Realising opportunities for resource efficiency through surveying. Introducing the Refurbishment Survey Toolkit (Pilot). What is resource efficiency ?. Material Quantity. Energy. Water.
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Realising opportunities for resource efficiency through surveying
Introducing the Refurbishment Survey Toolkit (Pilot)
“Resource efficient construction makes best use of materials, water and energy over the lifecycle of built assets to minimise embodied and operational carbon”
Components of resourceefficiencythat can be influenced by a building surveyor
End of Life
Business benefits of resource efficient construction include:
Surveyors have a key role to play
Assemble working group of experts to test and understand:
....of a resource efficient approach
Identify what is required to increase awareness and help surveyors to deliver more resource efficient refurbishment projects
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What are the potential advantages / disadvantages of a more resource efficient approach?
Process of addressing Resource Efficiency
Click here to understand what Resource Efficiency (RE) means and why it is of relevance to clients and surveyors
Click here to understand the Resource Efficiency actions that can be applied at each construction stage.
2) Process of addressing Resource Efficiency
Click here to view WRAP's recommended approach to resource efficient procurement and understand how to embed this within your projects
Click here to view the key Resource Efficiency considerations that may be applicable to your project (and understand the associated benefits). Links to case studies and business cases are provided.
Click here to view relevant information such as legislation, environmental assessment and useful websites for different UK regions.
3) Further Information
Project Specific Resource Efficiency Brief
(RMP scoping output)
Resource Management Plan
nThe Policy Statement declares the high level commitment (and typically contains actions and goals for being more resource efficient).
nThe Project Specific Resource Efficiency Brief details the actions to be taken based on project specific circumstances.
nThe Contract Clause formalises the approach and requires adherence to the agreed actions (e.g. through the Resource Management Planning process).
nThe Project Implementation stage defines the information that should be gathered to evidence actions.
Click on each link to view more information about each step of the process and model wording to be used in your own documents
Case study:62-64 Seymour Street
Refurbishment of 5 storey Victorian residential
block; mixed use.
- Set 'Cradle to Gate' targets for embodied carbon
- Concrete frame - 439tCO2e (50% GGBS)
- Cladding 740tCO2e
- Transport study demonstrated a 30-40% contribution of total embodied carbon of precast concrete due to transportation
- Analysis of three suppliers (Lincolnshire, Dublin and Brussels) local supplier used despite higher cost.
Optimising Materials Use On Site
Numerous opportunities exist throughout the survey, design and construction stages to embed Resource Efficiency in a refurbishment project through simple consideration of the materials used.
Equally, organisations can take advantage of opportunities to reduce costs through considered material specification, with lifetime maintenance and management costs typically around five times greater than the cost of initial construction.
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