What is BREEAM WAT 02?

By Terry McDonald on 3rd June, 2013

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What is BREEAM WAT 02?

BREEAM WAT 02 - Water monitoring

The aim of BREEAM WAT 02 is to ensure water consumption can be monitored and managed and therefore encourage reductions in water consumption.

One BREEAM credit is available for BREEAM WAT 02.

BREEAM New construction scheme 2011 states the following as guidance notes for compliance:-

  1. The specification of a water meter on the mains water supply to each building; this includes instances where water is supplied via a borehole or other private source
  2. Water-consuming plant or building areas, consuming 10% or more of the building’s total water demand, are either fitted with sub meters or have water monitoring equipment integral to the plant or area (see Compliance notes)
  3. Each meter (main and sub) has a pulsed output to enable connection to a Building Management System (BMS) for the monitoring of water consumption
  4. If the site on which the building is located has an existing BMS, managed by the same occupier/owner (as the new building), the pulsed water meter(s) for the new building must be connected to the existing BMS

For further information on BREEAM WAT 02 and other BREEAM credit criteria, please click on the links below or contact one of our BREEAM experts for advice. Alternatively download the BREEAM new construction scheme 2011 PDF or visit www.breeam.org

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