BREEAM RSC 03 Extended Resources Inventory
By creating an extended resources inventory, 2.1% more BREEAM points can be achieved in the BREEAM In-Use certification. Therefore, the extended resources inventory is very helpful for reaching a high rating such as BREEAM Excellent (≥ 70%) or Outstanding (≥ 85%).
What We Offer
We support you in creating a simple or extended resources inventory:
RSC03 Resources Inventory (Simple Resources Inventory) (2 Points)
a) functional classification (e.g. carpet, window) according to a nationally recognised classification system (e.g. Uniclass in the UK)
b) the constituent materials (e.g. mild steel, mineral wool) according to a nationally recognised classification system (e.g. Uniclass in the UK)
c) the location in the assetd) estimated quantity in the asset in a suitable unit (e.g. m3, kg, number of).
RSC03 Resources Inventory (Extended Resources Inventory) (4 Points)
In addition to the items listed above for a simple resources inventory, an extended resources inventory shall include the following information for each significant resource in the asset:
e) guidance on current financial value
f) guidance on maintaining value through planned maintenance, repair, replacement (of constituent components), and refurbishment works
g) guidance on maintaining value during disassembly and demolition works during, or at the end of, the asset’s life (depending on the estimated remaining service life of the resource and the estimated remaining life of the asset)
h) guidance on maximising financial income, or avoiding costs, through reuse or recycling opportunities, following disassembly and demolition works, including how these may develop in the future.
For the creation of a simple or extended resources inventory, we use our own life cycle assessment tool LCA Online, our construction product tool >https://building-material-scout.com/en/”>Building Material Scout or Madaster. An export as an Excel file is possible in all systems.
Points a) to e) are summarized in the overview of the inventory, points f) to h) are explained individually for each resource recorded.
BREEAM Rewards Responsible Use of Resources
BREEAM In-Use is a performance-based assessment method for certifying existing commercial buildings. The primary objective of the BREEAM In-Use system is to reduce the environmental impact of existing buildings on the environment. You can find more information here: BREEAM website (DE/AT/CH or BREEAM In-Use International.
The BREEAM In-Use assessment is divided into two parts, which can be certified separately:
- Asset Performance: Evaluation of a building’s performance, used to highlight both best practice and potential improvements.
- Management Performance: Evaluation of the management processes used in a building, with which both best practice procedures and potential for optimizing building operation can be highlighted.
Supporting a Circular Economy: Buildings as Material Banks
Creating an extended resources inventory is one criterion for the evaluation of asset performance in BREEAM In-Use. Building products, equipment or furniture are considered resources in the building. Small fasteners (brackets, nails, screws, etc.), adhesives and gaskets can be excluded. The resources inventory shall enable asset owners to recognise, maintain and benefit from the value of resources in the asset and increase the reuse and recycling of resources and reduce the use of virgin materials. This increases the recycling rate of resources, extends the lifespan of materials and products, and reduces the consumption of new materials. The understanding of the building as a material bank enables the implementation of circular economy principles. Waste and costs are reduced during future renovation or expansion work and also during demolition.
RSC 03 Resources Inventory
BREEAM Question: Has a resources inventory been completed in the last 5 years?
|Points||Answer||Select Single Answer Option||Classification|
|0||A||Question not answered|
|2||C||Yes, simple resources inventory|
|4||D||Yes, extended resources inventory||The inventory meets all requirements of an extended resources inventory.|
The resources inventory shall be produced by a competent person who:
a) meets the competent person criteria in Rsc 01 Condition survey
b) has appropriate knowledge of circular economy principles in relation to maintaining and realising the value of resources.
Thanks to our many years of experience in the areas of life cycle assessment, building ecology, advice on optimizing building construction with regard to the use of resources, Cradle to Cradle principles, and waste management in construction processes, we can optimally support you with the BREEAM certification for your project.