Last edited 01 Mar 2020

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Sources of external pollution

Sources of external pollution include but are not limited to the following:

  1. Highways and the main access roads on the assessed site
  2. Car parks, delivery and vehicle waiting bays
  3. Other building exhausts, including from building services plant industrial or agricultural processes.

Common pollutants discharged from these sources are covered by the UK Air Quality Strategy and include: benzene, 1,3-butadiene, carbon monoxide, lead, nitrogen dioxide, ozone, particles (PM10, PM2.5), polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons and sulfur dioxide and those from all types of industrial processes covered by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE).

Ref BREEAM UK New Construction, Non-domestic Buildings (United Kingdom), Technical Manual, SD5078: BREEAM UK New Construction 2018 3.0, published by BRE Global Limited.

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