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Project Summary Project Description Application of Tools Opinion of Tools Decision making process Contact Details

Application of tools

Name der Fallstudie
Llandarcy Urban Village - Das Urbane Dorf


Name of tool
A project based design code;

Description of tool - character
The design code sets out the framework for securing high quality urbanism and the process for controlling development.

Description of tool - availability
A specific design code was drawn up for the project by a consultant.

Description of tool - existing
A specific design code was drawn up for the project, for information on availability contact "The Princeâs Foundation". The code is based on a "Centre to Edge transition" that occurs in most good urban settlements; underpinning this are the fundamental principles of traditional urbanism, something that the design team have unparalleled experience of. The design code is not yet in the available for public viewing.

Description of tool - adaptation
The design code is place specific in that it seeks to reinforce local distinctiveness.


Name of tool
BREEAM (Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method).

Description of tool - character
This tool is an assessment method.

Description of tool - availability
Information about BREEAM is available from BRE. There is a charge for a BREEAM assessment which has to be completed by an accredited BREEAM assessor in order to the accreditation to be valid.

Description of tool - existing
The BREEAM on the Environment Agency building was based on the existing BREEAM assessment.

Description of tool - adaptation
The tool considers the local context.


Name of tool
Building Research Establishment (BRE) Sustainability Checklist;

Description of tool - character
This tool is a checklist for ensuring the sustainability of developments. This tool is designed to be used by those involved in planning or building sizeable developments from estates to urban villages and regeneration projects. It focuses on sustainability aspects relating to buildings and infrastructure, providing guidance on standards and indicators.

Description of tool - availability
This tool is available in hardcopy at a cost of £50 or free to download a computer version from a website <a href="http://www.sustainability-checklist.co.uk/"target="blank">http://www.sustainability-checklist.co.uk/</a>. The computer based version is an improved version of the one used for Llandarcy.

Description of tool - existing
The checklist is based on research undertaken at BRE, and it is intended to be refined as new knowledge becomes available and in response to feedback from users.

Description of tool - adaptation
The form of the tool used in this case study was an adapted version of the original hard copy format, into a more user friendly computer based checklist based in Excel with columns identifying the level of performance that is achieved. Each row, representing a sustainability aspect, is shaded according to the level of performance achieved with green representing best practice, yellow for those aspects that are good practice and red for those that are the minimum acceptable where improvements should be considered. Poorly performing aspects of the development can be clearly identified. Parsons Brinkerhoff, the projects environmental consultants adapted the tool.


Welche Tools wurden verwendet, um Nachhaltigkeit zu beurteilen?

A project based design code;

BREEAM (Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method).

Building Research Establishment (BRE) Sustainability Checklist;

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