BREEAM Gulf Presentation


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BREEAM International

• Banner under which all BREEAM assessments outside the UK are undertaken

Includes• Regional standard

Schemes• ‘One off’ tailored

assessments• Country specific schemes

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Regional standard schemes


• BREEAM Europe – Retail – Offices– Industrial– Toyota retail units– More to come…

• Allows comparison of a portfolio of buildings across one region

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BREEAM Bespoke International

• Buildings not covered by standard BREEAM schemes

• BRE develop criteria specific to the building assessed

– Criteria tailored for the building type and the local context/local conditions

– Close cooperation with the design team

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Country-specific schemes

• A number of GBCs are also looking at adapting BREEAM into their own national environmental assessment method.

• Leading to a tool that is:

– Nationally recognised and endorsed.

– Appropriate and tailored to the local context and conditions.

– Consistent with other international standards and assessment tools.

– Available in the local language.

• Advantages:

– Benefiting from BRE’s knowledge and expertise.

– Best practice sharing

– Less resources required

– Income revenue

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This presentation aims to give the reader a generaloverview of the operational and technical aspects ofthe BREEAM Gulf Scheme specifically.

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Key objectives

• To assess the most common building types in the region using one scheme– One common generic manual– Same assessment methodology for all buildings– Mandatory Credits

• Comparison against national baseline– Measure the improvement compared to regional

benchmarks– Use of regional best practice standards– The option to propose the use of other more onerous

local codes and standards

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Key outcomes

• A rating method that is specific to the region– No criteria has been used that is deemed to be inappropriate – A flexible method able to assess any type of building

• A comprehensive measure of sustainability– In addition to overall building performance indicators BREEAM

Gulf measures specific building functions e.g. a kitchen within a restaurant or a car wash in a shopping mall.

– No aspects of the assessed building are omitted from an assessment

– Utilisation of a sophisticated assessment tool to ensure that the criteria is appropriate for the assessed building

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Key factors taken into account

• Climate• Ecology• Construction materials• Culture• Construction practices• Building Regulations• Infrastructure• Historical context• Political decisions• Geography

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Scope of the BREEAM Gulf Scheme

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BREEAM Gulf Scheme

For the purposes of BREEAM, the Gulf isdefined as follows:• United Arab Emirates • Oman• Qatar• Bahrain • Saudi Arabia• Kuwait

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Stages of Assessment

The stages of assessment in which the BREEAM scheme can currently be used to assess the environmental impacts arising as a result of an individual building development (including external site areas) are:

•Design Stage•Post Construction Stage (mandatory in all schemes from the Autumn)•Operational Stage (BREEAM in Use in development for International)

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Types of buildings which can be assessed under the BREEAM Gulf Scheme

• Whole new buildings• Major refurbishments of existing buildings• New build extensions to existing buildings• A combination of new build and existing

building refurbishment• New builds or refurbishments which are part

of a larger mixed use development• Existing building fit out

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Building function areas which can be assessed under the BREEAM Gulf Scheme• Reception/foyer• Offices• Meeting rooms• Kitchens• Dining/Bar area• Integral cold storage (Food)• Integral cold storage (non food)• Laboratories• Food retail space• General retail space• Library• Industrial/Workshop• Auditoria/Performing space• Teaching rooms• Sports Facilities• Changing rooms• Crèche• Exhibition space• Residential• Hotel bedrooms• Ancillary spaces

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Scoring and Rating

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General BREEAM process


Minimum Standards

Energy Management Health & Well -being Water Waste Land Use & Ecology

Tradable Credits

Energy Water Materials Transport Waste Pollution Health & Well -being Management Land Use & Ecology





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Pass ≥ 30Good ≥ 45Very Good ≥ 55Excellent ≥ 70Outstanding ≥ 85

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BREEAM Gulf Environmental Section Weightings

Weighting %

BREEAM Section New builds, extensions and major refurbishments

Management 8

Health & Wellbeing 15

Energy 14

Transport 5

Water 30

Materials 9

Waste 5

Land Use & Ecology 7

Pollution 7

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BREEAM Gulf Mandatory CreditsCredit Number Credit Title Max Credits Available Mandatory Credits

Man 1 Commissioning 2 1

Man 4 Building User Guide 1 1

Hea 12 Microbial Contamination 15 1

Ene 1 Reduction of CO2 Emissions

1 1

Ene 2 Sub Metering of Substantial Energy Uses

3 1

Ene 5 Renewable & Low Emission Energy

2 1

Tra 5 Travel plan 1 1

Wat 1 Water Consumption 1 1

Wat 6 Irrigation Systems 1 1

Le 6 Long term impact on biodiversity

1 1

Pol 9 Refrigerant ODP 1 1

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BREEAM Gulf Rating Benchmarks

BREEAM Rating % Score

No Stars < 30

≥ 30

≥ 45

≥ 55

≥ 70

≥ 85

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BREEAM Gulf Technical Sections

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BREEAM is split into the following categories:

• Management• Health and Wellbeing• Energy• Transport• Water• Materials• Waste• Land use and Ecology• Pollution

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Examples of issues assessed under the Management section

• Man 1 Commissioning• Man 2 Considerate constructors• Man 3 Construction site impacts• Man 4 Building user guide• Man 11 Ease of maintenance• Man 12 Life cycle costing

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Examples of issues assessed under the Health & Wellbeing section

• Hea 1 Daylighting• Hea 2 View out• Hea 3 Glare control• Hea 4 High frequency lighting• Hea 5 Internal and external lighting levels• Hea 6 Lighting zones and controls• Hea 8 Indoor air quality• Hea 9 Volatile organic compounds• Hea 10 Thermal comfort• Hea 11 Thermal zoning• Hea 12 Microbial contamination• Hea 13 Acoustic performance• Hea 20 Ventilation rates• Hea 21 Smoking Ban• Hea 14 Office space (issue not assessed in the offices scheme)

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Examples of issues assessed under the Energy section

• Ene 1 Reduction of CO2 emissions • Ene 2 Sub-metering of substantial energy uses • Ene 3 Sub metering of high energy load and

tenancy areas • Ene 5 Low or zero carbon technologies• Ene 7 Cold storage • Ene 8 Lifts• Ene 9 Escalators & travelling walkways• Ene 15 Provision of energy efficient equipment• Ene 18 Drying space

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Examples of issues assessed under the Transport section

• Tra 1 Provision of public transport • Tra 2 Proximity to amenities • Tra 4 Pedestrian safety • Tra 5 Travel plan and remote conferencing• Tra 6 Maximum car parking capacity• Tra 7 Travel information point • Tra 8 Deliveries and manoeuvring• Tra 9 Home Office

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Examples of issues assessed under the Water section

• Wat 1 Water consumption • Wat 2 Water Meter • Wat 3 Major leak detection • Wat 4 Sanitary supply shut-off • Wat 5 Water recycling • Wat 6 Irrigation systems • Wat 7 Vehicle wash

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Examples of issues assessed under the Materials section

• Mat 1 Materials specification (major building elements) • Mat 3 Reuse of building façade • Mat 4 Reuse of building structure • Mat 5 Responsible sourcing of materials • Mat 7 Designing for robustness

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Examples of issues assessed under the Waste section

• Wst 1 Construction Site Waste Management • Wst 2 Recycled aggregates • Wst 3 Recyclable waste storage • Wst 4 Compactor / Baler • Wst 6 Floor finishes

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Examples of issues assessed under the Land Use and Ecology section

• LE 1 Reuse of land • LE 3 Ecological value of site AND Protection of ecological

features • LE 4 Impact on site ecology • LE 6 Long term impact on biodiversity • LE 9 Site appraisal

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Examples of issues assessed under the Pollution section

• Pol 1 Refrigerant GWP - Building services • Pol 2 Preventing refrigerant leaks • Pol 3 Refrigerant GWP - Cold storage • Pol 5 Sustainable urban drainage systems• Pol 6 Minimising watercourse pollution • Pol 7 Reduction of night time light pollution • Pol 8 Noise attenuation • Pol 9 Refrigerant ODP• Pol 10 Refrigerant ODP – Cold storage

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Local Legislation

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The use of local codes and standards

• BREEAM International promotes the use of local best practice codes and standards where such standards exist in a country or region

• The BREEAM Gulf scheme has incorporated the most relevant standards within the guidance for ease of use

• If design teams find equivalent or more onerous local standards, there is an option for these to be used with BRE Global’s guidance

– Ensure relevance and adequacy with the local context– Refers to standards design teams are already familiar with– Essential to set challenging but realistic benchmarks

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Setting the standard

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Market Pull

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Contact Details:

Tel: 0044 (0) 1923 664462

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