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Session 13 Paper 3, University College London, 16-17 April 2015

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BREEAM is the world’s leading design and assessment method for sustainable buildings. In 2011, the BREEAM UK New Construction scheme introduced a new methodology for assessing energy performance. The new methodology builds on the Building Regulations Part L mandatory compliance requirements by rewarding performance against three parameters: heating and cooling energy demand, primary energy consumption, and CO2 emissions.

This paper reviews how the market has responded to the new methodology in terms of adopting the fabric first approach the methodology seeks to encourage; evaluates comparative performance between different servicing strategies and building types; and considers how the assessed buildings perform in relation to the 2010 Building Regulations requirements, and the improved 2013 standards.