BREEAM Sustainability champion
 Aim and benefits
 When to consider
 Step by step guidance
- Client to appoint BREEAM AP
- BREEAM AP should attend a key design team meeting and/or preferably run a separate BREEAM workshop session to set BREEAM targets and identify potential opportunities and challenging credits. A proactive BREEAM AP would list those credits which require actions at early stages and liaise with relevant consultants in charge to unsure documents are created prior to RIBA stage 2 freeze.
- BREEAM assessor, if appointed at this time, or the BREEAM AP could run a BREEAM Pre-assessment based on the design documents at RIBA stage 2. This is useful to check the project against BREEAM performance and individual credit performance. The pre-assessment report is also helpful for planning or funding applications
- BREEAM AP should attend the key design team meetings as a minimum to ensure BREEAM performance targets are not lost.
- BREEAM APs to record all their meeting minutes and correspondence with the project team to demonstrate progress against BREEAM targets
- If a different person provides BREEAM AP support to the contractors at construction stage, they should record and keep handover notes from the design stage BREEAM AP to include in the evidence documents
- BREEAM AP to provide regular site attendance and project meetings to ensure construction and installations are in line with the targeted BREEAM standards
- Site visit reports and project meeting minutes to be provided as evidence
 Questions to ask while seeking compliance
The main issues for this credit compliance is to have proper and clear meeting minutes and communication documents to demonstrate involvement of the BREEAM AP. So the questions to be asked are;
If a BREEAM AP is officially appointed and if all the AP correspondence are documented?
 Tips and best practice
 Typical evidence
- Appointment documents
- Meeting minutes
- Trackers and reports to demonstrate progress against the target
- Handover notes, if necessary
--Azita Dezfouli 16:30, 10 Jan 2018 (BST)
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