Sustainable Construction Project Checklist NB To be completed on all projects with a value above £50,000 at the stage that the tender is approved / target cost agreed Pre Design Considered at Planning and Project Brief stage Good Design High quality, high density mixed development with services such as shops, schools, healthcare and recreation provided nearby Use of good quality lasting materials with low levels of maintenance and, where appropriate, low levels of embodied energy. Use of recycled materials where possible Use existing buildings rather than demolish Design for Community safety – incorporating “Secured by Design” principles. Recycle greywater and recycle rainwater from buildings and ensure on-site drainage for all rainwater wherever possible. Clean up or neutralise contamination. Practice lean construction methods. Utilise natural ventilation and light. Design Process Considered at the Project Design /Specification Stage Target <10% Comments/Results/measurable targets or actual outcomes Design for deconstruction with minimum waste. Minimise import/export of materials on construction sites Specifiying or encouraging the use of local suppliers, sub contractors and materials to aid economic development, sustain local jobs and reduce the transport of goods and personnel is undertaken Protect occupiers from external noise and ensure that new development does not increase the noise climate or otherwise adversely affect the surrounding environment. Design residential streets to increase the priority of pedestrians over vehicles. Retain and re-use built heritage to preserve and enhance character and sense of place. Art and community facilities incorporated into public spaces. Whole life costs are taken into account Climate Change Ensure energy reduction/efficiency. Utilise high standards of insulation. Use alternative forms of energy and heat generation Reduce the need to travel. Promote Green travel plans. Promote public transport. Provide good access by foot and cycle Low energy bulbs in street lighting to reduce whole life running costs . Minimise waste/maximise reuse of recycled materials in the construction Protect air quality by minimising emissions from transport and buildings. Use of materials from sustainable sources Public Development New public development should set an example of excellence in terms of quality of design, materials, energy efficiency and minimising the need to travel. Effective protection of the environment and prudent use of natural resources. Greening the City Provide a diversity of well designed and managed open and green spaces. Enhance the character and appearance and attractiveness of our area Protect and providing for wildlife. Recognise cities are heat islands so providing shade and heat absorption. Retain valuable trees on sites and incorporating new planting where appropriate Increase biodiversity where possible. Check list Colour Code Green = considered and applied Yellow - Considered but not applied Red = Not considered or applied N/A = Not applicable Scoring : The Sustainability Index = The number of items assessed as “considered and applied” divided by the number applicable x100.