Provide triple bottom line economic rationale for the project and support continuous improvement practices for this and future projects.
STRUCTURE + COMMUNITY REQUIREMENTS (2 POINTS)
Implement the following practices in addition to those included in Requirement 2: Integrative Design, Development + Community Stakeholder Involvement.
PA Action 1.1 Business Case: (2 points)
During the pre-design phase, develop a Fundamental Business Case for the project for energy-related systems, water-related systems, workplace productivity and public relations + community benefits. Update the Business Case throughout the design and after occupancy based on actual building performance.
PA Action 1.2 Comprehensive Business Case: (4 points)
During the pre-design phase, develop a Comprehensive Business Case for the project covering the triple bottom line of economics, environment and equity. Update the Comprehensive Business Case throughout the Design Phases and after occupancy based on actual building performance.
- Envision Business Case Evaluator (example tool)
- An Introduction to Cost Benefit Analysis, San José State University
- The Relationship between Private Profitability and Net Social Benefit, San Jose’ State University
PA Action 1.3 Health Impact Assessment (HIA): (3-6 points)
During the pre-design phase develop a HIA appropriate to the project scope. HIAs may not be appropriate for building projects depending on the sphere of influence. The HIA should address the triple bottom line of economics, environment and equity. Update the HIA throughout the design phases and after occupancy based on actual project performance.
- Health Impact Assessment, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- Human Health Risk Assessment, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Local + Regional Economic and Socio-Economic Equity Study
PA Action 1.4 Post-Development Evaluation + Reporting: (6 points)
Perform a post-occupancy evaluation covering: image, comfort, serviceability, operational management, physical systems (lighting, heating, ventilation + acoustics), environmental systems (energy, water + CO2), resiliency (adaptability, durability, system diversity + redundancy).
- Post-Occupancy Evaluation Slide Deck, University of Westminster
- Guide to Post-Occupancy Evaluation, Higher Education Funding Council for England
Report post-occupancy performance data to include: environmental systems (energy, water + CO2), resiliency (adaptability, durability, system diversity + redundancy) and one or more of the following: comfort, serviceability, operational management, physical systems. Make data available to the public.
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