Welcome to examine the categories in the set of criteria for office and service buildings!
This overview of the set of criteria shows the subject areas that are addressed under each criterion, along with the associated weightings. The total number of points is 100, and an extra 10 points can be awarded for innovation.
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The table below presents the minimum requirements for reaching different classification levels. The minimum levels apply to moisture management, indoor air quality and energy efficiency.
|Criterion||1 star||2 stars||3 stars||4 stars||5 stars|
|P1.2 HVAC Commissioning||50 %||50 %||50 %|
|P1.3 User guide and training||100 %||100 %|
|P2.1 Moisture safe design||75 %||75 %||75 %|
|P2.2 Moisture safe construction||75 %||75 %||75 %||75 %|
|Y1.1 Life cycle carbon footprint||15 %||30 %||30 %|
|Y2.1 Energy efficiency||20 %||30 %||40 %||40 %|
|S1.1 Indoor temperature||25 %||50 %||50 %|
|S1.2 Air quality||50 %||50 %||50 %||50 %|
|S1.4 Material emissions||50 %||50 %||50 %|
|In-use audit after 1 or 2 years||YES|
All calculators and checklists can be found in the Materials-page.
P1.1 Design phase audit
By systematically inspecting the environmental targets set for the project in the design phase based on design and contract documentation, it is possible to ensure the end result also meets the target.
- Systematic process of classification, 100% of the weighted value
P1.2 HVAC Commissioning
Implementing of HVAC commissioning between systems and preparing for the commissioning already at the design phase.
The project is subject to high-quality HVAC Commissioning according to the following requirements:
- HVAC Commissioning, 50% of the weighted value
- Operational metering according to best practices, 50% of the weighted value
P1.3 User guide and training
Ensuring the designed use of the building by promoting smooth communication and guidance.
- High-quality user guide, 100% of the weighted value Laadukas käytön opastus, 100 % painoarvosta
P2.1 Moisture safe design
Design phase includes identification of moisture risks and managing the risks by ensuring that the design solutions will work.
High-quality management of moisture risks (75% of the weighted value) can also be fulfilled by acquiring the Drychain10 status.
- Management of moisture-related risks during the design phase, 75% of the weighted value.
- Separate inspections for moisture risk structures, 25% of the weighted value
P2.2 Moisture safe construction
Moisture damage and indoor air problems during usage can be prevented by moisture safe construction site and high-quality construction.
Moisture safety has been conducted according to best practices and during construction site phase the following tasks have been verified:
- High-quality moisture safety of the construction site 75% of the weighted value
- Follow-up of drying of the moisture risk structures, 25% of the weighted value
P3.1 Sustainable construction
The requirements of the construction site are aimed at implementing an energy efficient construction site with minimal disturbances and controlled environmental impacts and risks.
- A good environmental control, 50% of the weighted value
- Managing the environmental impact of the site, 100% of the weighted value
P3.2 Site dust management
Minimizing the amount of dust, remaining after construction, in the systems and spaces by implementing a good dust management in the site.
Implementing the best practices for cleanliness in construction and ventilation work in accordance with the cleanliness class P1.
- Cleanliness management in accordance with the cleanliness class P1, 75% of the weighted value
- Cleanliness verified with measuring the dust accumulation, 25% of the weighted value
T1.1 Life cycle costs
Consideration of life cycle and maintenance costs in the project promotes the usage cost and maintenance of the building during the design process.
- The lifecycle costs have been calculated for the building project, 50% of the weighted value
- Estimation of maintenance costs based on performance, 25% of the weighted value
- Comparison of the life cycle costs 25% of the weighted value
The durability of the building’s shared spaces against normal personal and logistic use is ensured by design solutions.
- Design solutions for durability, 100% of the weighted value
Ensuring the proper maintenance of the building, service routes and avoiding problematic solutions for maintenance.
- Best practices for maintenance, 50% of the weighted value
- Consideration of maintenance needs, 50% of the weighted value
Consideration of the building’s modularity according to the ‘SUKE’ procedure.
- Implementation of open construction, 50% of the weighted value
- Alternative uses have been defined, 50% of the weighted value
ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENT
Y1.1 Life cycle carbon footprint
The carbon footprint of the building provides a tool for measuring the savings of carbon footprint during a building’s life cycle relative to conventional construction.
- Calculation of the carbon footprint of the construction phase, 25% of the weighted value
- Saving of the carbon footprint of life cycle, 75% of the weighted value
Y1.2 Material resource efficiency
Promote material efficiency when selecting material in the project and environmental awareness of production of building materials.
A separate material efficiency calculator is used for gathering the results of material efficiency.
- Material efficiency, 75% of the weighted value
- Use of green products, 25%
Y2.1 Energy efficiency
Evaluation of the energy performance of the building based on the energy certificate.
The rating according to the new regulations is based on a linear correlation between the minimum level and 70% of the A-energy class.
For basic renovations, the start of the correlation is the energy grade C.
- Energy efficiency of a building based on the E-value 0–100% of the weighted value
Y2.2 Energy metering
Comprehensive function-specific consumption metering allows for efficient monitoring of the use of energy in the building and controlling problems in system operation.
- Energy metering for main systems, 50% of the weighted value
- Measured power consumption of users, 25% of the weighted value
- Implemented active energy usage information, 25% of the weighted value
Y2.3 Consumption targets
System-level targets for energy consumption give a concrete expectation for building’s energy consumption during use and, together with energy metering, speed up the response to system failures.
- Calculated target consumption, 50% of the weighted value
- Calculated target value of baseline power, 50% of the weighted value
Y2.4 Core system efficiency
The energy efficiency and controls of systems outside of energy certificate are in line with good practices.
- Core systems are energy efficient, 100% of the weighted value
Y3.1 Water efficiency
By choosing technical systems, ensure that there is no unnecessary water consumption in the building.
- Implemented water efficient system, 100% of the weighted value
Y4.1 Ecological value
Promoting biodiversity and safeguarding the viability of soil and vegetation, and taking into account the characteristics of local landscapes, considering the structures involved in controlling stormwater.
Diverse construction is acknowledged by taking into account the existing natural values and by multifaceted landscaping, which also considers the stormwater management structures.
- Good green efficiency, 25% of the weighted value
- High green efficiency, 50% of the weighted value
- Reducing the stormwater load, 25% of the weighted value
Y4.2 Cyclist and strollers spaces
Ensuring the safety of cyclists and strollers on the site. Promoting cycling and strolling by implementing high quality bicycle storage and social facilities.
- Safety of the traffic area of the property, 50% of the weighted value
- High-quality facilities supporting cycling, 50% of the weighted value
Indoor air and wellbeing
S1.1 Indoor temperature
Good thermal conditions have a significant impact on work productivity and wellbeing. The indoor thermal conditions are based on the operative indoor temperature and its limits are set according to the Classification of Indoor Environment 2018.
- Monitorability of thermal conditions, 25% of the weighted value
- Thermal conditions of indoor environment category S2, 25% of the weighted value
- Thermal conditions according to Indoor environment category S1, 50% of the weighted value
S1.2 Air quality
The quality of indoor air and the factors affecting it, such as adequate ventilation, filtration of supply air and high-quality materials, are the foundation of a good indoor climate.
- Indoor air quality according to category S2, 50% of the weighted value
- Indoor air quality according to category S1, 50% of the weighted value
S1.3 User controls
Thermal and lighting conditions suited for personal preferences increase flexibility and improve user satisfaction.
- Adjustable thermal conditions, 50% of the weighted value
- User-adjustable lighting, 50% of the weighted value
S1.4 Material emissions
Low-emission materials have been effective in significantly reducing the total concentration of harmful indoor pollutants.
- Room air quality is indicated by measurements, 50% of the weighted value
- Low-emission indoor materials, 50% of the weighted valuE
Daylight has positive impacts on the users, among other things, improving the activity.
- Sufficient daylight in working spaces, 100% of the weighted value
S2.2 Lighting quality
Adequate amount of light and good quality of lighting ensure safe working environment which is good for the eyes.
- Good lighting quality, 100% of the weighted value
S3.1 Space acoustics
Good space acoustics ensures a natural working environment and supports the activity of users.
- Implementation of good space acoustics, 50% of the weighted value
- Implementation of good space acoustics of open-plan offices, 50% of the weighted value
S3.2 Sound insulation
Good soundproofing of structures reduces sound from one room to another and reduces interference experienced by user.
- Structural sound insulation better than the required level, 100% of the weighted value
Enabling approval of non-classified innovations and, rewarding of clear surpassing of criteria requirements.
- Implementing the approved innovation, 20% of the weighted value for each innovation