(up to 2 credits available; building type dependent)
To encourage and reward projects that review the building's access to local services and where necessary enhance existing services, reducing the environmental, social and economic impacts resulting from multiple or extended building user journeys, including transport-related emissions and traffic congestion.
The following is required to demonstrate compliance:
One credit (except for multi-residential buildings where two credits are available)
|1||Where a building is located within close proximity of, and accessible to, local amenities which are likely to be frequently required and used by building occupants, as outlined in .Table 38|
Checklists and tables
|Criteria||Type 1||Type 2||Type 3||
Type 4 (up to two credits available)
|No. of BREEAM credits||1||1||1||1||2||1|
|No. of amenities||2||2||2||2||4||2|
|Appropriate food outlet||✔||✔||✔||✔||✔||✔|
|Access to cash||✔||✔||✔||✔||✔||✔|
|Access to an outdoor open space (public or private, provided suitably sized and accessible to building users)||✔||✔||✔|
|Access to a recreation or leisure facility for fitness or sports||✔||✔||✔||✔||✔||✔|
✔ - Amenity relevant to building type
Type 1: Offices, retail, industrial
Type 2: Preschools, schools and colleges
Type 3: University and higher education
Type 4: Multi-residential
Type 5: Hotels and other short stay accommodation
This issue is not applicable to prison buildings or developments.
|Applicable assessment criteria|
|Part 1: Fabric and structure||All assessment criteria are applicable.|
|Part 2: Core services||Not applicable.|
|Part 3: Local services||Not applicable.|
|Part 4: Interior design||All assessment criteria are applicable.|
|Collective amenities||One type of amenity may also exist within or as part of other types of amenities, e.g. a grocery store in a petrol station, cash point or pharmacy in a supermarket etc. It is not a requirement of this issue that each amenity is 'standalone'.|
|Amenities within assessed building or on site||An amenity within the building or on the same site as the refurbishment or fit-out project, e.g. where the assessed building is part of a campus, retail or business park or centre, complies with the assessment criteria.|
|Phased refurbishment projects||The guidance provided in BREEAM issue, concerning phased refurbishment projects, also applies to this issue.|
|Criteria||Interim design stage||Final post-construction stage|
One or more of the appropriate evidence types listed in 4.0 The BREEAM evidential requirements section can be used to demonstrate compliance with these criteria.
Where the amenities do not currently exist but are due to be developed, a letter from the client or developer confirming:
|As per interim design stage|
- Accessible amenities
- Amenities (as listed) that are within the required proximity (distance in metres) of the building and accessible via safe pedestrian routes, e.g. pavements or paths and safe crossing points or, where provided, dedicated pedestrian crossing points. The distance should not be measured in a straight line.
- Access to an outdoor open space (public or private, suitably sized and accessible to building users)
- A space that enables building users to take an appropriate break from internal building activities, for example, an office building would benefit from a space to sit outside and have lunch. These spaces will need to be suitably sized to ensure that the space supports a reasonable number of building users associated with the project and should not form a part of the public highway.
- Access to a recreation or leisure facility
- A facility that will allow building users to exercise and maintain a healthy lifestyle. This could include a local leisure centre, tennis courts, an on site gym or, for a school, a local playground.
- Appropriate food outlet
- A means of accessing a food supply that is affordable to the majority of the building's users, as well as being appropriate for their day-to-day needs. For example, a small office building would benefit from having a small shop selling sandwiches or snacks, a multi-residential building would benefit from having a restaurant in the local area.
BREEAM International Non-Domestic Refurbishment 2015
Reference: SD225 – Issue: 1.4
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