Last edited 21 Apr 2018

BREEAM Evidence types by issue

This page contains example evidence types by BREEAM scheme issue suggested by users of the schemes. If you have further examples of useful evidence types that can be used to demonstrate compliance please add them to the list

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[edit] Management

Design stage Post construction
BREEAM Stakeholder consultation

Sign in sheets, feedback forms, Agendas, meeting invites, Meeting

Meeting Minutes

Project brief

Photographs from consultation events

Design & Access statement

File note with a description of the process that has been taken

Consultation responses and feedback to consultees
BREEAM Sustainability champion

BREEAM AP Certificate

Letter of appointment

Meeting Minutes/Reports

BREEAM AP stage reports

Meeting minutes

BREEAM Life cycle cost and service life planning

LCC Report

File notes from project team demonstrating how LCC study impacted design decisions etc

Letter of confirmation from developer/contractor showing that the lowest LCC option (as selected at Design stage) has been implemented.
BREEAM Environmental management Copy of ISO 14001 Certification. Specification, contract clause or letter of commitment to follow best practice policies and procedures Final implementation plans and corresponding copy of ISO 14001 certification for materials
BREEAM Considerate construction

Letter of commitment to score targeted, including individual scores in each section - signed and dated. Letter confirming registration and targeted score

Contract document with BREEAM requirements

CCS final certificate

CCS final SIte Monitors Report

BREEAM Monitoring of construction site impacts Letter of commitment; Screenshots/ output from SMARTwaste etc used to monitor site impacts Energy & water graphs
BREEAM Commissioning Letter confirming appointment and details of this

Commissioning records

O&M Manuals

Confirmation letters

BREEAM Handover Confirmation of production of a Building User Guide Building User Guide
BREEAM Inclusive and accessible design

Design &

Access statement

Architect notes with accessibility explanations

Site inspection confirmations
BREEAM Aftercare support Letter of commitment

Aftercare plan

List of support team

BREEAM Seasonal commissioning Specification, contract clause or letter of commitment to undertake seasonal commissioning Commissioning records (minutes, action plans)
BREEAM Post occupancy evaluation Plan of what to do and when Program to show when to carry out evaluation

[edit] Health and Wellbeing

Design stage Post construction
BREEAM Daylighting Daylighting calculation report Technical notices of windows and corresponding final implementation plans : these documents must comply with daylighting calculation report
BREEAM View out Marked up GA plan Assessors site inspection and photographs from PCR visit
BREEAM Glare control

Typical floor layout, technical specification

Designer’s letter of intent where not detail design available yet

As-built drawings

Technical data sheet with the user control description

BREEAM Internal and external lighting

Specification confirming requirements

Drawing showing internal lighting layout and zoning arrangements

As built drawings showing internal and external lighting design
BREEAM Indoor air quality plan IAQ plan

IAQ plan

Flush out protocols

BREEAM Ventilation

Air handling equipment written specifications.

Fresh air intakes location

Datasheets of the equipments

As-built drawings

Visual inspection

BREEAM Indoor pollutants VOCs List of presumed materials within the project with standards/limits requirements Products’ technical files with VOC information
BREEAM Potential for natural ventilation

Architectural drawings

Simulation study where relevant

BREEAM Safe containment in laboratories
BREEAM Thermal comfort

1. Thermal Comfort Report

2. Statement confirming that the thermal comfort strategy has influenced the design.

3. Heating/cooling drawings.

1. Confirmation of no changes or updated thermal comfort report.

2. Assessor Site Inspection

3. As built drawings

BREEAM Acoustic performance

Design acoustic report

Email confirming compliant pre completion acoustic testing

Testing report showing compliance
BREEAM Safety and security ALO/SQSS report Site inspection and purchase orders confirming recommendations were implemented

[edit] Energy

Design stage Post construction
BREEAM Reduction of energy use and carbon emissions

Copy of as designed SBEM

Confirmation of energy assessor’s accreditation

As Built SBEM

Confirmation of energy assessor’s accreditation

BREEAM Energy monitoring

Schematics and specifications

Submetering schematic

BMS specifications

Meter commissioning records

BMS printscreen

BREEAM External lighting

External lighting drawings

Specification confirming efficacies

Manufacturer’s datasheets

Photo evidence

BREEAM Low carbon design LZC feasibility report
BREEAM Passive design Passive design report
BREEAM Free cooling
BREEAM LZC technologies LZCT Feasibility study

As built drawing

Photo evidence of LZCT that’s been installed

Specification of the LZCT system that are used for the assessed building

BREEAM Energy efficient cold storage Designer description of cold storage, including required design features applied and TEWI calculation. Assessors site inspection and photographs from PCR visit
BREEAM Energy efficient transportation Systems

Transport demand analysis

Lift comparison

Lift specification

Site Inspection to confirm installation
BREEAM Energy efficient laboratory systems
BREEAM Energy efficient equipment Written specifications for the foreseen equipment Datasheet of the equipment
BREEAM Drying space

GA plan

Confirmation statement stating how much drying space will be provided

Photo evidence and assessor site inspection report

[edit] Transport

Design stage Post construction
BREEAM Public transport accessibility

Scaled map showing location of bus/train/subway nodes, distance to these from building main entrance and services which stop there

Timetables highlighted with appropriate stop.

For London projects the TFL website can be used to download the PTAL report.

As design stage or where 12 months has lapsed, up to date timetables or PTAL report.

Where relevant site inspection and photos of transport nodes.

BREEAM Proximity to amenities Google maps annotated with distances. Assessor site inspection and photos
BREEAM Cyclist facilities

Drawings

Confirmation of building user numbers

Drawings and pictures

Site Inspection report

BREEAM Alternative modes of transport
BREEAM Maximum car parking capacity

Drawings

Confirmation from designers/clients with number of building users

Drawings and pictures
BREEAM Travel plan

Travel Plan

Design drawings demonstrating that the travel plan recommendations have been implemented

Letter confirming that a copy of the Travel Plan will be provided to all future tenants - speculative units

As built drawings

Assessor site inspection

BREEAM Home office

[edit] Water

Design stage Post construction
BREEAM Water consumption

Sanitaryware schedule

Floor plans

Water schematic

Area schedule from the architect

Calculator tool

As built water schematic (water)

As built floor plans

Manufacturers data sheets

Site inspection

Confirmation of no changes (or additional info as above)

BREEAM Water monitoring

Schematics/specification

Submetering schematic

BMS specifications

Assessor site inspection

As built drawings/schematics

Manufacturer’s records (commissioning) confirming meter has a pulsed output

BREEAM Water leak detection

Water schematic

Specifications

Product details

Site inspection

As built schematic

Manufacturer’s literature

BREEAM Water efficient equipment

Specification of irrigation system (if there is one)

If no irrigation system is specified- confirmation letter

Confirmation letter stating how the landscape/ planting has minimised water usage

[edit] Materials

Design stage Post construction
BREEAM Life cycle impacts

LCA Analysis

Design specifications used to inform the Analysis

Filled in Mat 01 Calculator

Confirmation whether updates were required and updated LCA Analysis
BREEAM Hard landscaping and boundary protection

Hard Landscape and boundary protection material schedule/ specification

Drawings showing ty

BREEAM Responsible sourcing of materials List of presumed materials, reference specification (suppliers) with resp. sourcing requirements Summary list of relevant materials developed by GC Certificates
BREEAM Insulation

Initial area/thickness and volume take offs

Details of insulation to be used

BREEAM Designing for durability and resilience Drawing of designed durability measures. Assessors site inspection and photographs from PCR visit
BREEAM Material efficiency

Material efficiency report.

Summary technical report.

Assessors site inspection and photographs from PCR visit

[edit] Waste

Design stage Post construction
BREEAM Construction waste management Contractor’s specifications

Site specific waste management plan

Waste collection data

Waste processing data

Site visit reports with photographic evidence

BREEAM Recycled aggregates Calculation % of recycled aggregates.

Checklist A6.

Delivery confirmation.

BREEAM Operational waste Drawings Drawings and Post construction inspection report
BREEAM Speculative floor & ceiling finishes
BREEAM Adaptation to climate change Adaptation to climate change study. Assessors site inspection and photographs from PCR visit.
BREEAM Functional adaptability Functional adaptability study. Summary technical report. Assessors site inspection and photographs from PCR visit

[edit] Land Use and Ecology

Design stage Post construction
BREEAM Site Selection

Existing site plan

Proposed site plan

Existing site plan

‘As built’ development

BREEAM Ecological value of site Ecology Report Landscape Drawings and Schedules
BREEAM Protection of ecological features Ecology Report Contractor evidence and assessor site inspection reports/photos
BREEAM Minimising impact on existing site ecology Ecology Report
BREEAM Enhancing site ecology Ecology Report

Landscape Drawings and Schedules

Assessors site inspection and photographs from PCR visit.

BREEAM Long term impact on biodiversity Ecology Report In case of habitat creation assessors site inspection and photographs from PCR visit.

[edit] Pollution

Design stage Post construction
BREEAM Impact of refrigerants

General specifications

Filled in calculator tool with estimates

Technical specifications

Filled in calculator tool with actual technical data

BREEAM NOx emissions M&E Specification Product Datasheet
BREEAM Flood risk management FRA, Confirmation if changes occur
BREEAM Surface water run-off FRA, Design Drawings and Specification Assessors site inspection and photographs from PCR visit.
BREEAM Reduction of night time light pollution

External lighting drawings

Calculation and drawings how is CIE fulfilled.

Assessors site inspection and photographs from PCR visit.
BREEAM Reduction of noise pollution

Acoustic study for background noise levels.

Acoustician contract with achievement measurements.

Measurements.

OR

Confirmation within 800m radius of the assessed site.

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