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The University of Southampton recognises the significant impact the design, construction and occupation of buildings have on the environment. The Estate Strategy (UoS, 2006) set out the programme of enhancing and developing the campuses and stated that buildings and infrastructure shall be developed with minimal environmental impacts and shall be sustainable designed, procured and operated. 2.0 Purpose
This document sets out the framework for how capital projects will deliver the principles of sustainable construction and meet the University’s policy and strategy aspirations. Each project will have an Environmental Management Plan (EMP) from the outset which will record how the project was managed from a sustainability perspective. The EMP will document how environmental risk will be managed to ensure buildings are built or refurbished without harming the environment. 3.0 Scope
This document covers the University’s Capital Programme: Redevelopment of Boldrewood B8 CEE Mountbatten SGH refurbishments
Details of the programme can be found at www.soton.ac.uk/estatedevelopment. 4.0 What is sustainable construction?
Sustainable development is often defined as, 'development which meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs'. A more meaningful definition for sustainable construction is the need to find a balance between economic, environmental and social factors in the design, construction and use of buildings:
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Whole Life Cost Value engineering Capital v revenue
Minimise depletion of natural resources Prevent pollution Reduce-Reuse-Recycle
Fit for purpose Meeting place Supports local economy Minimise disturbance to local residents
Why is sustainable construction important?
Buildings are responsible for almost half of the UK’s carbon emissions, half of the water consumption, about one third of landfill waste and one quarter of all raw materials used in the economy. The construction industry has a central role in driving the sustainable development agenda.
Overall material consumption by construction Industry (>400 Mt/year)
Quantity of construction and demolition waste generated (~120 Mt per Year UK) Waste construction materials that are reused/recycled (~60 Mt per year)
The UK Government has published a strategy for sustainable construction (BERR, 2008). The main elements are: Climate change – reduce CO2 emissions by at least 60% by 2050; Energy – all non-domestic buildings to be zero carbon by 2019; Water – introduce more efficient standards for water fittings; Waste – reduce construction waste sent to landfill by 50% by 2012 (based on 2008) 3
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(www.co. 7.0 7. with businesses in the region having made significant reductions in water and energy consumption and waste production. There are three priorities supporting this: Investment in the environment Secure sustainable land management Achieve sustainable management of waste. layout and design of development.sustainability-checklist.08 When printed this document is UNCONTROLLED . 6. and PPS25 – Development and Flood Risk helps planners to avoid. 6. manage and reduce future flood risk to communities through the location. with a Climate Change supplement to ensure tackling climate change is a primary objective of the planning system.0 17.10. It complements the Southampton sustainability checklist to provide background information on the key sustainability issues to be addressed in planning applications.uk). waste and energy to break the link between economic growth and environmental degradation The Sustainable Checklist is designed to ensure that new developments throughout the South East incorporate as many facets of sustainability as possible (www. helping to speed up the shift to renewable and low-carbon energy developments.gov.1 Framework Project life & sustainable construction There are opportunities throughout the life of a building to adopt the principles of sustainable construction and so minimise the impact of a building on the environment: 4 Sustainable Construction Vers 1. Materials – minimise environmental and social impacts.3 Local Southampton City Council has produced a Sustainable Development guide for developers on achieving high quality design and construction.southeast.2 Regional SEEDA’s objective is that by 2012 the South East will be one of the world's leading environmental economies. The Climate Change bill will be put in place a national framework for tackling climate change impacts. for eg all timber from sustainable sources by April 2009 The planning framework is set out in: PPS1 – Delivering sustainable development. relative to their output.uk/building-planning/sustainability).southampton.
and Used as part of the project review.0 17. This checklist has been developed following the requirements of SEEDA and Southampton City Council to meet planning requirements. Provide an audit tool. Incorporate the Site Waste Management Plan (SWMP) (See Appendix E for a checklist to help develop the Plan). Project Managers should use the sustainability checklist as a tool to ensure all aspects are considered (See Appendix D). Project Managers should refer to the flow charts.Predesign Design & procurement Postconstruction Preconstruction Construction 7. The EMP will: Identify hazards and management action.C). Attain BREEAM Excellent or Very Good. The main elements of the Policy are: Comply with the law. which will be informed by the University’s strategic Travel Plan.10. Record evidence of management eg through the use of KPIs.08 When printed this document is UNCONTROLLED . Prevent pollution.2 Pre-design The University has published its overarching Environment & Sustainability Policy and Sustainable Buildings Policy and supporting Briefing Note (See Appendices A . Whole life costing. 5 Sustainable Construction Vers 1. A travel plan for the project will need to be produced. which show the framework for sustainable construction (Appendix F) and the mechanism for how sustainability should be reviewed as part of the building project (See Appendix G). Minimise impact on the environment. and Manage risk by producing an EMP (including a SWMP). Aim for materials with recycled content of 10% of value. The EMP will encompass all aspects of sustainability.
7. the principal contractor) Construction phases (principal contractor. The SWMP should include details of decisions that impact on waste management. for lessons learnt. 7. including those on: 1. in conjunction with all contractors on site) Post-completion (principal contractor and.10.08 When printed this document is UNCONTROLLED . Energy management is a priority and a summary of the University’s requirements are in Appendix H.5 Construction The Principal Contractor is responsible for managing risk on the site and updating the EMP and SWMP.0 17. Materials use: Design specifications Materials used Method of construction Logistics (site layout/storage/delivery) 2.4 Pre-construction The SWMP must identify and record the amount of waste produced from Decant and Demolition activities and include estimates of the amount of waste to be managed. delivery. The EMP must be produced. once appointed. 6 Sustainable Construction Vers 1.6 Post construction/occupation The Project Team should review the project and this should include: Completion of EMP and SWMP. and storage of materials • Calculate resource savings • Apply lessons learnt for future projects • Record design stage considerations • Update SWMP as waste is processed or removed • Build waste management targets into tender specifications 7. all parties) • Reconcile final waste data with SWMP • Consider waste • Regular tool box talks efficient materials & methods of construction • Draft SWMP identifying waste types • Adequate ordering. Approach to material resource efficiency: Design & conception (client in conjunction conjunction with designers & planners) Site design & tendering (client in conjunction with designers.3 Design and procurement Project Manager’s should discuss with architects/developers what opportunities exist to design out waste and minimise use of natural resources. These documents will form part of site audits.7. planners and.
and Collate lessons learnt.08 When printed this document is UNCONTROLLED .0 17. transport. The Project Manager is responsible for: Ensuring the location. Ensuring an Environmental Management Plan (incorporating a Site Waste Management Plan) is produced. orientation and sizing of the building are set to minimise use of resources and waste production. sustainable construction at an early stage (as set out in this document). Periodically reviewing & updating the Sustainable Buildings Policy and Briefing Note. biodiversity. water. and Reviewing the project and recording lessons learnt. 7 Sustainable Construction Vers 1. and adopt the principles of. Auditing the construction stage. 8. Ensuring the designer/architect and principal contractor are aware of. etc). Providing guidance during the design and procurement stage on all aspects of sustainable construction (energy. Collating and acting on comments from the Environment Manager and other E&F staff throughout the life of the project. Specifying sustainable construction principles in contracts and appointments. waste.0 Roles and Responsibilities The client role changes during the life of a project: Policy Pre-design Guidance & influence Design & procurement Postconstruction Pre-construction Review Audit Construction The University’s Environment Manager (together with other key E&F staff) is responsible for: Periodically reviewing & updating this document. Delivery of user guide (how to use the building to minimise energy and water use and waste production).10. Welfare and satisfaction of users.
The Principal Contractor is responsible for: 9.10. Reporting on progress with the EMP (and SWMP).0 Managing environmental risk on site. and Ensuring the EMP and SWMP are kept up to date. Status This document will be reviewed and updated on a regular basis.08 When printed this document is UNCONTROLLED .0 References UoS (2006) Estate Strategy BERR (2008) Strategy for sustainable construction 12. Ensuring the Principal Contractor manages risk and minimises harm to the environment.0 17.0 Author Dr Neil Smith Environment Manager 11. and Completing and reviewing the EMP (and SWMP) at project closure. Ensuring sub-contractors are aware of their responsibilities in delivering a sustainable building. Developing and recording information in the EMP (and SWMP).0 Appendices Appendix A: Environment and sustainability Policy Appendix B: Sustainable Buildings Policy Appendix C: Sustainable Buildings Briefing note Appendix D: Sustainability checklist Appendix E: SWMP checklist Appendix F: Framework for sustainable construction Appendix G: Sustainability Process Chart Appendix H: Summary of energy management 8 Sustainable Construction Vers 1. 10. and Providing information for the EMP and SWMP. The Architect/Designer is responsible for: Adopting the principles of sustainable construction from the start and in particular seek opportunities at the design stage to minimise energy/water use and waste production.
in a stimulating working environment. 2.3 Promoting the prudent use of natural resources and the minimisation of waste.5 implementing an Environmental Management System to drive continual environmental improvement across all our sites. applicable legal and other requirements relevant to our operations. We are committed to achieving environmental good practice throughout our activities by: 2. build and maintain world class research and teaching facilities and ensuring the infrastructure and facilities are upgraded and maintained to support future developments. We are committed to prudently mange our estate by improving the strategic alignment. utilisation and environmental impact of our estate and physical infrastructure (University Strategy. and enhancing. quality.2 improving the health and wellbeing of our staff and students.4 preventing pollution. social and environmental factors. the quality of the University environment. policies and operations so that decisions are based on finding a balance between economic.0 17. and 1. 1.3 Complying with.12. We recognise the important role we have in managing the impact of our dayto-day operations on the environment and in promoting the principles of sustainability in all our activities. 9 Sustainable Construction Vers 1. 1.1 Appendix A: Environment and Sustainability Policy The University of Southampton is one of the top ten research-led Universities in the UK and offers first-class opportunities and facilities for study and research.5 Implementing a travel plan that encourages reduced dependency on car use and improves the transport options available to both staff and students.1 maintaining. research. exceeding. 2.1 Seeking to integrate sustainability into our strategies. and for the wider community. 1. We are committed to: 1.08 When printed this document is UNCONTROLLED . 2010). environmental bodies and associations to keep up to date with latest developments and share best practice.6 Maintaining biodiversity and enhancing the campus grounds.8 Working with the Higher Education sector. both for people who live and work here. 2. 2. 2. 2. and where appropriate. 2. 2.7 Embedding the principles of sustainability into the curriculum.10.2 Implementing a Carbon Management Plan to deliver a 20% reduction in carbon emissions from energy consumption by 2020 based on a 2005/06 baseline. all relevant external authorities. extra-curriculum & estate to help staff and students apply them to their personal development.4 Implementing a sustainable buildings policy to design.
12 Working with the local community on social and environmental issues to enhance the local environment and be a good neighbour. 2.9 Working with our Suppliers and Contractors to ensure the best use of natural resources and to minimise the environmental impact of their goods and supplies.08 When printed this document is UNCONTROLLED .11 Developing awareness of our staff and students of the impact they have on the environment and help them to minimise this impact.13 Communicating this Policy to the University community and beyond.10.0 17. We will regularly review this Policy and its associated implementation plans to ensure corrective and preventative actions have been taken to ensure continual improvement. 2. 2. Professor Don Nutbeam Vice Chancellor December 2011 10 Sustainable Construction Vers 1.10 Providing appropriate training to our staff to ensure they are competent to control the activities for which they are responsible and so support the delivery of this Policy. and 2.2.
2.0 17. which are constructed and perform in an environmentally sound way. 3. the ecological value.12.2 Sustainable construction Construction practices that minimise environmental impact throughout the life of a building. land use. preventing pollution and preserving and enhancing biodiversity. 11 Sustainable Construction Vers 1. refurbishment and maintenance projects. The University of Southampton is a major contributor to society’s efforts to achieve sustainability through: 2. This rating draws together a comprehensive environmental assessment process that covers all of the following aspects of a building: management.3 To reduce whole life costs for new build and refurbishment projects. Objectives The objectives of this policy are: 3. 3.1 To ensure all environmental risks are assessed. health and well-being. 3. water.3 Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method (BREEAM) This is a system for measuring the environmental impacts of any building and rating the performance on a simple single scale of PASS to EXCELLENT.2 1. transport.1 The environment in which its staff work and students learn The skills and knowledge they acquire and put into practice Its own strategies and operations Definitions Sustainable buildings High quality buildings.08 When printed this document is UNCONTROLLED . operational energy. The housing standard is known as EcoHomes. 3. 2. particularly in terms of energy and water efficiency and waste management. materials. Appendix B: Sustainable Buildings Policy Introduction It is essential that sustainable development and environmental management are integral to the design. 2. by designing for minimum energy and water use and waste production. and pollution.2 To promote and adopt best practice for sustainable design.10.4 To maintain and develop the University in a sustainable manner to reduce costs and meet the requirements of the Estate Strategy. construction and post occupancy management within the HE/FE sector. construction and occupancy of new and refurbished buildings at this University. managed and controlled to minimise the impact of new build.
such as orientation.5 To keep the University community informed about this policy and its application across the University estate. 5. glazing.6 To develop managers.2. promoting best practice in the sector and providing a good work environment for its staff and students.5 Ensure all capital projects have an Environmental Impact Assessment that specifies the environmental risks and control strategies 5. The University will manage the risks associated with the construction.1 Ensure whole life costs that include maintenance and demolition are used for new build and refurbishment projects.08 When printed this document is UNCONTROLLED . such as energy and water use and waste production.1.3 Ensure the design of buildings is flexible to allow ease of changes to use in future.1 Meet the requirements of environmental legislation. 5. students and contractors. 5. are built into the design of buildings at the earliest stage to reduce lifetime costs.10.6 Ensure all contractors/consultants are environmentally aware and have an Environmental Management System 12 Sustainable Construction Vers 1. refurbishment and maintenance projects takes account of economic.2. insulation and natural ventilation. Application This policy applies to all new build. 5.4 Ensure integrated passive design features. 3.2. social and environmental issues and sets targets for key performance indicators.0 17. construction and post occupancy management.2. 5.1 Control Environmental risks 5. 5.2. 4. In accordance with the policy statement the University will: 5.2 Ensure the specification for new build.2. refurbishment and post completion occupancy of its buildings to ensure it protects and enhances the environment and the health and well being of its staff and students. refurbishment and maintenance projects undertaken by (or on behalf of) the University. Policy statement The University recognises the importance of designing and constructing sustainable buildings to minimise operational costs. including the activities of its staff. protect and enhance the built and natural environment and protect human health and well being. staff and students by providing training and information on sustainable design.3.2 Promote and adopt best practice 5.
5.3.1 Ensure buildings meet the requirements of the University’s Estate strategy for the development of the campus. 5. seek to protect existing habitats and species and where necessary provide details of mitigation. radioactive and other hazardous wastes. 5.5 Ensure there are adequate storage and collection facilities for other wastes.10.3. 5.2.4 Communicate and inform the University community 5.0 184.108.40.206 Ensure the building achieves its energy and water efficiency ratings through its management and maintenance plans and seeks to achieve 10 per cent renewable energy.10 Set a target for new houses and major refurbishments to achieve an “Excellent” EcoHomes rating with a minimum rating of “Very Good” where there are good and explicit reasons why an excellent rating could not be achieved. 5.3 Report on the buildings environmental performance as required by the regulations and BREEAM/EcoHomes.7 Ensure travel by staff and students to the building is in line with the Transport Plan and there are sufficient non-single car occupancy alternatives available.7 Ensure waste produced during building projects is minimised and that all projects have a site waste management plan that incorporates the requirements of the Demolition Protocol.3. 5. enhancement and compensation strategies.4 Ensure there are sufficient recycling facilities available and they are clearly marked. 5.3. such as chemicals.1 Produce and act on customer satisfaction survey reports.2. 220.127.116.11 Ensure building design takes into account the impact of climate change on temperature and rainfall.6 Continue to adopt best practice for maintaining buildings in a sustainable manner.4. including internal and external maintenance. and clinical. as part of the University’s Estate strategy.5. 5. 5. 5.2.3. 13 Sustainable Construction Vers 1.8 Ensure grounds maintenance plans. in particular its infrastructure and how people move between buildings. 5.2 Inform staff and students about the benefits of new and refurbished building and what they need to do to maintain them.12 Ensure laboratories are designed and operated to minimise energy and water use and waste production.4. 5. 5.3 Maintain and develop the University in a sustainable manner 5.9 Set a target for all new buildings and major refurbishments to achieve an “Excellent” BREEAM rating with a minimum rating of “Very Good” where there are good and explicit reasons why an excellent rating could not be achieved.8 Ensure materials have a minimal impact on the environment and set a target of at least 10% of the materials value of projects is derived from recycled content. 5.11 Ensure all new and refurbished buildings have a post occupancy management sustainability plan.08 When printed this document is UNCONTROLLED .3.2. 5.2.
3 Report any incidents as required.5.10.0 17. 5.6 Development of Managers.5 Working with external authorities and bodies 5.5.2 Develop links with appropriate environmental bodies and associations 5.08 When printed this document is UNCONTROLLED .4 Promote the use of sustainable design and construction in HE/FE sector and work with the sector to facilitate more widespread uptake of these methods.5. Staff and Students Provide appropriate training and information to the University Community on sustainable design. Professor Bill Wakeham Vice Chancellor October 2007 14 Sustainable Construction Vers 1. 5.5. 5.1 Develop good working relationships will the planning authority.4. construction and occupancy.
uk/susdev/ems/index. refurbishment and demolition.10. The Estate Strategy (2006) recognises the need to provide world class research and teaching facilities for staff and students if the University is to achieve its aim of being in the top ten of research led institutions by 2010 (Corporate Strategy. The Strategy looks at where the University is now.soton. 2004). The George Thomas Building and EEE and is starting an ambitious £236M building programme: Mountbatten re-build Boldrewood campus redevelopment Institute for Life Sciences Faraday Tower refurbishment ii) There is also has a major maintenance and refurbishment programme to ensure existing buildings are fit for purpose.ac.html).ac. The Environment and sustainability strategy is a five year plan for managing the impact of the University on the environment and finding a balance between economic.1 Estate development i) The University has recently completed two new buildings. provides a structured approach to the management of building projects with sign-off required at key stages of the process (Route Map. Objectives and targets are set and responsibility assigned for each topic area. 2006). iii) The Estate’s Route Map. The main benefits of sustainable buildings are: Reduced operating costs over the life of the building. Sustainable Buildings are high quality buildings designed and constructed to perform in an environmentally sound way. social and environmental factors.08 When printed this document is UNCONTROLLED . iv) The University adopted the Sustainable Buildings Policy in March 2006 to minimise costs and environmental impact of this building programme (See Appendix B and www.uk/susdev/buildings/index. use.3 Appendix C: Sustainable Buildings Briefing 1. where it wants to be and how it will get there for particular topic areas. An objective of the sustainable buildings topic is to develop and implement briefing documents to support implementation of the Sustainable Buildings Policy and Route Map process.0 17. maintenance. 1. based on the RIBA stages.soton. It shows how the principles of the Environment and sustainability policy will be delivered (See Appendix A and www. Buildings fit for purpose and people are happy to work in them 15 Sustainable Construction Vers 1. construction. Context Buildings have many environmental impacts through material supply.12. particularly in terms of energy and water efficiency and waste management.html).
University buildings are often a mix of office. on going maintenance costs. teaching and laboratories and so need a bespoke BREEAM assessment. processing. This briefing document and associated checklist (See Appendix C) is based on this information and is aimed at all staff and contractors involved in maintaining and developing the Estate. 2. cost.0 17. construction.2 BREEAM & Eco-homes BREEAM (Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Methodology) and Eco-homes (the tailored version of BREEAM for homes) is a system for measuring the environmental impacts of any building and rating the performance on a simple single scale of PASS to EXCELLENT. flexibility and recyclability. durability. function. maintenance. 2. Very Good on new build (>£4M) and major refurbishment (>£1M) projects. demolishing and maintaining buildings: Building design Energy Water Sustainable construction Waste Biodiversity Transport Social and economic considerations Post occupancy management plan 2. from extraction. maintenance and disposal of a building. constructing. It is important to calculate whole life costing when considering different options for a building and in particular during value engineering exercise so that reductions in capital costs are not substituted for high. Enhanced reputation for the University. assembly. It supplies information on issues that need to be considered when designing. transport and construction to 16 Sustainable Construction Vers 1.1 Whole life costing These costs reflect the design.10. Southampton City Council (SCC) published a very useful checklist and guide for developers on achieving high quality design and construction (SCC.3 Materials used in construction. Reduced environmental impact of the building during and after construction. Assessing sustainability There are many factors to take into account when managing the estate. where there are good reasons. The principles of the Sustainable Buildings policy are: 2. maintenance and refurbishments Construction products have an environmental impact over their whole life. 2006a & b). appearance. Smoother and speeder progress through the planning system Minimised risk to the environment. development control issues. buildability.08 When printed this document is UNCONTROLLED . The University aims to achieve BREEAM/Eco-homes excellent or.
Use of energy efficient lighting. movement or light detecting shut-off devices. require minimal maintenance and to be accessible to all people. optimisation of the building envelope.08 When printed this document is UNCONTROLLED . 2002) and at WRAP’s (Waste Resource Action Programme) construction website (www. 3. Design buildings with a flexible.soton.uk/susdev/procure/index. Building design The aim is to: Provide buildings that are designed to be adaptable. controlled ventilation. solar gain.org.ac. shelter). reduction of wind chill.uk/construction/index.html). The University aims for a target of 10% of the materials value of projects to be derived from recycled content (as recommended by the Government’s Sustainable Buildings Task Group. The design of the building should consider the following: Use of energy efficient appliances.wrap. air quality without compromising energy efficiency performance. This has been recognised by the University in its sustainable procurement policy (See Appendix D and www. ground-source cooling and heat pumps). Energy The aim is to design the building to maximise opportunities for energy conservation through orientation and position on site (solar gain. such as low energy lamps. 17 Sustainable Construction Vers 1.10. For example. comfortable internal environment in terms of thermal performance. photovoltaics. some 420 million tonnes per year. such as increased rainfall and storm frequency as well as greater extremes of temperature. The procurement of goods and services can play a major part in minimising the impact of buildings on the environment as well as benefiting the local economy. timed. The Green Guide to Specification (Anderson & Shiers.maintenance and disposal. 2004). construction is the biggest consumer of material resources. The aim should always be to follow the hierarchy of providing ventilation and cooling to a building by natural or passive means before considering active management.html). On Highfield campus link into the existing CHP and district heating system. Consider use of renewable and integrated energy sources (solar water heating. use of natural climate features for cooling and the integration of daylight and artificial lighting. Information on alternatives to virgin materials can be found in. daylighting. 4. for example high efficiency condensing boilers. Design buildings to take account of climate change. have a long life. CHP and biofuel systems. Investigate low or zero carbon energy sources. with the aim of reducing carbon dioxide emissions. wind turbines. acoustics. such as absorption cooling. resulting in over 90 million tonnes of construction and demolition waste.0 17.
1996 & 2003). if necessary. Any rainwater system must be designed to deal with the predicted increases in rainfall due to climate change. Minimising the use of water cooling and/or provision of chilled water and installing re-circulating systems. Opportunities for heat reclamation and reuse.dti. The control of the building’s temperature and ventilation must be integrated with the University’s Building Management System (BMS). 4. The design should also consider: Installing water efficient domestic and laboratory equipment. such as spray taps and urinal controls.uk/energy/sources/sustainable/microgeneration/lcbp/page 30472.gov. The Labs21 UK initiative shows that better design and operation can significantly reduce the environmental impact of laboratories while also providing financial and H&S benefits (James. such as a server room. 2006). Laboratories consume large quantities of energy and water. Avoid use of air conditioning unless required for specialist areas of the building. such as radiator valves and opening windows. only install mains fed water coolers.goodcampus. and the project team must work with the Energy and Design Engineer to investigate possible sources of funding such as the Dti’s Low Carbon Buildings Programme (http://www.10. Further information can be found at http://www.html).08 When printed this document is UNCONTROLLED . mainly because of the high ventilation load and need for cooling and/or chilled water. Water meters and sub-meters must be linked in to the University’s automatic metering system so that consumption in different parts of the building can be monitored and excessive use investigated if necessary. rainwater harvesting and greywater recycling. Dockery & Hopkinson. Installing sustainable drainage systems (SDS) to reduce run-off and help alleviate campus flooding problems.org. The energy performance of buildings should be in line or exceed best practice for the sector (See HEFCE. External funding will be needed to support the use of alternative energy sources. This includes use of water saving devices. Meters and sub-meters must be linked in to the University’s automatic metering system so that consumption in different parts of the building can be monitored and investigated if necessary. However limited user control should also be given in order for individuals to influence their environment.0 17. Water The aim is to design the building to ensure water conservation measures are incorporated to minimise use of mains water for uses other than drinking. Avoid installing water coolers and. 18 Sustainable Construction Vers 1.
org. Tools. for example. Avoiding specifying materials with ozone-depleting potential or which contain other toxic compounds.uk) or similar. Sustainable construction The aim is to minimise resource consumption during development and throughout the building life cycle by: Designing out waste both during construction and from the useful life and afterlife of the building or structure. Employing construction techniques to minimise waste.org. such as BRE SMARTWaste (www.uk/content/site-waste-management-plans-1 for more information. are available to help manage waste.10.Water use should be in line or exceed best practice in the sector (For example see OGC.08 When printed this document is UNCONTROLLED . Where possible source materials from local suppliers to minimise transport pollution and provide revenue for the local economy. 2003). Taking full responsibility for the waste generated and ensuring it is disposed of in the most environmentally sound way possible.0 17.wrap.uk/construction/index.org. Using materials with recycled content (See http://www.co.wrap. Re-using existing Estate buildings (brownfield development) where possible.html for advice and tools on procuring materials). such as using prefabricated sections manufactured off-site and designing the building to have a high thermal mass to reduce heating and cooling. Following the Demolition Protocol and implementing site waste management plans (SWMPs) to set targets for reuse and recycling of materials and reduce the amount of waste going to landfill. The on-site contractor will minimise pollution to air. 5. Producing site environmental risk assessments to identify hazards and management actions to minimise pollution. Nominating an employee with responsibility for environmental issues. Go to www.ht ml and www.uk). 19 Sustainable Construction Vers 1.aggregain. Ensuring the design takes account of the architectural character of the surrounding buildings.uk) and BREmap (www. discharges to ground and watercourses. odour.co. land and water by adopting best practice: Implementing an appropriate certified environmental management system such as ISO 14001 or EMAS and adopting the Considerate Constructors Scheme (see www. durable products/materials with minimal hazardous content that are easily maintained and can be reused/recycled. Resource management will be based on the waste hierarchy and proximity principle to minimise waste going to landfill and transport impacts. Protecting historic buildings and ancient monuments. By using. dust. in compliance with legal requirements.uk/demolition/the_ice_demolition_protocol/index. such as Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs).ccscheme. emissions from vehicles.smartwaste.bremap.org. including noise.
Ideally these should be integrated with H&S risk assessments and must include an emergency response plan. 6. enhancement and compensation measures. especially on site. hazardous. to ensure they understand the need to minimise pollution. Seeking to provide high quality open spaces for staff and students to meet and enjoy.10.uk/bdotg/action/detail?itemId=1083191861&type =RESOURCES). Waste The aim is to minimise waste produced during life of the building by: Providing easily accessible recycling facilities in the building. migratory birds and other protected species. The Environment Agency provides advice on pollution prevention (www. Planting regimes must consider use of native species with the potential for attracting wildlife and that can also tolerate drought conditions.08 When printed this document is UNCONTROLLED . contamination of ground etc.businesslink. including general.gov. The Project Team must liaise with External Services Manager on waste issues. Educating all contracting staff. The University’s Environment Manager will audit sites to ensure they comply with environmental legislation and are not causing pollution. radioactive. ponds. such as trees. reduce waste and increase recycling. that will be produced once the building is occupied and ensure there’s sufficient safe storage capacity to deal with them. Installing green roofs. Installing equipment that minimises the amount of waste produced. skip signs using the generic colour coding should help with waste segregation (See www. Biodiversity The aim is to ensure the landscape and ecology of sites are enhanced and existing areas of high quality landscape/biodiversity are protected by: Completing an ecological survey as part of a planning application together with any details of mitigation. Landscaping to incorporate wildlife habitats.environmentagency. catering. 20 Sustainable Construction Vers 1.aspx).0 17. Ensure easy and safe access for staff taking the waste out of the building and for vehicles collecting the waste. such as bats and great crested newts.uk/business/topics/pollution/39083. Identifying the different waste streams. Providing a separate waste storage facility for the building unless there’s one near-by. For example.gov. Considering timing of site clearance and demolition to avoid disturbance to breeding birds. green spaces and should link to other habitats to provide green corridors. 7.
Providing lockable bike sheds and showers for cyclists. as required by the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (go to www.08 When printed this document is UNCONTROLLED . Providing goods/services access that minimises disturbance and pollution to building occupiers and also minimises the area where people and traffic come into conflict.businesslink. 9. such as control of heating and lighting and recycling. Transport The aim is to provide safe access for staff. User satisfaction rating. students and visitors to the building and to meet the requirements of University’s Travel Plan to reduce travel by car and encourage walking. Internal environmental monitoring. cycling and use of public transport by: Ensuring the building is within easy walking distance of existing or planned transport links. This could involve the Sustainable Energy Research Group. BREEAM rating.uk/bdotg/action/detail?itemId=1082121674&type =RESOURCES for more information). The performance of the building can be assessed and reported using: Energy performance of buildings rating. Social and economic considerations The aim is to keep the local community informed about the design and construction of the new building by using a variety of measures. Installing video conferencing facilities to reduce travel. green vehicles and pool cars by having these spaces closer to the building than for petrol/diesel cars with exception of an appropriate number of bays for disabled drivers. in particular unilink buses. Document status This is a draft document and will be revised following a consultation exercise. 11. 10. 21 Sustainable Construction Vers 1. Reducing the number of car parking spaces (see BREEAM requirements).0 17.The Project Team must liaise with the External Services Manager to ensure whatever is planted can be easily maintained and fits in with University’s plans. and provide safe cycling and pedestrian routes. Post occupancy management plan The aim is to provide a management plan for building users to ensure they know what to expect of the building and what is expected of them. such as (but not limited to): Community meetings on progress and issues. such as temperature and humidity. Publication of progress reports in University media Involving local school children through production of art work for the site hoardings or educational visits to the construction site or time capsule burial.10. 8. Any parking areas should give priority to cyclists.gov. mopeds.
uk/pubs/hefce/2003/03_30.better lives http://www. http://coloradowaterwise.hefce.uk/pubs/hefce/1996/m16_96. pp 97.aspx City of Southampton Local Plan Policies can be accessed at: http://www.pdf Southampton City Council (2006a) Guide to Sustainable Development.uk/s-environment/planning/sustainable/ Sustainable Buildings Task Group (2004) Better buildings . J. Dockery.12. & Hopkinson.htm HEFCE (1996) Energy Management Study in the HE Sector: Management Review Guide.southampton.ac.gov. M.uk/files/file15151. P. and Shiers.aspx Southampton City Council (2006b) Sustainability Checklist.pdf University of Southampton (2004) Corporate Strategy University of Southampton (2006a) Estate Strategy University of Southampton (2006b) Estate Route Map Dr Neil Smith Environment Manager 16th February 2007 1 Sustainable Development.southampton. http://www.uk/s-environment/planning/default. http://www.Value for money study.0 17. L.uk/councilpartners/plans/sustainability_principles.dti. http://www. Guidance for developers on design and construction. References Anderson.ac.org/Resources/Documents/ICI_toolkit/docs/ppab06/u k-final-report.gov. D.10. http://www.08 When printed this document is UNCONTROLLED .aspx 22 Sustainable Construction Vers 1. (2006) Sustainable Laboratories for Universities and Colleges – Lessons from America and the Pharmaceutical Sector (draft) Office of Government Commerce (2003) Watermark Project Final Report. HEFCE (2003) Energy management in higher education .gov. Blackwell Publishing..gov.southampton. http://www.htm James.gov.hefce. M 16/96. 2003/30.uk/councilpartners/plans/sustainability_principles. (2002) The Green Guide to Specification.southampton.
including Southampton City Council1 and SEEDA² as part of the planning process to assess how development by the University considers sustainability issues. throughout the projects life. layout structure and form provide a development that is appropriate to the local context 2. The questions asked are a guide. Does this project benefit from the following areas? 1.10. Consultants are required to set out through a series of staged Sustainability Assessment Reports how they have assessed each Category to identify and manage the delivery of the capital programme in a sustainable manner.0 17.4 Appendix D: Sustainability Checklist The following checklist has been compiled and reviewed against a number of Local Authority checklists. Having used the checklist throughout the process. Work and local community a) Provide potential opportunities for local business b) Increase employment/vocational training opportunities c) Assisting low income/disadvantaged groups d) Provide employment opportunities e) Provide commercial opportunities f) Provide enhanced future intake g) Provide enhanced future research opportunities SCC Policy Ref Yes No N/A 23 When printed this document is UNCONTROLLED Sustainable Construction Vers 1.08 . Economy.12. Community participation (staff and students) a) Encourage University community action and decision making b) Involve University community in developing the proposal c) Consider and take account of under represented groups d) Work with local schools/colleges e) Inform the local community about the development f) To ensure that the design process.
diverse and inclusive university community which integrates with surrounding communities k) To ensure that the design process.0 17. thereby reducing emission levels SCC Policy Ref Yes No N/A SDP4 & 11 SDP2 SDP3 24 When printed this document is UNCONTROLLED Sustainable Construction Vers 1. etc) b) Improve health facilities c) Provide healthy and safe working environments for staff and students d) Provide leisure space and improved welfare facilities e) Encourage healthy lifestyle through travel initiatives 4. Equality & opportunity a) Increase opportunities for life-long learning b) Increase facilities for the young. Transport a) Encourage walking or cycling b) Promote the use of public transport c) Encourage appropriate vehicle use.g. e.08 . layout structure and form provide a development that is appropriate to the local context and strives to support a local sustainable community l) To ensure that the development contributes to the sustainable economic vitality of the local area and region 3. Health and Welfare a) Strive to reduce factors that contribute to ill health (poverty. diet.Does this project benefit from the following areas? h) To provide space which is conducive of learning and encourages the building of relationships with peers and colleagues i) To consider building expansion and future use potential and flexibility as an asset to the University j) To ensure the development supports a vibrant.10. racial and religious understanding d) Increase overseas student opportunities (full time incoming and secondments) 5. lifestyle. elderly or disabled c) Promote citizenship.
noise. water.0 17. heat gain/loss.g.Does this project benefit from the following areas? Promote efficient transport systems/routes to support rural and/or urban areas Promote healthy lifestyle through modal shift from car use to other travel Provide facilities for cyclists Provide video-conference facilities Provide access for disabled. through reducing energy. & transport use and waste production d) Provide water efficient appliances e) Enhance efficient water recycling opportunities 7. flooding. air. 15 & 22 SDP13 SDP14 SDP13 SDP13 25 When printed this document is UNCONTROLLED Sustainable Construction Vers 1. e. Pollution a) Prevent and/or minimise local pollution.08 . 8. encouraging walking. water. cycling and the use of public transport by striving to reduce and/or manage private car use for shorter journeys 6. Energy a) Reduce energy use and promote energy efficiency b) Generate electricity from renewable sources or waste c) Consider appropriate passive heat gain/loss d) Promote natural ventilation and lighting e) Promote link to CHP and district heating system f) To ensure that new development is appropriately adapted to consider the impact of present and future climate change and to strive to minimise the overall impact on greenhouse gases.10. g) To consider low energy lighting and co-ordinated BMS control that is appropriate for the building use and security requirements d) e) f) g) h) i) SCC Policy Ref Yes No N/A SDP5 SDP4 & 11 SDP7. land etc b) Ensure all permits in place for activities on the site c) Reduce CO2 emissions. water resources and water quality. elderly visitors To ensure that people can reach facilities they need by appropriate transport modes.
low impact building materials or the efficient use of materials and land e) Encourage the development of quality open space and communal areas f) To promote the sustainable use of resources. Buildings & land use a) Ensure the protection of historic sites and buildings b) Avoid building on ‘greenfield’ sites. related to construction and operation of new developments g) To ensure that the layout design of the site and buildings does not undermine the sustainability of the overall development SCC Policy Ref Yes No N/A SDP13 SDP7 SDP13 SDP13 SDP8 26 When printed this document is UNCONTROLLED Sustainable Construction Vers 1.Does this project benefit from the following areas? h) To maximise on Passive energy and thermal control through building design. fabric and layout i) To provide a mechanism for each building to independently monitor energy and water consumption and control j) To consider research funding opportunities k) To provide suitable internal BMS control and interface with external lighting provisions to maintain security but rationalise external and internal light pollution or energy waste.08 . Waste & resources a) Reduce the amount of waste produced through design and management (develop a project Waste Management Plan) b) Promote reuse and recycling opportunities c) Encourage recycling by providing facilities d) Promote supply of non-toxic.g. without first considering environmental impacts c) Ensure contaminated land is cleaned-up d) Use sustainable construction techniques. energy efficient products containing recycled materials e) Identify a sustainable waste management strategy and management guidance 9.10. including the reduction of and reuse of wastes. 8. e.0 17.
10. Education and Learning a) Create opportunities for industry input into course curricula where appropriate b) Encourage interface and professional development between staff and industry through project work c) Encourage staff development through seminars with local businesses d) Promote individual school business and education plans and consider opportunities to achieve targets through project delivery e) Provide opportunities for staff and students to learn from development f) To provide an environment where staff and students are encouraged to work and learn g) To provide an environment where staff and students can meet to encourage innovative thinking and build relationships SPD8 SDP12. NE4 SDP12 SDP12 SDP21 SDP12 .10.08 . e. NE1.0 17.g. protecting or enhancing wildlife habitats c) Protect/enhance Local Authority cultural heritage d) Promote the protection/enhancement of existing landscape or townscape character e) Consider environment and social issues when purchasing goods and services f) Reduce surface water run-off by providing water recycling and/or sustainable drainage systems g) Provide a post occupancy sustainable management plan h) Protect designated sites of nature conservation i) Protect development against future climate change j) To ensure that the ecological value of the site is assessed and where appropriate conserved and/or improved by maintaining the biodiversity and protection of natural habitats which can contribute to the local amenity area 11. Environment a) Create quality green spaces for University community use b) Benefit plant and animal life. 2 & 3 SDP20 27 When printed this document is UNCONTROLLED Sustainable Construction Vers 1.
seeda.10.co.southampton. Guidance for developers on design and construction. www.0 17.SDP 20 Water quality and drainage – SDP 21 28 When printed this document is UNCONTROLLED Sustainable Construction Vers 1. SDP 14 & SDP 17 Water efficiency – SDP 13 (vii) Waste management & recycling (during construction & lifetime of development) – SDP 13 (viii) Use of natural heat & light – SDP 13 (iii) Flood risk .References 1 Sustainable Development.uk Sustainable transport – SDP 2. & passive & renewable energy – SDP 13 (vi). SDP 4 Landscaping and biodiversity – SDP 12 Land & building reuse – SDP 13 (i) Green construction – SDP 13 (ii) Energy minimisation.08 .uk ²South East England Development Agency http://www.gov.
Summary of achievement of Targets Please outline how you have considered the above in your assessments SUBSTANTIATE THE STATEMENTS How did you address the checklist? 1. Health and Welfare 4. Equality & opportunity 29 When printed this document is UNCONTROLLED Sustainable Construction Vers 1. Community participation (staff and students) Yes No N/A 2. Economy.10. Work and local community 3.0 17.08 .
5. Buildings & land use 30 When printed this document is UNCONTROLLED Sustainable Construction Vers 1.10. Waste & resources 9. Transport 6.0 17. Energy 8.08 . Pollution 7.
10. Environment 11.10.0 17.08 . Education and Learning 31 When printed this document is UNCONTROLLED Sustainable Construction Vers 1.
final project review Regular review.10. soils and inert materials Reuse area on site for all materials Recycling of materials Metals and high value materials Wood. lessons embedded 32 Sustainable Construction Vers 1. packaging and inert Takeback schemes with suppliers Site design.5 Appendix E: SWMP Checklist No N/A Activity Yes Duty of Care Compliance with legal requirements Responsibility for waste management Designated waste champion Individuals responsible for areas Waste management contractors Dialogue on recycling opportunities Contractual agreements on recycling Subcontractors Agreements on how to manage waste Contractual agreements with targets Identification of waste arisings and disposal routes Listed in SWMP before work commences Opportunities for recycling prior to site Waste minimisation part of the design Reuse of materials Inert materials Concrete. storage and logistics Layout and skip location at design stage Separate containers for hazardous waste Containers optimised for waste segregation Segregated containers at the workface Clearly located storage areas for materials Just-in-time delivery and secure storage Training of workforce Site induction and toolbox talks Specific environmental training for key staff Feedback welcomed with incentives Monitoring Skip costs monitored Skip costs and volume data monitored Use of auditing tool such as SMARTWaste Regular monitoring with reviews & action Targets Targets based on industry standard KPIs Targets based on organisation’s KPIs Periodic review. plasterboard.12.0 17.08 When printed this document is UNCONTROLLED .
12.10.08 When printed this document is UNCONTROLLED .0 17.6 Appendix F: Framework for Sustainable Construction UoS Environment & sustainability Policy/Sustainable Buildings Policy EMP Framework EMP Sustainability checklist Site Environmental Management Plan Other Checklist Assessments Travel Plan Building Energy Consumption Assessment SWMP Building Handover Building O + M Manual Building H + S File Building Manager Feedback User’s Guide 33 Sustainable Construction Vers 1.
7 Appendix G: Sustainability Process Chart Process U o S Sustainability and environment Policy Stage A Appointment Identify Project Sustainability Indicators Identify Project Sustainability Indicators Through: Project Review Project Need and consultancy services Local Development Plan Confirm approach and assumptions Cyclic Improvement and Input into UoS Environment Policy B Project Life Assess Improve Enhance Deliver Re Assessment of Achievement and Review Linking Disciplines with Sustainability Indicators Risk Assessment and Appraisal Collation and Review as Part of U o S Strategy Assess Mechanisms for Improvement Review Achievement of Targets through Project Reviews C Project Completion Summarise Assess Achievement Report Filter Experience Back into UoS Strategy D Handover and feedback Project Manager Review of Sustainability Indicators Capital Projects Manager and Environmental Manager Final Audit of Achievement against Indicators Presentation of Audit to U o S U o S Review 34 Sustainable Construction Vers 1.08 When printed this document is UNCONTROLLED .12.10.0 17.
Passive Systems .Active Systems . All new build must link into the existing AMS (meters are required for Part L of Building Regulations).8 Appendix H: Energy Management 1.clean Mean . Mean . For example.Free .10. Automatic monitoring system An extensive AMS has been installed across the estate in recent years. CHP The majority of the Highfield campus derives heat and electricity from two CHP engines connected to the district heating main. such as solar PV.12. Installing other renewables.heat store heat regulation Fabric . There are also some heat and water meters. There are very few buildings not on the system and these will be kept under review. Any new build on Highfield must connect into the CHP and district heating system.Renewable energy to meet residual demand 2.Maximise Orientation Thermal mass . Diversify energy supply Security of energy supplies is a major issue facing all businesses in the coming years. The CHP was commissioned in November 2005 and is a more efficient way to provide heat and power to the campus thereby reducing CO2 emissions. mainly providing half hourly electricity data. examining the viability of installing woodchip boilers as part of the re-development of the Boldrewood campus.08 When printed this document is UNCONTROLLED .Energy/CO2/Cost impact . Alternative renewable energy sources must be considered as part of capital and infrastructure projects to reduce the risk to the University from future energy crises. 4. 3.0 17.lean . to reduce energy loads should also be considered but only after exhausting the Mean and Lean options described above.lighting and solar gain Air Tight Lean .Minimise Heating Artificial light Ventilation Cooling Clean . 35 Sustainable Construction Vers 1. particularly given the UK’s reliance on imported oil and gas.Insulation preventing heat loss Natural ventilation Daylight .
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