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october 2008 uniclass l534:l217 environmental impact of paving summarising the green guide breeam and the code for sustainable

introduction the summary environmental ratings for the various precast concrete paving specifications considered are as follows – selecting sustainable construction materials can be a difficult challenge for specifiers particularly with claims and counterclaims from different sides of the construction industry however the new bre green guide to specification offers useful independent guidance based on life cycle assessment in the form of simple ratings for various construction elements – including paving in various applications these ratings can then be applied to other environmental assessment tools for specific projects such as breeam 2008 and the code for sustainable homes while the green guide looks just at construction elements as built these other tools reward positive impacts of elements in use including concrete block permeable paving – an important sustainable drainage system suds technique taking a wider view of sustainability there are also other

breeam the code for sustainable homes green guide ratings also form an important part of breeam building research establishment’s environmental assessment method a widely used environmental assessment method for buildings with the new version taking effect from august 2008 various versions have been created to suit specific common building types as well as a bespoke version for others with breeam 2008 credits are awarded in nine categories according to performance and added together to produce a single overall score on a scale ranging from ‘pass’ to the newly added ‘outstanding’ category a similar approach is also taken with the code for sustainable homes which replaces ecohomes and the government has confirmed that it is mandatory for all new homes to have a rating against the code ratings range from code level 1 – ‘above regulatory standards’ up to code level 6 – ‘aspirational standard based on zero carbon emissions

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