BREEAM and the Code for Sustainable Homes on the London 2012 Olympic Park

Lessons from the Velodrome, Aquatics Centre and the Olympic and Paralympic Village

By Neil Paterson, Adam Robinson, Robin Brylewski

© 2012 – IHS BRE Press

64 pages | 25 Color Illus.

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Paperback: 9781848062740
pub: 2012-08-06
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About the Book

This publication contributes to the ‘learning legacy’ for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games and shares the lessons learned about sustainable design and construction on this exceptional project with the construction industry. The report examines the achievement of high levels of sustainability on two of the key venues at the Olympic Park: the use of the BRE Environmental Assessment Method (BREEAM) in the design and construction of the Velodrome and Aquatics Centre; and the use of the Code for Sustainable Homes on the Olympic and Paralympic Village. The findings of these projects will be especially valuable to clients, designers and contractors.

Table of Contents

Preface. Acknowledgements. Executive summary Part 1: Development and Use of BREEAM Assessments for the Olympic Park Venues 1. Introduction 2. Adapting BREEAM for the Olympic Park 3. The Aquatics Centre BREEAM Assessment 4. The Velodrome BREEAM Assessment 5. Comparison of the Aquatics Centre and Velodrome Assessments 6. Lessons Learned 7. Getting the Best out of BREEAM: Lessons for Industry 8. References Part 2: Using the Code for Sustainable Homes on the Olympic and Paralympic Village 1. Introduction 2. Approach Taken 3. Features and Challenges for the Village 4. Achievements 5. Experiences of Using the Code for Sustainable Homes 6. Getting the Best out of the Code for Sustainable Homes: Lessons for Industry 7. References and Further Reading. Appendix: How the Olympic and Paralympic Village Scored in the Code For Sustainable Homes Pre-Assessment Calculator

About the Authors

BRE, UK

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
TEC005000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Construction / General