BREEAM Life cycle cost and service life planning
 Aim and benefits
Early stage understanding of the likely construction of the building and its servicing strategy, focuses the design team on likely requirements for service risers, ceiling void depth etc.especially for conditioned buildings requiring large amounts of plant. This can draw attention to the overall size requirements of the building and its projected costs, which may lead to alternative means of construction.
 When to consider
Ensure all project team members are aware that there is a time restriction on the achievement of this issue. Therefore, it is important to define RIBA stages at the earliest opportunity and communicate them to all parties involved.
 Questions to ask while seeking compliance
- Is a compliant ISO 15686 life cycle cost (LCC) study available?
- Does the design team have any experience of undertaking a BREEAM compliant LCC on any previous projects, can their experiences be shared with the o/a project team?
- Do they already have any templates that they can use?
- Are there any particular construction processes that lend themselves to favourable life cycle outcomes?
Guidance on a compliant LCC analysis can be found in PD 156865:2008 Standardized method of life cycle costing for construction procurement - a supplement to BS ISO 15686-2:2008 Buildings and constructed assets, service life planning - Part 5.
 Tips and best practice
Collaboration between the quantity surveyor (QS), architect and energy assessor at the early stage of the design development would allow calibration of the design for a efficient and cost-effective solution.
 Typical evidence
 Design stage
- RIBA Stage 2 and RIBA Stage 4 reports from costing specialist.
- LCC Report.
- File notes from the project team demonstrating how the LCC study impacted design decisions etc.
- Letter of confirmation from the developer/contractor showing that the lowest LCC option (as selected at design stage) has been implemented.
 Applicable Schemes
The guidelines collated in this ISD aim to support sustainable best practice in the topic described. This issue may apply in multiple BREEAM schemes covering different stages in the life of a building, different building types and different year versions. Some content may be generic but scheme nuances should also be taken into account. Refer to the comments below and related articles to this one to understand these nuances. See this document for further guidelines.
- UK New Construction 2014
- UK RFO 2014 (just check that the requirements are slightly different to NC)
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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 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 (ac)
 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 (ac)
- BREEAM Safety and security (ac)
- BREEAM Reduction of energy use and carbon emissions
- BREEAM Energy monitoring
- BREEAM External lighting (ac)
- 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 (ac)
- BREEAM Energy efficient laboratory systems
- BREEAM Energy efficient equipment (partly ac)
- BREEAM Drying space
- BREEAM Public transport accessibility
- BREEAM Sustainable transport measures
- BREEAM Proximity to amenities (ac)
- 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 (ac)
- 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 (ac)
- BREEAM Material efficiency (ac)
- BREEAM Construction waste management
- BREEAM Recycled aggregates
- BREEAM Speculative floor & ceiling finishes
- BREEAM Adaptation to climate change
- BREEAM Operational waste (ac)
- 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
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