This guide is written for clients, architects, project managers, building services engineers, quantity surveyors and facilities staff. It presents a working document which provides a strategy to assist all those involved to minimise the environmental impact of buildings over the entire building life cycle. It makes recommendations for designing best practice environmentally friendly buildings, minimising the adverse environmental impact of buildings in use, for refurbishment of buildings and for disposing of them in an environmentally sound way. It states the Code complements other publications such as CIRIA's Environmental Handbooks and assessment methods such as BREEAM, which provide a means of assessing and demonstrating compliance with environmental objectives.
This publication also includes as an attachment Integrated Building Design: An interactive training module for construction industry and clients
Which presents a module based on BSRIA's Environmental Code of Practice and Project Management Handbook and related work on building design.
Writes for construction industry professionals and clients and takes account of input from industry, educationalists and professional institutions.
Provides the key concepts of integrated building design (IBD) and particularly the integration of environmental issues. The aim is also to demonstrate some of the practical applications of IBD. Notes this training module can be used in a range of Continuing Professional Development training situations. Describes how IBD has developed over the past 25 years and brings the user up to date with the current status of IBD, the influence of environmental factors on the design process, the role of key players and feedback from different stakeholders. Goes on to explore how IBD can be promoted and managed to achieve best results. Uses a range of examples and exercises to simulate different solutions that may arise in typical design projects.
Supplies a resource library giving references to more information, key contact organisations and training in IBD and its related topics..