(3 credits available)
To recognise and encourage the specification of energy efficient transport systems.
The following is required to demonstrate compliance:
One credit - Energy consumption
|1||Where lifts, escalators or moving walks (transport types) are specified:|
|1.a||An analysis of the transport demand and usage patterns for the building has been carried out to determine the optimum number and size of lifts, escalators or moving walks|
|1.b||The energy consumption has been estimated in accordance with ISO/DIS 25745 Energy performance of lifts, escalators and moving walks, Part 2: Energy calculation and classification for lifts (elevators) or Part 3: Energy calculation and classification for escalators and moving walks, for one of the following:|
|1.b.i||At least two types of system (for each transport type required); OR|
|1.b.ii||An arrangement of systems (e.g. for lifts, hydraulic, traction, machine room-less lift (MRL)); OR|
|1.b.iii||A system strategy which is 'fit for purpose'.|
|1.c||The use of regenerative drives should be considered, subject to the requirements in CN6|
|1.d||The transport system with the lowest energy consumption is specified.|
Two credits - Energy efficient features
|2||Criterion 1 is achieved.|
|3||For each lift, the following three energy efficient features are specified:|
|3.a||The lifts operate in a standby condition during off-peak periods. For example, the power side of the lift controller and other operating equipment such as lift car lighting, user displays and ventilation fans switch off when the lift has been idle for a prescribed length of time|
|3.b||The lift car lighting and display lighting provides an average lamp efficacy (across all fittings in the car) of >55 lamp lumens/circuit Watt|
|3.c||The lift uses a drive controller capable of variable speed, variable-voltage, and variable-frequency (VVVF) control of the drive motor.|
|4||Where the use of regenerative drives is demonstrated to save energy, they are specified.|
Escalators or moving walks
Each escalator or moving walk complies with at least one of the following:
|5||It is fitted with a load sensing device that synchronises motor output to passenger demand through a variable speed drive; OR|
|6||It is fitted with a passenger sensing device for automated operation (auto walk), so the escalator operates in standby mode when there is no passenger demand.|
Checklists and tables
|Shell and core (non-residential and residential institutions only)|
Applicable assessment criteria
Shell only: This issue is not applicable.
Shell and core: All criteria relevant to the building type and function apply.
Refer to Appendix D – Shell and core project assessments for a more detailed description of the shell and core assessment options.
|Residential - Partially fitted and fully fitted|
|Applicable assessment criteria - Single and multiple dwellings||Both options: All criteria relevant to the building type and function apply.
Refer to Appendix E – Applicability of BREEAM New Construction to single and multiple dwellings, partially and fully fitted for a more detailed description of residential assessment options.
|Scope of this issue||The criteria relating to lifts do not apply to lifting platforms, wheelchair platform stair-lifts or other similar facilities to aid persons with impaired mobility. However, any lifting device with a rated speed greater than 0.15m/s must be assessed, inclusive of goods, vehicle and passenger lifts. A demonstration of compliance with the BREEAM criteria relating to the excluded transport types would be considered best practice for an energy efficient system (despite not being required for the purpose of awarding the available credits).|
|Transport analysis||The transport analysis can be in the form of a written statement justifying the lift selection for the following conditions: where a single lift is provided in a low rise building for the purpose of providing disabled access only; or where a goods lift is selected based on the size of the goods it is intended to carry.|
|Building has no lifts, escalators or moving walks||This issue will not be assessed where a building contains no lifts, escalators or moving walks. Where only one of the transport systems is present, the two credits can be awarded where the one system is compliant with the relevant criteria.|
|A regenerative drive should only be considered where it produces an energy saving greater than the additional standby energy used to support the drives. Regenerative drives will typically be appropriate for lifts with high travel and high intensity use.|
|criteria||Interim design stage||Final post-construction stage|
|1||Professional report or study of transport analysis or calculations.||As design stage.|
|3 – 6||
The relevant section or clauses of the building specification or contract AND EITHER
Manufacturer's product details
A formal letter of commitment from the system's manufacturer or supplier
Where the regenerative drive unit is to be excluded as an energy efficient feature, written confirmation from the electricity utility supplier and the design team giving reasons for its exclusion.
Manufacturer's product details.
BREEAM Assessor’s site inspection report and photographic evidence or as-built drawings.
- Idle condition
- A condition when a lift is stationary at a floor following a run before the standby mode is entered (ISO 25745-1: 2012).
- Machine room-less lift (MRL)
- All equipment is contained in the lift well, not in a separate machine room.
- Standby condition - lifts
- A condition when a lift is stationary at a floor and may have reduced the power consumption to a lower level set for that particular lift (from ISO 25745-1: 2012). The period between when a lift was last used and when a standby condition is entered is defined in ISO 25745-1 as 5 minutes.
- Standby condition - escalators and moving walks
- A condition when the escalator or moving walk is stationary and powered on, and it can be started by authorised personnel.
ISO/DIS 25745 - Energy performance of lifts, escalators and moving walks
ISO/DIS 25745 consists of three parts, under the general title "Energy performance of lifts, escalators and moving walks":
- Part 1: Energy measurement and verification
- Part 2: Energy calculation and classification for lifts (elevators)
- Part 3: Energy calculation and classification for escalators and moving walks.
In Part 1, it has been estimated that approximately 5% of a building's total energy consumption can be attributed to the operation of lifts and a large proportion of this can be attributed to standby mode in many situations. ISO 25745 Parts 2 and 3 have been prepared in response to the rapidly increasing need to ensure and support the efficient and effective use of energy, providing:
- A method to estimate energy consumption on a daily and an annual basis for lifts, escalators and moving walks
- A method for energy classification of new, existing or modernised lifts, escalators and moving walks
- Guidelines for reducing energy consumption that can be used to support building environmental and energy classification systems.
BREEAM International New Construction 2016
Reference: SD233 – Issue: 2.0
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