BREEAM Evidence referencing
BREEAM Good practice (efficient!) evidence referencing
- Clear evidence aids both the assessor in writing up the report and the QA auditor in reviewing the evidence and report to ensure the building is fully compliant.
 When to consider
- The beginning of the assessment right through to the end.
- Any credit can be audited and every piece of evidence will have a write up.
- The Assessment Evidence Reference should clearly identify as best possible where the required information is found in the evidence document.
- If a report is being used then it is easy to identify the relevant section, but if there are no sections then pages numbers are best with the paragraph, if information is only in one paragraph.
- Where information is found in multiple places then multiple places should be listed e.g.
- It is important that each criteria is addressed, it should be easy to see in the report that each criteria has an evidence document assigned to it.
 Evidence providers
- When forwarding evidence to the assessor it is beneficial to provide guidance on where the appropriate information is in the document as it may save questions from the assessor and ensure nothing is missed.
- Each credit has criteria and to achieve the credit all applicable criteria must have evidence to support it. Review compliance notes as they will likely contain additional explanation on what is required and how to demonstrate it.
- If providing evidence via email, ensure that the credit number and name as well as the project name are included within the title. Send evidence relating to one credit only per email. This makes it easier for the Assessor to locate when trying to reference.
 Questions to ask while seeking compliance
- Can someone who has never seen this document find the required information?
- Does this document show the criteria indicated?
- Is the author of the document clearly identified (architect, environmental team, principal contractor)?
- Is the date clearly marked?
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 Tips and best practice
- Reference and report as you review and you will save a lot of time. If you go on a sabbatical or maternity leave good referencing helps your colleagues while you are away. Additionally, if you leave a company it means things are in order.
- Consider highlighting in the evidence especially when report is used in pdf format. For example using ‘sticky notes’ to highlight each BREEAM criterion for the credit.
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--Emma Houston 14:41, 14 Mar 2018 (BST)
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- BREEAM Sustainability champion
- BREEAM Environmental management
- BREEAM Considerate construction
- BREEAM Monitoring of construction site impacts
- BREEAM Aftercare support
- BREEAM Seasonal commissioning
- BREEAM Testing and inspecting building fabric
- BREEAM Life cycle cost and service life planning
- BREEAM Stakeholder consultation (ac)
- BREEAM Commissioning (ac)
- BREEAM Handover (ac)
- BREEAM Inclusive and accessible design (ac)
- BREEAM Post occupancy evaluation
 Health and Wellbeing
- BREEAM Visual comfort Daylighting (partly ac)
- BREEAM Visual comfort View out
- BREEAM Visual comfort Glare control
- BREEAM Indoor air quality plan
- BREEAM Indoor air quality Ventilation
- BREEAM Thermal comfort
- BREEAM Internal and external lighting (ac)
- BREEAM Indoor pollutants VOCs (ac)
- BREEAM Potential for natural ventilation (ac)
- BREEAM Safe containment in laboratories (ac)
- BREEAM Acoustic performance
- BREEAM Safety and security (ac)
- BREEAM Reduction of energy use and carbon emissions
- BREEAM Energy monitoring
- BREEAM External lighting
- BREEAM Low carbon design
- BREEAM Passive design
- BREEAM Free cooling
- BREEAM LZC technologies
- BREEAM Energy efficient cold storage (partly ac)
- BREEAM Energy efficient transportation systems
- BREEAM Energy efficient laboratory systems
- BREEAM Energy efficient equipment (partly ac)
- BREEAM Drying space
- BREEAM Transport assessment and travel plan
- BREEAM Public transport accessibility
- BREEAM Sustainable transport measures
- BREEAM Proximity to amenities
- BREEAM Cyclist facilities
- BREEAM Alternative modes of transport (ac)
- BREEAM Maximum car parking capacity
- BREEAM Travel plan
- BREEAM Home office (ac)
- BREEAM Water consumption
- BREEAM Water efficient equipment
- BREEAM Water monitoring
- BREEAM Water leak detection (ac)
- BREEAM Hard landscaping and boundary protection
- BREEAM Responsible sourcing of materials
- BREEAM Insulation
- BREEAM Designing for durability and resilience
- BREEAM Life cycle impacts
- BREEAM Material efficiency (ac)
- BREEAM Construction waste management
- BREEAM Recycled aggregates
- BREEAM Speculative floor & ceiling finishes
- BREEAM Adaptation to climate change
- BREEAM Operational waste
- BREEAM Functional adaptability (ac)
 Land Use and Ecology
- BREEAM Site Selection
- BREEAM Ecological value of site
- BREEAM Protection of ecological features
- BREEAM Minimising impact on existing site ecology
- BREEAM Enhancing site ecology
- BREEAM Long term impact on biodiversity (ac)
- BREEAM Impact of refrigerants
- BREEAM NOx emissions
- BREEAM Flood risk management (ac)
- BREEAM Surface water run-off (ac)
- BREEAM Reduction of night time light pollution (partly ac)
- BREEAM Reduction of noise pollution
Once an ISD has been initially created the '(ac)' marker can be removed
This particular index is based around the structure of the New Construction and RFO schemes.