(2 credits available)
To ensure that the number and location of drinking water outlets meet the needs of asset users.
Are the number and location of drinking water outlets regularly reviewed?
|Credits||Answer||Select single answer|
|0||A||Question not answered|
|Criterion||Assessment criteria||Applicable answer|
|1||The number and location of drinking water outlets are reviewed at least annually and after significant alterations have been made to the asset, e.g. refurbishment work, or significant changes in the number of asset users.||C|
|2||Drinking water outlets must be: a) Appropriate in number and placement to serve all regular asset users (e.g. members of staff) as determined by the Assessor’s best judgement (a minimum of one per floor for occupied space). b) Free of charge. c) Accessible to all regular users, including to those with disabilities. d) In a hygienic location and condition. e) Capable of refilling water bottles||C|
|3||Compliant drinking water outlets include taps in kitchen areas, water coolers and water fountains. Taps in toilet areas are not compliant due to potential hygiene issues.||C|
The assessment criteria are only applicable to common areas and areas where hotel staff work. Guest bedrooms do not need to be assessed. Applicable areas include, but are not limited to:
- Lobby and reception areas
- Staff offices
- Dining areas
Assets with large numbers of visitors
Where an asset contains space that is used by large numbers of visitors (e.g. shopping centres and malls, etc.), compliant drinking water outlets must be provided for use by visitors, as well as for regular asset users. It is not necessary to provide separate outlets for visitors if compliant drinking water outlets provided for regular asset users can also be used by visitors.
|-||The evidence below is not exhaustive, please also refer to the ‘BREEAM evidential requirements’ section in the scope of the Guidance for appropriate evidence types which can be used to demonstrate compliance.|
|1||Documentation outlining review schedules, significant alterations to the asset or changes in numbers of users.|
|2||Documentation, e.g. building plans, showing the location of drinking water outlets, the number of asset users and occupied space.|
A room or space within the asset that is likely to be continuously occupied for 30 minutes or more per day by an asset use.
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