovation application will not be accepted. Replicability  A judgement must be made on whether the innovation can be realistically replicated in other projects. Examples of barriers to replication may include a lack of resource, financial, technological or be context-specific (i.e. unique in a very local context). For the innovation to set a meaningful precedent and influence the wider industry it is important that other projects can follow and implement the innovation. At Stage 1 the consultant will review the response given within the application form and make a judgement on whether the justifications given are reasonable. If in doubt, additional information may be requested, and at stage 2 the expert may be consulted. Conclusion The consideration of all these principles and the discussions involved, are the fundamental components of the innovation application review process. Although no single innovation review is the same, this article has outlined the broad steps in this process and will help all parties to better understand what is involved.

02 Applications – multiple submissions over similar time frames - KBCN0495

Where multiple similar Approved Innovation applications being submitted together over similar period, and no single project can claim sole credit for the innovation either through: BRE Global will make a case-by-case judgement on how best to recognise approval. In the second scenario, please ensure that all related BREEAM assessment registrations are listed correctly within the application form.

02 Applications – previously approved innovations - KBCN0466

A list of all approved applications can be found here. If an innovation has previously been approved but is not included on the published list, or a similar / identical application has previously been submitted and was unsuccessful then we will alert the applicant to this on receipt of their application. The applicant will be given the option of continuing with their submission or withdrawing it. Should the applicant choose to withdraw their application no fee will be charged for the submission. A BREEAM credit for a successful Approved Innovation is typically based on a single use for one assessment. Previously approved innovations cannot be awarded on any other projects, except where the new Approved Innovation demonstrates significant improvements over those outlined in the original application, and these improvements could be considered innovative in themselves. In this case the application may still be considered by BRE Global for further review. In all cases the Approved Innovation application process must be followed in order to robustly demonstrate and confirm additional or renewed innovation status.  

03 Process – Process and timescale for reviewing a BREEAM Approved Innovation Application - KBCN1398

Stage 1 review
  1. On receipt of an application form, BRE Global will carry out an administrative review to ensure that the application is valid and that the assessor holds a valid and current licence. Any applications from non-licensed assessors or third parties will not be considered beyond this point.
  2. The consultant will carry out the following checks:
    • The innovation meets the five principles outlined in the BREEAM Knowledge Base under KBCN1275.
    • The application will be compared against any existing precedents identified in 3.1 of BF1033, and from independent research carried out by the consultant.
    • The application will be checked against BRE Global’s existing database for similar, previous applications.
  3. During this process, the consultant may contact the assessor or project technical contact for further information.
  4. The consultant will review all applicable information and return a feedback form to the assessor with one of three recommendations:
    • Further information required: insufficient information has been provided in the application. Please follow the consultant’s request for any further information to allow the application to be progressed until one of the two outcomes below is reached.
    • Withdraw application: the application does not meet the requirements, and no further action will be taken. The fee for ‘initial review’ (as outlined in fee sheet FS036) is charged to the assessor organisation.
    • Progress to Stage 2: the application is potentially innovative, and further review by a relevant expert is required. A combined fee for ‘initial review’ AND ‘peer review and decision’ is charged, which enables BRE Global to appoint a relevant specialist for the Stage 2 Review.
Stage 2 review
  1. If the application is deemed potentially innovative:
    • The consultant will seek to appoint an independent expert in the relevant field of the innovation to review the innovation. If the innovation spans more than one area of expertise, multiple experts will be appointed as required. All experts will be required to declare any conflicts of interest, and to sign a confidentiality agreement to maintain data protection.
    • The expert(s) will liaise directly with the project technical contact listed in BF1033 section 1.3 to determine whether the application is innovative.
  2. The review will result in a recommendation for approval or rejection, together with a justification for that decision.
  3. BRE Global will prepare a report setting out a clear recommendation and the final decision and report will be communicated to the Assessor by email. If approved, a short anonymised paragraph summary of the aim of the innovation application will be uploaded to the BREEAM Knowledge Base to assist future applicants.
Timescale for applications Stage 1 review BRE Global will aim for feedback to be sent back to the assessor within 10 working days from the receipt of the application. If the feedback is ‘further information required’ this timescale does not apply. Stage 2 review The stage 2 review cannot begin until: Due to the unique nature of innovation applications, a relevant expert will not always be available immediately to begin the review. BRE Global will endeavour to locate and appoint a suitable expert(s) within 20 working days of the Stage 1 feedback being sent out to the assessor. Once an expert has been appointed, BRE Global will endeavour to reach a decision within 20 working days, however, this timescale is subject to the expert’s review of the innovation and information requested being provided promptly by the project technical contact. Fees Fees are charged to cover the costs of administering and reviewing applications. Details of the charge are set out in BREEAM Fee Sheet FS036. Fees are non-refundable. For concurrent applications involving multiple registrations, an additional fee may be charged based on the complexity of the application.

03 Process – review, appeals and fees - KBCN0480

BREEAM Assessors should consult the Innovation Application Form (BF1033) found here, which provides guidance on application review procedures and associated time frames. BRE Global technical consultants will not be able to comment on the likelihood of the success of an application without going through the full application and peer-review process. The final decision will be communicated to the BREEAM Assessor by email. Appeals against any decision should be made by the BREEAM Assessor in accordance with BRE Global’s appeals procedures, which are available on request. The decision made on any appeal is final. For information on application fees, please consult fee sheet FS036, found here.
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Approved BREEAM Innovation Applications - KBCN1268

The table below lists the Innovation Applications that BRE Global has approved where permission has been given to publish the information. For the BREEAM Innovation Application form please refer to BREEAM Projects here (Licensed assessors only). In most cases the aim shown has been copied from the Innovation Application Form that was submitted by the assessor, however in some cases this has been edited for clarity or brevity. Comments in square brackets [] indicate BRE comment where necessary. Key: NC – BREEAM New Construction (UK and International) RFO – BREEAM Non-Domestic Refurbishment and Fit (UK and International) DR – BREEAM UK Domestic Refurbishment COM – BREEAM Communities INF – BREEAM Infrastructure Pilot (UK and International) CQ – CEEQUAL NSO – BREEAM National Scheme Operator Advanced searching: You should be able to search within this document using Ctrl + F in your browser. For more detailed manipulation and sorting you can copy the table into Excel.
Date of Decision Scheme Innovation Title Aim of Innovation
24-Mar-20 NC Single-use plastic tracker The innovation is to eliminate single-use plastics (SUPs) in the construction industry. The innovation focuses on SUPs packaging, during manufacturing, delivery, on site storage of the materials to be used at the project, as well as at SUPs usage on site for welfare purposes. The single-use plastics tracker will be used to help monitor and report the use of SUPs in the construction project in order to ultimately eliminate these as much as possible and use appropriate alternatives.
02-Mar-20 NSO A blue-green roof system This proposal offered geo-technical benefits for storm water attenuation and surface water run-off management, and ecological benefits for local biodiversity while managing unique engineering and ecological challenges in widely varying extreme weather conditions. The thorough testing and accurate reporting of results demonstrated offer value to the wider industry.
11-Feb-20 NC A mechanically bonded, fully flexible, floor plate The application relates to the use of mechanically bonded CLT floor plates. This offered flexibility to the building occupier to adjust the floor layout to suit their needs including meeting acoustic and loading requirements.
20-Jan-20 NC Monitoring of all water discharge points in building A pilot programme to install and test a new water management system (WMS) with IoT (Internet of Things) integration capable of monitoring and measuring all building water discharge points, both at a building and portfolio level. This system achieves a level of monitoring granularity exceeding any previously known capabilities with a range of benefits for operational water consumption and health & safety.
08-Jan-20 NC Material defect early warning system A very early detection system via patented hydrosensor cables linked to BMS, capable of detecting minute water ingress (water vapour). The system aims to improve building fabric resilience and reduce material waste and labour through preventing large scale remedial works resulting from late detection of damage and defects.
20-Nov-19 NC Reflected glare assessment study A reflected glare assessment and mitigation study carried out to evaluate the potential risk of reflected solar glare issues from glazed façade or area of metal cladding affecting neighbouring streets.
08-Nov-18 RFO Intelligent Building Management System (iBMS) To create a fully integrated digital platform for the operation and maintenance of the building, integrating the 3D BIM viewer, digital O&Ms, real time data monitoring and Computer-Aided-FM systems.
25-Oct-18 NC Commitment Agreement process To implement a robust ‘Commitment Agreement’ process, to target, manage and deliver a building that is verified as low energy using in operation.
16-Oct-18 RFO 3D printing 3D-print secure chutes for confidential paper bins, to solve workplace performance gap operational issues with a minimal environmental impact. This method of construction is quicker, cheaper and more resource efficient.
26-Sep-18 NC Waste heat from cooling system used to heat domestic hot water in Mixed Use building. Recover of waste heat rejected by the cooling system of the non domestic part of the building to heat domestic hot water for residential part of the building.
04-Sep-18 NC Water positive building A project designed to provide 100% of all sanitary and drinking water use from filtered rainwater captured on site. By capturing and storing more than the projected consumption levels, it is completely self-sufficient in terms of water use even in a severe drought scenario.
03-Sep-18 NC Evaporative cooling system using recycled rainwater. The aims of this innovation are threefold:- • Reduction of carbon emissions • Reduction of energy use • Reduction of potable water usage
06-Jun-18 NC Rainwater recovery from stormwater A significant reduction in municipal water consumption arising from construction through the use of water from a storm-water pumping station.
02-May-18 NC EPD development at the point of construction product procurement To create a mechanism for EPD development where one did not exist before, i.e. at the point of construction product procurement
20-Apr-18 NC Enhanced ventilation with no increase in the main plant size. Aimed to provide enhanced ventilation without increasing the size of the  main plant.
14-Mar-18 NC Forest protection To voluntarily designate a large area of land designated for development under local planning regulations as protected forest, and to voluntarily put in place legal enforcement and protection to maintain this. [This approved innovation sets an important legal precedent in the country of assessment and local context, and the credit was awarded on this basis].
09-Mar-18 RFO Monitoring of internal elements at a building user level To provide insights of temperature, humidity, air pressure, light level, and air quality at a building user granularity, promoting health and wellbeing of staff, HVAC and lighting system operational performance.
01-Feb-18 RFO Construction site operatives cycle to work To promote operatives working on the construction site to cycle to work, by providing necessary facilities and an incentive scheme, to promote healthy commutes and reduce transportation emissions.
31-Jan-18 RFO Automated maintenance algorithm Automated maintenance regimes that sense, diagnose and report faults before they become failures.
03-Nov-17 RFO Location tracking of people within the building. Location tracking of people within the building for building operation management and wayfinding for occupants, visitors and engineers.
11-Oct-17 NC Use of recovered rainwater during the drilling and installation of a ground source heat pump system. To significantly reduce potable water used in the drilling and installation of the ground source heat pump system by approximately 2.6 million litres (once borehole works are completed later this year).
13-Sep-17 RFO Early appointment of the Facilities Management team Exceptional early appointment of the facilities team. This enables the FM team to influence design, procurement decisions and the development of practical maintenance information.
31-Jul-17 NC AIMS system within the BIM model To establish the use of an Asset Information Management System (AIMS) which will include specific information relating to BREEAM credits for each maintainable item.
17-May-17 COM Methodology to reduce Transport Carbon Emissions To significantly reduce transport carbon emissions attributable to construction workers engaged on large developments, thus lessening current and future climate change effects.
11-May-17 INF Community or commercial value from felled trees To utilise felled timber at its highest value and quality, therefore providing community, economic and environmental benefits.
11-May-17 INF Supply of surplus excavated materials to manufacturers To ensure that surplus excavated materials are provided to manufacturers as a replacement for raw materials, therefore using them at their highest value in line with circular economy principles.
28-Feb-17 NC New living hoarding concept A one-year trial of a new ‘living hoarding’ concept with the aim of better understanding its behaviour and usage constraints on a live, dynamic construction site.
01-Feb-17 INF Materials efficiency metric To create a metric that contractors should use to demonstrate materials efficiency and reduction in the use of non-renewable virgin materials through the design development and construction process, compared to a baseline established at an early design stage.
18-Oct-16 NC Light weight system based on wire rope Increase material efficiency in order to minimise material use, waste and energy and emissions associated with the production process.
10-Oct-16 NC Virtual room To collect and address comments from the project's stakeholders after they are invited into a virtual room where designs can be observed in augmented reality.
07-Jun-16 NC Electrical Energy Storage facility To facilitate the uptake of renewable energy sources, manage the supply and demand of the building and avoid/defer future network reinforcements to meet demand by incorporating energy storage.
16-Dec-15 NC Demand based ventilation control To reduce energy consumption and carbon emissions and improve indoor environmental quality by highly accurate sampling and analysis of air quality, and responsive targeted ventilation.
21-Jul-15 NC Reduced Carbon lead source of heat power To reduce the carbon footprint of the office building by integrating  wood fuel powered syngas CHP as the lead source of heat and power in the building.
14-May-15 NC Case study on productivity Quantifying the gains and costs of a truly sustainable  BREEAM office building on the long-term as best practice example for the client's offices through out Europe.
29-Jan-15 NC Occupancy Level Tracker Track occupancy levels in the building through individual's movements. Use this information to refine control of services, increasing building efficiency. Inform occupants through a 3D model showing patterns of use.
29-Jan-15 NC Heat transfer experiment Actively inform occupants and visitors about how the building works, particularly in relation to heat transfer. Compare actual performance with the dynamic simulation model and fine-tune according to the feedback.
16-Sep-14 NC Breathing building To provide natural (mixed mode) ventilation to increase occupancy health and wellbeing, through a 'breathing building' approach with increased fresh air rates and utilising adaptive comfort models.
16-Sep-14 NC Bespoke integrated ceiling panels To demonstrate reduction in the energy required for cooling by using a bespoke ceiling panel which includes a cooling component, lighting and acoustic absorption.
19-Jun-14 NC Reduction of whole lifecycle impacts of air conditioning To reduce the whole life cycle impacts of the air conditioning equipment through: - Reduced replacement of parts - Increased life expectancy - Reduced risk of refrigerant leaks - Improved energy efficiency
19-Jun-14 NC Vacuum drainage Development and specification of a vacuum drainage system (UK First - commercial office) in conjunction with recycled water, eliminating the need for mains water in the building for flushing purposes.
19-Jun-14 NC Cooling tower water recycling To demonstrate the use of recycled water for heat rejection at cooling towers to reduce the use of potable mains water.
24-Apr-14 NC Sustainability submittals To work with the supply chain to consider sustainability at tender stage by bringing to the attention of the contractors the minimum sustainability criteria for each individual construction package. Encourage further improvements to be offered by the contractors where possible.
07-Jun-13 NC BIM for Performance Management To explore the effectiveness of BIM for performance management of non-domestic buildings, using the assessed building as a case study.
07-Jun-13 NC Impact of extreme climate change on passive design measures - thermal comfort To assess the potential impact of extreme climate on passive design measures and how building management regimes can help adapt the building and its occupants for thermal comfort.
01-May-13 NC Smarter Cooling To significantly improve the robustness of engineering systems serving controlled environments such as constant temperature rooms. This has the potential to reduce material waste and energy waste.
03-Apr-13 NC Zero Waste to Landfill To achieve zero non-hazardous waste to landfill through careful planning and site management involving collaborative working with the entire project team, including designers, waste carrier, sub-contractors, manufacturers and supply chain engagement followed by intricate review.
17-Dec-12 NC Building App To educate students and visitors to the site on the performance of the building.
15-Oct-12 NC Electric Car Scheme To introduce an electric car scheme to the development in order to further reduce carbon emissions associated with the assessed development and the new head quarters.
05-Oct-12 NC Climate Change Risk Analysis Tool To provide information on the climatic risks that the building will face in the future, allow resources to be targeted most effectively to mitigate these climatic risks.
20-Jul-12 NC Climate Change Adaptation Report To undertake a Climate Change Adaptation report and implement its recommendations to future proof the development and its operations, as well as provide a case study for future adaptation against climate change.
25-Jul-11 NC Recycled and secondary aggregates To recognise and encourage the greater use of recycled and secondary aggregates in construction, thereby reducing the demand for virgin material.
28-Jan-11 NC Control of waterborne bacteria A water-efficient solution for the control and prevention of conditions which allow for the presence of Legionella and other waterborne bacteria.
28-Jan-11 NC Provision of real time energy use display To reduce energy consumption within every flat, to promote energy efficiency across the development and to educate occupants in the benefits of energy saving and renewable technology.
01-Dec-09 NC Facilities for low-emitting and fuel-efficient vehicles To reduce pollution and land development impacts from vehicle use by encouraging the use of Alternative Fuel Vehicles for short journeys.
Information correct as of 29thJanuary 2022. Please see kb.breeam.com for the latest compliance information.