The ‘Hazardous Materials’ credit rewards operational practices and actions that reduce the health risks to building occupants from the hazardous materials commonly found in older buildings, such as asbestos, lead and polychlorinated biphenyls. Although the use of these hazardous building materials has been phased out in Australia, they can still be found in many older buildings.
Points are awarded where a location assessment has been undertaken to identify hazardous materials should they be present. In addition, points are awarded where hazardous materials are removed as and when building refurbishment or demolition works occur.
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