BREEAM acoustic assessments for HEA 05 and POL 05
Sound Solution Consultants can provide BREEAM acoustic assessments for HEA 05 and POL 05. We can also give acoustic design advice on mixed use buildings for a variety of sectors. We work with licensed BREEAM Assessors and provide an impartial assessment. Working from the design stage all the way through to completion.
So, what is BREEAM?
The ‘Building Research Establishment’s Environmental Assessment Method’ also known as BREEAM, is an international sustainability assessment method for master planning projects. Its aim is to create more sustainable environments to enhance the well-being of the people who live and work in them. As well as to protect natural resources and make for more attractive property investments.
The certification scheme which was developed by BRE Group. Allows independent certification to the assessment of sustainability performance of buildings, community, and infrastructure projects. Through the project life cycle, from design and construction through to operation and refurbishment.
SSC’s Senior Consultants
Our senior consultants achieve clause 1 to 3 of BREEAM suitably qualified acoustician (SQA). Consultants must meet this criteria in order for them to be able to supply clients with any BREEAM acoustic assessment.
SSC also qualify under clause 1 of a BREEAM complaint test body, when considering relevant building acoustics measurements. We achieve this via our UKAS accreditation which covers measurements of sound insulation, reverberation time or ambient noise level under the standards listed.
BREEAM Acoustic Assessments
Our acoustic assessments can include a range of project types. Such as:
- Prisons and other building types.
BREEAM assessments are normally aimed towards two common factors of the BREEAM Technical Manual, at the relevant stage of the project lifecycle, to include:
- Health and wellbeing (HEA 05 credits); acoustic performance.
- Pollution (POL 05 credits); reduction of noise pollution.
What is HEA 05?
HEA 05 looks at the acoustic performance for all building types. It is split into two parts ‘Prerequisite’ which is concerned with external noise, site layout, zoning, acoustic requirements for users and acoustic treatments. Secondly, ‘Acoustic Performance’, that looks at indoor ambient noise, sound insulation and reverberation times. Full details can be found here.
What is POL 05?
Its aim is to reduce the possibility of noise arising from fixed installations on new developments affecting nearby noise-sensitive buildings. Full details can be found here.
Information we will need
Given the diverse nature of projects that can encompass a BREEAM assessment. If you would like a quote, it would be very helpful to provide: