Documentation Requirements

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Design Brief

For Example, RIBA Stage 1, Pre-design or Development Approval.

Minimum Required Documentation:

  • Design Brief Information: Function/s and Estimated size are all that is required for a Target Setting LCA study.

Desirable Documentation:

  • Area Schedule: Area schedule by Function.
  • Use Planning: Intended use or occupancy data.  Eg hours, number of occupants etc.

 

 


Concept design

For Example, RIBA Stage 2, Development Approval, Greenstar Design Review

Minimum Required Documentation:

  • Initial Plans: Early design layouts may be enough to facilitate the initial detailed LCA study however it is recommended that Architectural and Structural documentation is relied on.

Desirable Documentation:

  • Design Brief Information: Function/s and Estimated size are all that is required for a Target Setting LCA study.
  • Structural: 3D Structural Model (Revit, IFC, gbXML, Sketchup, ArchiCAD) OR Structural Drawings.
  • Architectural: 3D Architectural model OR Architectural Drawings.
  • Materials: Quantity Take-off, Bill of Quantities OR Cost Plan.
  • Equipment: If available the intended specs of HVAC systems (Fuel sources, efficeincy / EER / COP, energy recovery systems etc), Lighting fixtures and controls, onsite generation, water heating technology etc.
  • Energy Modelling: Including thermal control, hot water, lighting, vertical transport and other building integrated systems.
  • Water Modelling: Building Water Usage Modelling.
  • Area Schedule: Area schedule by Function.
  • Other Design Docs: Hydraulic, Elec. Struct. Engineers drawings and reports.
  • Use Planning: Intended use or occupancy data.  Eg hours, number of occupants etc.

 

 

 


Detailed Design

For example RIBA, Greenstar draft final LCA and points estimate:

Minimum Required Documentation:

  • Structural: 3D Structural Model (Revit, IFC, gbXML, Sketchup, ArchiCAD) OR Structural Drawings.
  • Architectural: 3D Architectural model OR Architectural Drawings.
  • Energy Modelling: Including thermal control, hot water, lighting, vertical transport and other building integrated systems.

Desirable Documentation:

  • Design Brief Information: Function/s and Estimated size are all that is required for a Target Setting LCA study.
  • Materials: Quantity Take-off, Bill of Quantities OR Cost Plan.
  • Equipment: If energy modelling information is not available information on the equipment is necessary such as intended specs of HVAC systems (Fuel sources, efficeincy / EER / COP, energy recovery systems etc), Lighting fixtures and controls, onsite generation, water heating technology etc.
  • Water Modelling: Building Water Usage Modelling.
  • Area Schedule: Area schedule by Function.
  • Other Design Docs: Hydraulic, Elec. Struct. Engineers drawings and reports.
  • Use Planning: Intended use or occupancy data.  Eg hours, number of occupants etc.

 

 

 


Construction and Handover

For example RIBA Stage 5 and 6, final Greenstar submission.

Minimum Required Documentation:

  • Structural: 3D Structural Model (Revit, IFC, gbXML, Sketchup, ArchiCAD) OR Structural Drawings.
  • Architectural: 3D Architectural model OR Architectural Drawings.
  • Energy Modelling: Including thermal control, hot water, lighting, vertical transport and other building integrated systems.
  • Water Modelling: Building Water Usage Modelling.

Desirable Documentation:

  • Design Brief Information: Function/s and Estimated size are all that is required for a Target Setting LCA study.
  • Materials: Quantity Take-off, Bill of Quantities OR Cost Plan.
  • Equipment: If energy modelling information is not available information on the equipment is necessary such as intended specs of HVAC systems (Fuel sources, efficeincy / EER / COP, energy recovery systems etc), Lighting fixtures and controls, onsite generation, water heating technology etc.
  • Area Schedule: Area schedule by Function.
  • Other Design Docs: Hydraulic, Elec. Struct. Engineers drawings and reports.
  • Use Planning: Intended use or occupancy data.  Eg hours, number of occupants etc.

 

 

 


Use Phase

For example, RIBA Stage 7 or in-use audit.

Minimum Required Documentation:

  • Structural: As built 3D Structural Model (Revit, IFC, gbXML, Sketchup, ArchiCAD) OR Structural Drawings.
  • Architectural: As built 3D Architectural model OR Architectural Drawings.
  • Actual energy and water use: From Building Management System, Utility Bills or similar.

Desirable Documentation:

  • Design Brief Information: Function/s and Estimated size are all that is required for a Target Setting LCA study.
  • Materials: As Built Quantity Take-off, Bill of Quantities OR Cost Plan.
  • Energy Modelling: Including thermal control, hot water, lighting, vertical transport and other building integrated systems.
  • Water Modelling: Building Water Usage Modelling.
  • Equipment: If available the specs of HVAC systems (Fuel sources, efficeincy / EER / COP, energy recovery systems etc), Lighting fixtures and controls, onsite generation, water heating technology etc.
  • Area Schedule: Area schedule by Function.
  • Other Design Docs: Hydraulic, Elec. Struct. Engineers drawings and reports.
  • Use Planning: Intended use or occupancy data.  Eg hours, number of occupants etc.

 


Summary

    Design Brief (eg RIBA Stage 1, Pre-design, Development Approval) Concept design (eg RIBA Stage 2, Development Approval,  Greenstar Design Review) Detailed Design (eg RIBA Stage 4) Construction and Handover (eg RIBA Stage 5 or Greenstar final Submission) Use (eg RIBA Stage 7)
Design Brief Information Function/s and Estimated size are all that is required for a Target Setting LCA study. Required Desirable Desirable Desirable Desirable
Initial Plans Early design layouts may be enough to facilitate the initial detailed LCA study however it is recommended that Architectural and Structural documentation is relied on. Required Not required Not required Not required
Structural 3D Structural Model (Revit, IFC, gbXML, Sketchup, ArchiCAD) OR Structural Drawings. Desirable Required Required Required
Architectural 3D Architectural model OR Architectural Drawings. Desirable Required Required Required
Materials Quantity Take-off, Bill of Quantities OR Cost Plan. Desirable Desirable Desirable Desirable
Equipment  If available the intended specs of HVAC systems (Fuel sources, efficiency / EER / COP, energy recovery systems etc), Lighting fixtures and controls, onsite generation, water heating technology etc. Desirable Desirable Desirable Desirable
Energy Modelling Including thermal control, hot water, lighting, vertical transport and other building integrated systems. Desirable Preferred Required Required
Water Modelling Building Water Usage Modelling. Desirable Desirable Preferred Desirable
Area Schedule Area schedule by Function. Desirable Desirable Desirable Desirable Desirable
Other Design Docs Hydraulic, Elec. Struct. Engineers drawings and reports. Desirable Desirable Desirable Desirable
Use Planning Intended use or occupancy data.  Eg hours, number of occupants etc. Desirable Desirable Desirable Desirable Desirable
Actual energy and water use From Building Management System, Utility Bills or similar. Required

 

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