Hea 2 – Utblick
SE13-Hea2-01 – Total inside wall area
Total inside wall area relates to the inside area in m2 of the external wall on which the windows are located
Hea 3 – Bländningskontroll
SE13-Hea3-02 – Installation of glare control in fully fitted buildings
Where the property owner does not install the glare control, the requirement must be included in a tenancy lease agreement.
2015-12-08, corrected 2018-10-12
SE13-Hea3-01 – Occupant-controlled shading control
Semi-permeable drop-down blinds may fulfil the requirements of an occupant-controlled shading if it provides sufficient glare control. The project must demonstrate how the criteria have been fulfilled and the Assessor should award the credit as appropriate.
It is important that the shading does not shut out the daylight. Acceptable shading is for example blinds that can be angled and semi transparent curtains. A non-transparent curtain is not acceptable, unless it is designed so that it both enables the provision of daylight while still reducing the risk of glare.
Hea 5 – Ljusnivåer inom- och utomhus
SE13-Hea5-01 – Lighting levels for areas where computer screens are regularly used
Projects can specify 300 lux instead of what is prescribed in EN 12464:2011. This is as per CIBSE Lighting Guide 7, but can only be accepted if there is a possibility for the building user to increase the lighting level to 500 lux if needed, in accordance with standard EN 12464:2011. Workplace lighting (e.g. desk lamps) that enables building users to increase the lighting to 500 lux can be used to demonstrate compliance. A lease agreement obliging the tenants to provide such workplace lighting can be used to demonstrate compliance if workplace lighting is not within the scope of the project.
Hea 6 – Belysningszoner och brukarkontroll
SE13-Hea6-03 – Occupant control for workplaces
For workplaces the requirement of occupant control covers workplace lighting and not general lighting.
SE13-Hea6-02 – Automated lighting controls
Automated lighting controls, such as presence control and daylight control does not fulfil the criteria of user control.
SE13-Hea6-01 – Touch down working places
Offices with so called touch down working places / hot desks, i.e. desks where the employees or guests work temporarily are considered office spaces and the same criteria apply. For these areas a zoning of 40 m2 may apply.
Hea 9 – Flyktiga organiska föreningar VOC
SE13-Hea9-08 – Clarifications for fit-out projects
Only materials included in the fit-out project must comply with the criteria.
SE13-Hea9-07 – Furnishings
The scope of the VOC credits does not extend to furnishings, e.g. desks or shelving, it focuses on the key internal finishes and fittings integral to the building.
SE13-Hea9-06 – VOC standards in BREEAM International New Construction 2016
As new VOC standards are updated and adopted by the wider industry, new projects registered under older schemes can achieve compliance through both the latest standards as well as the ones listed in BREEAM International New Construction 2016 (and GN 22).
SE13-Hea9-05 – Calculation method for paints
Calculation method rather than Gas-chromatographic method is acceptable for the purpose of compliance with the European Regulation on Classification, Labeling and Packaging of Substances and Mixtures (CLP), or where in transition to CLP, the UK Chemicals (Hazard Information and Packaging for Supply) Regulations 2009, and the product complies with the Decorative Paint Directive 2004/42/CE. However, the manufacturing process i.e the paint/varnish formulation and raw material mixing, should be carried out in accordance with a ISO9001 (or equivalent) certified quality management procedure.
SE13-Hea9-04 – Decorative paints and varnishes
It should be noted where finishes are applied to the product within the factory, these would be assessed as part of the whole product rather than as decorative paints and varnishes. The product as a whole must meet the requirements, for example if a wood panel has a finish applied to it in the factory, the whole product, i.e. all elements that make up that product, including the finish, would need comply with the requirements set for wood panel products in the issue.
Paints specified for specialist applications, such as intumescent (fire protecting) paint, for example, should not be included in the assessment of decorative paints and varnishes as these fall outside the scope of the referenced standards.
SE13-Hea9-03 – Building with fewer product categories
If there are fewer than six product categories present in the project, all must meet the relevant standards in table 11. An innovation credit can also be awarded.
SE13-Hea9-02 – Alternative standards
It may be possible to use alternative standards, such as those listed in Guidance Note 22 BREEAM Recognised Schemes for VOC Emissions from Building Products. For any new standards a request should be send to SGBC.
SE13-Hea9-01 – Internal surfaces
The issue is concerned with internal surfaces and external surfaces are not included in the scope of this issue. Neither are surfaces that are not a part of the finish, i.e. such as wood panels located behind a plasterboard that are not directly exposing the indoor environment.
Hea 11 – Termisk zonindelning och brukarkontroll
SE13-Hea11-01 – Spaces excluded from assessment
With regards to Hea 11 Thermal Zoning, further clarification is provided for ‘Occupied Space’ in order to ascertain where the provision of user controls is required. The assessor should determine which category is appropriate for the spaces in the assessed building.
User controls which allow independent adjustment of heating/cooling systems within the building IS required in the following areas:
Owned spaces: small rooms for one or two people e.g. Cellular offices
Shared spaces: multi-occupied areas e.g. open-plan offices, workshops.
Temporarily owned spaces: where occupants expect to operate the heating controls while they are there e.g. meeting rooms, hotel bedrooms.
User controls which allow independent adjustment of heating/cooling systems within the building IS NOT required in the following areas:
Occasionally visited spaces: e.g. storerooms, bookstacks in libraries, aisles of warehouses, toilets.
Unowned spaces: where occupants expect the areas to be heated, but often do not expect to operate the controls. e.g. circulation areas.
Managed spaces: where someone is in charge of the heating, but individual users do not expect to control the heating.g. atria, concourses, entrance halls, restaurants, libraries, and shops.
Please note that zoning is required in all areas of the building as specified in the assessment criteria for this issue.
Hea 12 – Legionella
SE13-Hea12-01 – Failsafe humidification systems
Other systems then steam humidification may be used if the system is considered failsafe. A failsafe humidification system is one where failure of the system that sterilises the water vapour results in the entire humidification system initiating a shut down. This shut down therefore avoids any risk of building users being exposed to untreated and potentially contaminated water until the systems failure is corrected.
Hea 13 – Ljudmiljö
SE13-Hea13-01 – Acceptable level of education for a suitably qualified acoustician
If the acoustician has an education such as qualified engineer, where acoustics are one of the courses, the education level is acceptable. However it needs to be shown that acoustics was one of the courses.
Hea 15 – Radon
SE13-Hea15-03 – Mätning
För BREEAM SE 13 gäller kravnivån 50 Bq/m3. Observera att det är exklusive mätosäkerhet.
SE13-Hea15-02 – Certified person (Radonsakkunnig)
Eftersom RISE Certifiering och SRF, Svensk Radonförening, för närvarande håller på att se över krav och regler för certifiering av personer med kompetens inom radonområdet:
En utbildning på minst två dagar om radon i byggnader och bevis på godkänd tentamen i kombination med minst tre års bevisad arbetslivserfarenhet från området likställs för BREEAM SE 2013 med certifierad radonsakkunnig.
Since RISE and SRF, Svensk Radonförening, presently are reviewing the requirements for certification of radon specialists (radonsakkunniga) alternative training is approved: A training of at least two days on radon in buildings and evidence of passed examinations, as well as at least three years of relevant work experiance may be accepted.
SE13-Hea15-01 – No radon measurement performed
Where the post construction assessment is performed before the heating season, and no radon measurement has been performed, only one credit can be awarded. In order to achieve one credit, radon measurements must have been purchased, and the property owner must attest that once measurements have been performed, a certified person (radonsakkunnig) must propose remediation work which will be implemented.