Tolkningar och förtydliganden för BREEAM-SE

Nedan finner ni godkända tolkningar och förtydliganden (Compliance notes) av bedömningskriterierna i BREEAM-SE 2017 och BREEAM-SE 2017. Dessa har blivit godkända av BRE och används som komplement till manualen. Då det gällande språket för manualen är engelska publiceras även tolkningar och förtydliganden på engelska, med enstaka undantag. Tolkningarna och förtydligandena gäller oavsett när byggnaden registrerades.

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Tolkningar och förtydliganden för BREEAM-SE 2017

Allmänna förtydliganden

2018-10-12
Clarification of project stage requirements
Within BREEAM-SE 2017, some criteria need to be fulfilled before a certain project stage, such as förstudie (Strategic definition & preparation and brief) and tidigt programhandlingsskede (Concept design stage) et cetera. If the criteria has been met at a later stage than stated in the technical manual, a technical query must be sent to SGBC for approval.

2018-06-18
International Compliance notes
Please observe that Compliance notes or FAQ’s published by BRE Global are intended for international projects, and are therefore not automatically relevant for BREEAM-SE. In order for them to be used in BREEAM-SE projects, this must be approved by SGBC. Please submit the request as a technical query.

2018-06-18
Equivalent standard use
When providing evidence of compliance, it is important for design teams to clearly refer to the version and/or year of the standard being complied with for an assessment.

Applying a more recent version of a standard compared to the version cited in the manual is admissible only when the assessor or design team verifies that the applied version of the standard is equivalent or more robust than that cited in the manual. Failing to demonstrate this will result in raising of a non-conformance within QA and will delay certification.

2018-04-17
Avvikelser mellan engelska manualen och översättningen
Vid avvikelser mellan den engelskspråkiga versionen av manualen och den svenska översättningen gäller den engelskspråkiga versionen.

2018-03-06
If a tool is updated, are assessors required to use the new tool or can they continue to use the tool downloaded when the assessment started?
The most up-to-date version of a tool should be downloaded from SGBCs Sharepoint page for licensed assessors and APs. If an updated tool is subsequently released, then it will not be necessary to use the updated tool instead of the version already being used. The assessor can choose to use the updated tool if they wish. However, if a tool is updated due to a significant error, the updated tool may have to be used. In such circumstances this will be communicated by SGBC.

2018-03-06
Can the BREEAM assessor, or the assessor company, have multiple roles in the project?
The assessor should preferable not be working within the design team. However, the assessor can be someone within the design team or work for the same company as the design team member(s) but the assessor must then identify and manage any potential conflicts of interest. If the assessor is a member of the company who are producing evidence to demonstrate compliance, there must be clear separation of the roles and the BREEAM assessor must not be personally responsible for producing such evidence.

An individual can not be both assessor and AP for the same project at the same time. If two employees at the same company combines their role as BREEAM assessor with one or more other roles within the project team (eg. energy assessor, suitably qualified ecologist or client representative) this information should be made clear to SGBC upon registration of the assessment. At QA, the assessor must submit a statement confirming the roles undertaken and how any potential conflicts of interest have been managed. In such circumstances the assessment and evidence submitted may be subject to closer scrutiny. Where SGBC nad/or BRE Global has unresolved concerns relating to potential conflicts of interest, additional measures may be imposed to verify the integrity of the submitted assessment.

2018-03-06
Can a restaurant be included in a certification for an office building?
The BREEAM-SE category Offices can be used to assess buildings that consist of office areas. A public restaurant, accessible to the community, is however not considered an associated function and must therefore be excluded from the assessment or assessed separately using the assessment category Retail. The same applies for restaurants in industrial buildings.

Note that, a restaurant within an office or industrial building, whose primary function is to serve the occupants of the building, but also has public access, could be included as an associated function. In such cases, we would expect it to be clear from the building layout that this is the case and that the restaurant have direct internal access from the assessed accommodation, in addition to any public entrance.

2018-03-06
Certifiering av enskilda våningsplan
BREEAM-SE kan användas för att certifiera enskilda våningsplan ”inklämda” mellan våningar som inte ingår i bedömningen. I dessa fall ska projektets namn tydligt redovisa vilka våningsplan certifieringen avser, t.ex. ”ProjektnamnX – våning 3 och 4”. En tydlig förklaring av vilka våningsplan som ingår i certifieringen ska även redovisas under sektionen ”Building details” i rapporten.

2018-03-06
Avgifter och rutiner vid byte av assessor
SGBC ska alltid kontaktas vid byte av assessor, vare sig bytet sker inom eller mellan assessororganisationer. Vänligen kontakta breeam@sgbc.se för mer information gällande avgifter och rutiner.

Ledning och styrning (Man)

Hälsa och välmående (Hea)

Hea 01 – Visuell komfort
2018-10-12
Workplace lighting
Zoning and control for workplace lighting may be included as a requirement in a lease agreement if workplace lighting is not within the scope of the project (see also CN 3.17).
Hea 05 – Ljudmiljö
2018-10-12 corrected 2018-10-19
Acoustic standard for residential buildings
For residential buildings, SS 25267:2015 can be used for compliance.

Energi (Ene)

Transport (Tra)

Tra 03a – Alternativa transportsätt
2018-06-18
Location of cycle storage
Cycle storage places located within the building are considered to be in a prominent site location, provided.
Tra 03b – Alternativa transportsätt
2018-06-18
Location of cycle storage
Cycle storage places located within the building are considered to be in a prominent site location, provided.

Vatten (Wat)

Material (Mat)

Mat 07 – Farliga ämnen
2018-06-18
Insulation of installations
All insulation products under R in BSAB shall be included for the credit regarding installation products.

Avfall (Wst)

Markanvändning och ekologi (LE)

Föroreningar (Pol)

Tolkningar och förtydliganden för BREEAM-SE 2013

Allmänna förtydliganden

2018-10-12
Ombyggnadsprojekt i BREEAM-SE 2013
Samtliga ombyggnadsprojekt som är registrerade som BREEAM-SE 2013, måste använda BREEAM-SE 2013 2.0 på grund av felaktigheter i version 1.0. Registrerade nybyggnadsprojekt rekommenderas att använda version 2.0.

2018-10-12
Multiple units within a single envelope
A development of multiple similar buildings, each comprising multiple similar units could follow the Similar Buildings approach in Guidance note 10, posted on the Sharepoint site for assessors and AP’s. A single BREEAM certificate would in that case be issued for the entire building.

2018-10-12
Case study
As stated in the technical manual, BREEAM-SE ‘Outstanding’ rated projects must provide a case study of the building, using the template provided on SGBC’s SharePoint page for licensed assessors, as part of the evidence for the BREEAM-SE assessor’s Final Certification Report (at Post Construction). The case study must be provided in Swedish and the case study will be published on SGBC’s website. If the assessor would like the case study to be published on BRE’s website as well, the assessor should also include an English copy of the case study.

2018-10-12
Fully fitted with partially-fitted functions
Where the majority of a development is fully-fitted but includes supporting functions which are partially-fitted, a degree of flexibility is allowed for the inclusion of partially-fitted areas where they form a minor but integral element of the development.e.g. A fully-fitted transport hub including a small number of partially-fitted retail units. In the above example, the retail units are intrinsic to the principal function and do not, in themselves, constitute a separate retail destination. Compliance for these units are determined by the relevant partially-fitted criteria only, but these are included in the overall, fully-fitted certification. In order to be able to include such areas, the assessor should send in a technical query to SGBC.

2018-06-18
International Compliance notes
Please observe that Compliance notes or FAQ’s published by BRE Global are intended for international projects, and are therefore not automatically relevant for BREEAM-SE. In order for them to be used in BREEAM-SE projects, this must be approved by SGBC. Please submit the request as a technical query.

2018-06-18
Equivalent standard use
When providing evidence of compliance, it is important for design teams to clearly refer to the version and/or year of the standard being complied with for an assessment.

Applying a more recent version of a standard compared to the version cited in the manual is admissible only when the assessor or design team verifies that the applied version of the standard is equivalent or more robust than that cited in the manual. Failing to demonstrate this will result in raising of a non-conformance within QA and will delay certification.

2018-06-14
AP
AP, previously referred to as Accredited Professional, has now changed name to Advisory Professional.

2018-04-17
Avvikelser mellan engelska manualen och översättningen
Vid avvikelser mellan den engelskspråkiga versionen av manualen och den svenska översättningen gäller den engelskspråkiga versionen.

2017-11-08
If a tool is updated, are assessors required to use the new tool or can they continue to use the tool downloaded when the assessment started
The most up-to-date version of a tool or report template should be downloaded from SGBCs Sharepoint page or SGBC’s web page when a new assessment is started. Tools not listed by SGBC can be downloaded from the BREEAM Assessors Extranet.

If an updated tool or template is subsequently released, then it will not be necessary to use the updated tool/template instead of the version already being used. The Assessor can choose to use the updated tool if they wish. However, if a tool/template is updated due to a significant error, the updated tool/template may have to be used. In such circumstances this will be communicated by SGBC.

2017-11-08
Can the BREEAM assessor, or the assessor company, have multiple roles in the project?
The assessor should preferable not be working within the design team. However, the assessor can be someone within the design team or work for the same company as the design team member(s) but the assessor must then identify and manage any potential conflicts of interest. If the assessor is a member of the company who are producing evidence to demonstrate compliance, there must be clear separation of the roles and the BREEAM assessor must not be personally responsible for producing such evidence.

An individual can not be both Assessor and AP for the same project at the same time. If two employees at the same company combines their role as BREEAM assessor with one or more other roles within the project team (eg. energy assessor, suitably qualified ecologist or client representative) this information should be made clear to SGBC upon registration of the assessment. At QA stage the assessor must submit a statement confirming the roles undertaken and how any potential conflicts of interest have been managed. In such circumstances the assessment and evidence submitted may be subject to closer scrutiny. Where BRE Global has unresolved concerns relating to potential conflicts of interest, additional measures may be imposed to verify the integrity of the submitted assessment.

2017-11-08
Can a restaurant be included in a certification for an office building?
The BREEAM-SE category Offices can be used to assess buildings that consist of office areas and the associated functions/areas listed in chapter ‘2.3.1 Offices’ (page 20). Note that staff restaurants and/or kitchen facilities are listed as associated functions. A public restaurant, accessible to the community, is however not considered an associated function and must therefore be excluded from the assessment or assessed separately using the assessment category Retail. The same applies for restaurants in industrial buildings.

Note that, a restaurant within an office or industrial building, whose primary function is to serve the occupants of the building, but also has public access, could be included as an associated function. In such cases, we would expect it to be clear from the building layout that this is the case and that the restaurant have direct internal access from the assessed accommodation, in addition to any public entrance.

2017-04-26
Certifiering av enskilda våningsplan
BREEAM-SE kan användas för att certifiera enskilda våningsplan ”inklämda” mellan våningar som inte ingår i bedömningen. I dessa fall ska projektets namn tydligt redovisa vilka våningsplan certifieringen avser, t.ex. ”ProjektnamnX – våning 3 och 4”. En tydlig förklaring av vilka våningsplan som ingår i certifieringen ska även redovisas under sektionen ”Building details” i rapporten.

2017-04-26
Förkunskapskrav BREEAM-SE AP
För att erhålla en licens som BREEAM-SE AP krävs att du uppfyller följande förkunskapskrav:

  • Relevant akademisk examen som inkluderar hållbart byggande.
  • Minst 3 års yrkeserfarenhet efter examen i en roll inom hållbart byggande. Yrkeserfarenhet inkluderar projektledning vad gäller miljörelaterade frågor i byggprojekt.
  • Kunskap om miljödesign och förståelse för hur kompetenser påverkar det slutgiltiga resultatet i en BREEAM- certifiering samt kunskap om livscykelanalys och kostnadsanalys.
  • Arbetslivserfarenhet kan kompensera för avsaknad av utbildning.

Observera att förkunskapskraven är uppdaterade och inte överensstämmer fullt ut med manualen för BREEAM-SE. Du har möjlighet att få ett förhandsutlåtande om dina förkunskaper är godkända för att erhålla licens. Skicka ditt CV till  om du önskar ett sådant förhandsutlåtande.

2017-02-02
Is both Design and Post-Construction stage evidence required at PCR or for a PCA?
For the purposes of robustness and completeness, both DS and PCS evidence is required to pass a PCA. However, it is possible to provide only PCS evidence where it is clear that this supersedes the DS evidence and renders it unnecessary.

2016-12-05
Avgifter och rutiner vid byte av assessor
SGBC ska alltid kontaktas vid byte av assessor, vare sig bytet sker inom eller mellan assessororganisationer. Vänligen kontakta för mer information gällande avgifter och rutiner.

2016-12-05
Hur registrerar jag ett projekt för certifiering i BREEAM-SE?
Registreringen görs i vårt onlinesystem Building Green Online, som du kommer åt när du är inloggad på vår hemsida.

Klicka här för att komma till Building Green Online

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2016-12-20
Måste jag redovisa exakt den bevisning som anges i redovisningskraven, eller kan jag använda andra typer av bevis?
Tabellen med redovisningskrav listar den information som assessorn normalt behöver samla in för att kunna bedöma överensstämmelse mot kraven i en BREEAM-indikator. Annan bevisning kan dock användas för att visa att kravet efterlevs.

Nyckeln för att visa överensstämmelse med BREEAMs krav är att assessorn har använt, och refererat till, en granskningsbar beviskedja, oavsett typ av bevis.

Observera att SGBC inte kan råda assessorer huruvida ett visst bevis visar överensstämmelse, eftersom detta är assessorns ansvar.

2016-12-20
Definition av golvytor
Net lettable floor area motsvaras av Lokalarea (LOA).

Gross floor area motsvaras av Bruttoarea (BTA).

Ledning och styrning (Man)

Man 1 – Idrifttagning av byggnaden

2016-06-15
AMA versions
The latest versions of AMA can be used for compliance with Man 1. Note: ‘AMA’ refers to the commissioning standards that are referenced in the issue.

2016-12-20
Commissioning manager and the specialist commissioning manager
The commissioning manager and the specialist commissioning manager can be the same person.

Man 2 – Entreprenörens riktlinjer för miljö och socialt ansvar

2018-01-30
Main contractor
The term ”main contractor” used in BREEAM-SE refers to the party that is responsible for the construction site activities. The “main contractor” is appointed by the client to control the construction phase of any project involving more than one contractor. If the client does not appoint a “main contractor”, then the client shall be considered to be the “main contractor” (in addition to being the client) for the purposes of the BREEAM assessment.

Man 3 – Byggarbetsplatsens påverkan

2016-12-20
Evidence for re-used timber
The contractor will need to provide a letter confirming the amount of timber that has been re-used.

2017-11-08
National Environmental Management Systems for small and medium enterprises (SE 2013)
BF9K, established by Stockholms Byggmästareförening, is accepted as a national Environemental Management System for small and medium enterprises.

2018-01-30
Main contractor
The term ”main contractor” used in BREEAM-SE refers to the party that is responsible for the construction site activities. The “main contractor” is appointed by the client to control the construction phase of any project involving more than one contractor. If the client does not appoint a “main contractor”, then the client shall be considered to be the “main contractor” (in addition to being the client) for the purposes of the BREEAM assessment.

2018-06-18
Reused form work
If the form work at the construction site is reused, it fulfills the criteria h in Checklist A3. The project must demonstrate that the form work is reused.

Man 4 – Brukarvägledning

2018-10-12
Building Product Declarations
There is a discrepancy between the Swedish and English version of BREEAM-SE 2013. The criteria and the evidence requirements should be:
Second credit:
3. Building Product Declarations are acquired and collected in a logbook that is attached to the Operations & Maintenance Instructions. It should include at least 70% of the used building products, included in the prioritised building product types defined in Mat 8 table A.
4. The logbook should also include quantity and approximate location for the applicable building product in accordance with criteria 3.

The evidence requirements for the second credit should be:
Design Stage:
A copy of relevant specification that confirms:
• A logbook will be developed and used
• Scope of the content of the logbook
OR
• A formal letter from the client/developer confirming above
OR
• A print out from the preliminary logbook at time of design stage report. The print out should confirm that the scope and content is in line with the requirements.
Post Construction stage:
• A print out of the completed logbook
• Evidence that confirms that the products listed in the logbook are the same that has been used on the project. Acceptable evidence includes photos from Assessors site visits and/or purchace reciepts. Photos from the project can also be accepted if the Assessor can confirm that they are from the project and that the building products can be identified.
All building products must not be confirmed but a relevant sample.

2018-10-12
Definition of logbook
The logbook should be digital and include a table of contents for the building product declarations and specification of quantity and approximate location for each building product. The commercial logbook services BASTA, Byggvarubedömningen, Sunda Hus and VGV are accepted.

2015-12-08
Building product declarations
Building product declarations necessary for the second credit should be collected for 70 % of the total number of products.

2015-12-08
Schedule of evidence required Post-Construction
Photographic evidence in Post-Construction should constitute a sample of the built-in products from the Operation Manual.

Man 12 – Analys av livscykelkostnader, LCC

2016-06-15
Clarification of stages
Concept design/design development corresponds approximately to: Programhandlingsskedet/ Systemhandlingsskedet.Design development/technical design corresponds approximately to: Systemhandlingsskedet/ Bygghandlingsskedet.

Man 14 – Ackrediterad Professionell (AP) för BREEAM-SE

2016-06-15
Clarification of stages
Design brief correspond approximately to: Programhandlingsskedet.

Hälsa och innemiljö (Hea)

Hea 2 – Utblick

2016-12-20
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

2018-10-12
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
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 6 – Belysningszoner och brukarkontroll

2017-02-01
Automated lighting controls
Automated lighting controls, such as presence control and daylight control does not fulfil the criteria of user control.

2017-02-01
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

2018-06-18
Clarifications for fit-out projects
Only materials included in the fit-out project must comply with the criteria.

2018-01-18
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.

2016-12-20
VOC standards in BREEAM International New Construction 2017
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 2017 (and GN 22).

2016-12-20
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.

2016-06-07
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.

2015-12-08
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.

2015-12-08
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.

2016-06-15
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

2016-12-20
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

2016-12-20
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 15 – Radon

2017-11-08
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.

Energi (Ene)

Ene 1 – Energianvändning

2018-10-12
Current Standards Building Energy Performance
Current Standards Building Energy Performance Index (CSBEPI) is in BFS 2017:5, BBR 25 the same as ”Byggnadens primärenergital”.

2017-02-01
Part new-build and part refurbishment assessments
In order to calculate the number of credits the assessor must area-weight the number of credits achieved by floor area for the new build and refurbished parts of the building. When the number of credits has been calculated for the combined new-build and refurbished areas, the assessor must then round down to the nearest whole credit.

2016-03-29
Valid version of the building regulations
The valid version of the building regulations refers to the version of BBR that applies for the planning permission (bygglov).

Ene 2 – Separat mätning av system med betydande energianvändning

2018-10-12
Other major energy-consuming items
Where the total consumption of any single end-use category (or a combination of end-use categories added together) is estimated to account for less than 10% of the annual energy consumption for a given fuel type, it is not necessary for this end-use to be sub-metered. In this instance, the design team should demonstrate that the respective end-uses are expected to account for less than 10% of the annual energy consumption for the fuel type. Where a given end-use will clearly account for less than 10% of the total annual energy consumption for the fuel type in question, a simple hand calculation or use of benchmark data to demonstrate this is acceptable.

2017-11-08
Submetering of fans
The requirement to submeter fans includes metering of pumps supplying the fans, and other pumps (which may be misinterpreted in the Swedish version of the manual) do not necessarily need to be submetered.

Ene 3 – Separat energimätning av hyresgäster eller betydande energianvändare

2017-09-04
Acceptable alternative strategies to sub-metering by floor plate
The intent of sub-metering by floor plate is to allow large homogenous function (such as office space) to be split up into smaller areas that will allow building management to monitor, identify and influence areas of high energy use. Where an alternative sub-metering strategy is proposed which is not based on a by-floor-plate basis, this would be acceptable provided that:

  • it provides an equivalent, or more useful level of detail than sub-metering by floor plate.
  • it divides the assessment in a logical manner which provides useful information to building management re: energy use.
  • the approach does not conflict with requirements for sub-metering other functional areas.

2017-11-08
Energy supply
Heating and cooling supply need to be submetered, either by floor plate, by tenancy area or by department as appropriate, regardless of the energy source used.

Ene 4 – Utomhusbelysning

2017-02-01
Emergency lighting
Maintained systems featuring light fittings which are also used for normal operation are assessed for this issue. Non-maintained lighting which only activates in an emergency can be excluded from the assessment.

Ene 5 – Energiförsörjning med låga koldioxidutsläpp

2018-10-12
District heating with environmental labels
CO2 emissions for a local district heating with an environmental label may only be used if the entire district heating supplying the building has an environmental label.

2017-02-02, corrected 2017-11-08, 2018-06-18
Energy delivered
For 1-3 credits (including the two first exemplary credits), specific energy consumption according to the definition of BBR should be used (i.e. equivalent to the definition of BEPI in Ene 1).

For the third exemplary credit all energy to the building should be included, i.e. specific energy consumption and operational energy according to the definitions in BBR. For the operational energy the occupant data from SVEBY may be used if available for the building type.

2016-06-15
Clarification of stages
Concept design stage corresponds approximately to: Programhandlingsskedet.

2016-06-15
Nordic electricity mix
Nordic electricity mix equals Nordic Residual mix. The statistics are found on the web page of the Swedish Energy Markets Inspectorate (Energimarknadsinspektionen, Ei): https://www.ei.se/

2016-06-15
Calculation of CO2 emissions for district heating
When using the Excel sheet on the Swedish district heating associations (SDHA) homepage (on Environmental Assessment of District heating, i.e. Miljövärdering av fjärrvärme), the mean value from the last three years must be calculated manually. Emissions from transports should not be included. If the statistics are not complete, the energy supplier must provide these statistics based on the same calculation method as used by the Swedish district heating associations. No other values than these may be used.

2016-08-26
A local LZC energy technology specified
Installation of the selected LZC technology is a requirement for the first credit.

Ene 7 – Kylförvaring

2017-02-02
Products not on ECA Energy Technology Product List
Where products are not on the ETPL but the product manufacturer is still able to demonstrate that they would meet the eligibility criteria, this is acceptable.

Provided it can be demonstrated in a robust and credible manner that the product meets the standards required by the ECA criteria, then the assessor can award the credit. The design team/manufacturer must demonstrate comparability for the purpose of achieving the credit.
The ECA ETPL eligibility criteria for different refrigeration products can be found here: https://etl.decc.gov.uk/etl/site/etl/browse-etl/refrigeration.html

2017-02-02
Types of cold storage
In general this issue is applicable only in instances where commercial/industrial sized refrigeration and storage systems are specified, for example,

• Storage and refrigeration of food in supermarkets.
• Cold storage facilities in industrial, laboratory, healthcare and other buildings.
Therefore if cold storage facilities are integrated into the building fabric (e.g. walk in cold storage) or building services systems then these facilities are likely to fall within the scope of Ene 7.
There is no threshold in terms of size or refrigerant charge to determine if equipment should be assessed using Ene 7. The extent of cold storage facilities for each project can vary considerably so BREEAM Assessors will need to consider the aim of the issue and the applicability of the criteria to the cold storage facilities specified based on the design team’s recommendations to determine whether the equipment should be assessed.

Ene 8 – Hissar

2017-02-02
Performing the analysis of transport demand
BREEAM recognises that lift manufacturers / suppliers are often engaged to provide such specialist advice. Where the assessor is satisfied that the analysis has been carried out correctly, the analysis can be submitted as compliant evidence.

2017-02-02
Transportation analysis in small buildings
In small buildings with one lift in a low rise building, the transport analysis can be in the form of a written statement justifying the lift selection. Where counterbalancing ratio is relevant, this must also be addressed.

2018-02-05
Platform and disabled lifts
If it is a simple platform/wheelchair lift or an electronic ramp, then it can be excluded from the assessment. If the lift forms an integral part of the building i.e. there is a lift shaft, then it must be assessed.

Transport (Tra)

Tra 1 – Tillgång till kollektivtrafik

2017-02-02
Safe pedestrian route
Safe pedestrian routes include pavements and safe crossing points or, where provided, dedicated pedestrian crossing points, such as pelican or zebra crossings. A safe crossing point could also be a tactile crossing that drops to the level of the road, which could be used by wheelchair users. An element of assessor judgement is required and if in doubt, their justification of safe crossing points should be provided.For measuring the distance, for example, you could measure a safe pedestrian route along a pavement, across a road at a safe point and along the pavement on the other side. The distance should not be measured diagonally across a road along the most direct route, which would be as the crow flies.The purpose of requiring ‘safe pedestrian access’ is to ensure that there are suitable pavements and that distances are not measured using the shortest route, regardless of safety issues. If a pedestrian crossing or crossing island is available to assist crossing busy road, the route and distance should account for this.

Tra 2 – Närhet till service- och tjänsteutbud

2017-11-08
Safe pedestrian route
Safe pedestrian routes include pavements and safe crossing points or, where provided, dedicated pedestrian crossing points, such as pelican or zebra crossings. A safe crossing point could also be a tactile crossing that drops to the level of the road, which could be used by wheelchair users. An element of assessor judgement is required and if in doubt, their justification of safe crossing points should be provided.For measuring the distance, for example, you could measure a safe pedestrian route along a pavement, across a road at a safe point and along the pavement on the other side. The distance should not be measured diagonally across a road along the most direct route, which would be as the crow flies.The purpose of requiring ‘safe pedestrian access’ is to ensure that there are suitable pavements and that distances are not measured using the shortest route, regardless of safety issues. If a pedestrian crossing or crossing island is available to assist crossing busy road, the route and distance should account for this.

Tra 3 – Alternativa transportsätt

2015-12-08
Compliant cycle storage space
Since CCTV surveillance may be in conflict with Swedish legislation exceptions can be made if the area is locked and that in order to access the space a personal card is required for staff only, even though fixtures to lock bikes are not present. Please note that there also is a need for a cycle storage accessible for visitors of the building in order to achieve the credit.

2016-11-09
City Centre locations
The definition of city centre is the central and/or inner urban boundary of a city with a population of ≥250,000. If a building is located in an area not considered a city centre, but with good provision of public transport (i.e. shows compliance with all available credits on Tra 1) the location could also be considered a city centre location.

2018-06-18
Location of cycle storage
Cycle storage places located within the building are considered to be in a prominent site location, provided that there is prominent signage or that the location is otherwise well advertised to building users.

Tra 8 – Varuleveranser och fordonsmanövrering

2016-03-14
Operating hours
The requirements of this issue must be met, regardless of deliveries not being performed during operating hours.

Vatten (Wat)

Wat 3 – Detektering av stora vattenläckage

2016-03-14
Audible alarm system

It is not necessary for an audible alarm system to sound in an entire building. Solutions such as phone message systems audible for the person responsible for addressing leak issues comply.

Wat 8 – Bärkraftig lokal hantering av spillvatten

2016-06-15
Clarification of stages
Concept design stage corresponds approximately to: Programhandlingsskedet.

Material (Mat)

Mat 1 – Material utifrån livscykelperspektiv
2016-02-22, edited 2018-06-18
Compliant LCA tools
The following tools have been approved as Nationally recognised LCA tools:

All of the tools with verified scores within the Mat 01 Calculator used for BREEAM-SE 2017 meets the requirements of nationally recognized LCA tools in BREEAM-SE 2013.

Mat 2 – Hårdgjorda ytor och gränsskydd utomhus

2016-02-22
Compliant LCA tools
The following tools have been approved as Nationally recognised LCA tools:

Mat 5 – Materialval utifrån ansvarsfull tillverkning och utvinning

2016-06-22
In situ concrete
The note regarding new in situ concrete in table 21 is only applicable where cement and aggregate, or dry mix concrete are mixed on site. Concrete previously certified as pre-cast concrete products or wet ready mix concrete, produced at a plant is not affected by the note. Table 22 confirms the requirements for previously certified pre-cast concrete products or wet ready mix concrete.

2018-10-12
Clarification Shell and Core
Shell only options 1 (tenancy lease agreement) or 3 (developer/tenant collaboration) can be used to show compliance.

Mat 7 – Robust konstruktion

2018-10-12
Clarification Shell and Core
Shell only options 1 (tenancy lease agreement) or 3 (developer/tenant collaboration) can be used to show compliance.

Mat 8 – Utfasning av farliga ämnen

2018-10-12
Clarification Shell and Core
Shell only options 1 (tenancy lease agreement) or 3 (developer/tenant collaboration) can be used to show compliance.

2018-06-18
Clarifications for fit-out projects
Materials included in the fit-out projects must comply with the assessment criteria. The existing building must comply with the criteria under Compliance notes, Refurbishment.

2016-06-07
Schedule of evidence required Design Stage
Copy of the evaluation system output as evidence in Design Stage does not necessarily have be complete, but rather show the current state at the time of the report.

2016-03-14
Deviations

The number of items in the departure list should be keep to a minimum. It is up to the assessor to determine which amount of exceptions that is reasonable. The departure list should be as thorough a possible as it concerns hazardous substances. Preferably the departure list (Avvikelselista) should cover information about; what product it is, quantity and location of the product, information about what hazardous substances it contains and preferably also the amount of hazardous substances. There should also be an explanation which clarifies why there in no alternative product, free from hazardous substances, which can be used.

Avfall (Wst)

Wst 1 – Avfallshantering på byggarbetsplatsen

2017-11-08
Criteria Exemplary Credit
For criteria 2, Exemplary credit, the potential waste groups need to be identified, i.e. the different types of waste need to be classified. For criteria 4, Exemplary credit, the number of waste groups stated in this requirement needs to be proven to have been diverted from landfill, not just identified as separate waste groups.

2018-01-30
Main contractor
The term ”main contractor” used in BREEAM-SE refers to the party that is responsible for the construction site activities. The “main contractor” is appointed by the client to control the construction phase of any project involving more than one contractor. If the client does not appoint a “main contractor”, then the client shall be considered to be the “main contractor” (in addition to being the client) for the purposes of the BREEAM assessment.

Wst 2 – Återvunnet fyllnadsmaterial

2016-06-22
Limitations in national building regulations
National building regulations (i.e. SS 137003 or equivalent) may limit the use of recycled aggregates. Where national building regulations limit the use of recycled aggregates in concrete, this typically applies to bound aggregate uses. These parts can be excluded from the requirement of 25% of recycled secondary aggregates. It is up to the Design team to show that these national building requirements are applicable.

For example SS 137003 controls the maximum level of recycled aggregates in concrete depending on different exposure classes, such as XC1 and XC4. If a project has 1000 m3 of aggregates, 100 m3 are aggregates in the concrete and the exposure class limits the use of recycled aggregates in concrete to 10 %, the required level of recycled aggregates for Wst 2 is (900*0,25)+(100*0,1)=235 m3.

Wst 3 – Utrymme för återvinningsbart avfall

2018-10-12
Clarification Shell and Core
Shell only options 1 (tenancy lease agreement) or 3 (developer/tenant collaboration) can be used to show compliance. See also compliance note: Industrial building with an unknown end occupier.

Wst 5 – Kompostering och rötning

2016-03-03
Food preparation and/or servery/dining area
Pantries are not considered a servery/dining area.

Mark och ekologi (LE)

Le 3 – Platsens ekologiska värden
2018-02-07
Construction zone
Existing features of ecological value on the construction zone (see Relevant definitions) need to be protected. This includes areas on the site and near the site, affected by the development. Even features of ecological value outside the site must be protected, even if the client/property owner does not own this area, including areas used for temporary site storage and buildings on and outside the site.
Le 4 – Påverkan på ekologiska värden
2017-11-08
Construction zone
Areas outside the property, i.e near the site or affected by the development are not included within this issue.
Le 6 – Långsiktig påverkan på biologisk mångfald
2018-10-12
Site cleared prior to the SQE visit
Credits can be awarded provided that;
1. The SQE confirms that removal of any feature, e.g. a tree, has not contravened any relevant legislation regarding protection and enhancement of ecology;2. Credits for “additional criteria” cannot be awarded if protection of the feature would have been part of the SQE’s recommendations.3. The evidence of the situation prior site clearance must be unambiguous, e.g. an ecologist’s report from before the site clearance.

Föroreningar (Pol)

Pol 1 – Köldmediers klimatpåverkan, installationssystem

2016-12-20, edited 2018-06-18
District cooling
The requirements within Pol 1 also apply for properties connected to district cooling plants. Which means the requirements apply to the district cooling plant and the refrigerants used there.

Pol 2 – Förebyggande av köldmedialäckage

2016-12-20, edited 2018-06-18
District cooling
The requirements within Pol 2 also apply for properties connected to district cooling plants. Which means the requirements apply to the district cooling plant and the refrigerants and Equipment used there.

Pol 5 – Översvämningsrisk

2017-11-09
Relevant flooding resources
All relevant flooding resources (see Sources of flooding, i.e. sea, fluvial, surface water, groundwater, sewers) must be included even if they are not included in MSBs flooding maps.

2016-03-03
No available flood maps
If no local authority has developed a flood map or may confirm a flood risk assessment, a suitably qualified consultant can perform the assessment.

Competence requirements for the qualified consultant are listed under Additional information: Appropriate Consultant.

The flood risk assessment must meet all the criteria in Pol 5 and include all flood sources listed under Compliance notes and be based on historical and geological data.

Confirmation would be required from the relevant local authority that flood maps/flood risk assessments are not available for the site.

Pol 7 – Begränsning av ljusföroreningar nattetid

2018-10-12
Clarification Shell and Core
Shell only options 1 (tenancy lease agreement) or 3 (developer/tenant collaboration) can be used to show compliance.

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