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RE 01 - Energy Strategy

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Energy consumption and carbon emissions of untreated spaces - KBCN00049

Where the assessment contains a mix of treated and untreated spaces, untreated spaces can be excluded and the performance based on the treated spaces only. Where the entire assessment is untreated, the whole of the structure(s) must be assessed on the basis that this issue is critical for certification. BREEAM is primarily designed to assess permanent, treated and occupied structures. Untreated structures are unlikely to gain many credits when being assessed.
24/08/2022 - Applicability to UKNC V6 confirmed

Energy Strategy – Equivalent Standards - KBCN1570

If it can be demonstrated that updated standards for the RE01 Energy Strategy are clearly equivalent or more robust than the referenced standards, whilst addressing the requirements of the referenced standard, then these can be used. It is the role of the assessor or design team to verify this. In the criteria, references to ‘equivalent standard’ ensures there is flexibility for new or different standards to be utilised in order to establish compliance.  

Internationally approved Ene 01 calculation software - KBCN1177

The following calculation software are approved internationally and can be used, provided local weather files are available in the country of the assessment. Please make sure the approved version, in brackets, is used. If you wish to use a different one, please submit a technical query to [email protected] providing details of the changes. Any software that has been approved on the ASWL for a particular country can be used in other countries, provided relevant weather files are available.
26-Mar-2024 - Scheme applicability updated.
08-Aug-2022 - Applicability to BREEAM Communities 2012 confirmed.
30-Jun-2023 - Added note relating to software approved for a particular country.

Information correct as of 20thApril 2024. Please see for the latest compliance information.