BREEAM Waste 5 Credit “Adaptation to Climate Change – Structural and Fabric Resilience”
TWC Consulting continues to push the BREEAM Waste 5 credit “Adaptation to Climate Change” for all its newly appointed BREEAM Assessments.
The aim of these credits are to recognise and encourage measures taken to mitigate the impact of extreme weather conditions arising from climate change over the lifespan of the building.
The criteria for the credit is as follows;
1. Conduct a climate change adaptation strategy appraisal for structural and fabric resilience of the building by the end of Concept Design (RIBA Stage 2):
2. Carry out a systematic (structural and fabric resilience specific) risk assessment to identify and evaluate the impact on the building over its projected life cycle from expected extreme weather conditions that arise from climate change, and where feasible mitigate against these impacts.
- Hazard identification
- Hazard assessment
- Risk estimation
- Risk evaluation
- Risk management
TWC Consulting considers this credit to be a priority for its clients due to the value it offers the design team. By focusing on important issues such as a development’s ability to seek and mitigate the potential effects of climate change it is right at the heart of BREEAM and the ethos of sustainable building design.
More details on BREEAM Assessment are listed at our BREEAM page, which can be accessed from the drop down services tab above.
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