BREEAM and Energy Performance Certificates

Organiser: CCI NW
Location: CUBE, Manchester

The construction industry uses vast quantities of natural resources (energy, water, materials and land), and produces large amounts of waste (70 million tonnes per annum to landfill). Using the Bruntland definition of sustainable development; ‘development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs’, this cannot be allowed to continue. There is a large difference between the environmental impacts of a poorly performing building compared to what is achievable using current best practice. If we are to deliver the development requirements of today in a sustainable way we must ensure that today’s new buildings meet best practice. BREEAM – The BREEAM family of assessment methods and tools are all designed to help construction professionals understand and mitigate the environmental impacts of the developments they design and build. The BREEAM family aims to help developers deliver best practice and to consider the broad environmental concerns of climate change, resource use and impact on wildlife, and balance these against the need for a high quality, safe and healthy internal environment. The Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) has led to the introduction of mandatory Energy Performance Certificates for all buildings in England and Wales. EPCs are required for all new buildings on practical completion or when sold or let. Potential buyers or tenants will be able to factor in the energy performance of a building into their decision process. Accredited assessors are responsible for carrying out EPC assessments, and all results are stored on a national database, providing an easily accessible way of benchmarking building energy. Agenda 10.00 Registration 10.30 Emma Kyng: CCI – Sustainable Buildings Programme – Q&A 10.40 Matt Waltho: NWDA – Agency position on BREEAM – Agency position on EPCs – Q&A 10.50 Tim Whitehill: BRE – BREEAM – What it is – How to achieve an excellent rating – Case studies – Q&A 11.20 Break 11.35 Matthew Cotton: Faber Maunsell – Energy Performance Certificates – New build and Refurbished Buildings – Q&A 12.05 Emma Kyng: CCI – Facilitated Discussion 12.30 Lunch Registration To reserve a place at this event please contact Hannah Kavanagh at CCI at – There is no charge for this event, but please note that due to popularity, places are available on a first-come first-served basis.