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BREEAM UK Non-domestic New Construction 2018 manual

[edit] Issue 1.0

Issue 1.0 of BREEAM UK Non Domestic New Construction is expected to be released on 7/3/18.

[edit] Consultation Period


In September 2017, the DRAFT technical manual for the BREEAM UK Non-domestic New Construction 2018 manual was opened to comments.

The launch of the DRAFT scheme marks the end of a 12-month process of intense consultation and technical development. Over the last 12 months, the team have been working hard to deliver a DRAFT manual which we hope represents another step change in BREEAM, to continue to reflect best practice and drive the industry to innovate.

BREEAM have scrutinised every issue in the manual, asking questions like; ‘is this still relevant?’ ‘Does this still represent best practice?’ ‘Does the criteria deliver the intended outcome?', and many more. This enabled the development of proposals for what is thought needs to change.

From December 2016 to April 2017, BREEAM then went through a period of consultation to test these proposals, which included an online survey and a series of workshops with a wide range of stakeholder groups. The response from the industry was amazing, with almost 300 responses to the online survey.

All those comments were then tirelessly reviewed and considered by the team, which ultimately then fed into what is now the live DRAFT manual, ready for further comments.

The draft manual can be downloaded from here, where you will also find details on how to feedback.

This article was originally published here by BRE Buzz on 21 Sept 2017. It was written by Charlotte Hardy.

--BRE Buzz

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