(4 credits available)
To reduce water consumption by encouraging specification of water efficient taps.
Are the hand wash basin and kitchen taps low water use?
|Credits||Answer||Select all that apply|
|0||A||Question not answered|
|2||C||Yes, all hand washing basin and kitchen taps in communal areas are low water use|
|2||D||Yes, all hand washing basin and kitchen taps within homes are low water use|
|Criterion||Assessment criteria||Applicable answer|
Where there are no hand wash basins or kitchen taps in communal areas that answer option can be filtered out of the assessment.
|2||Hand washing basin taps must have a maximum flow rate that is less than 5 Litres per minute.||C,D|
|3||Kitchen sink taps must have a maximum flow rate that is less than 6Litres per minute.||C,D|
An adequate proportion of wash basins and kitchen taps within the asset need to be checked to determine whether they are low water use, although it is not necessary to check them all. At least 10% of the wash basins and kitchen taps within the asset must be observed.
|-||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|
|All||Photographic evidence of installed hand washing basins; a representative sample is sufficient.|
|All||Manufacturer/supplier literature of water efficient specifications.|
|All||Copies asset floor plans and/or inventory of sanitary elements identifying the location and quantity of hand wash basins.|
|All||Where manufacturer information is not available, evidence must be provided that confirms that the taps meet the stated criteria. This could include measured flow rates or confirmation from the manufacturer that the installed taps meet the criteria.|
Examples of low water taps
Types of low water use hand washing basin taps include, but are not limited to: a) Spray taps b) Aerated taps.
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