A2.5.4 Continued…


Step 2: Establish the scope

Create an initial framework plan that can be used to identify:

  • Relevant inputs and outputs
  • Assumptions
  • Project monitoring
  • Evaluation criteria
  • Project risks.

This requires specification of individual project components. Attention also needs to be given to the likely nature of risk associated with specific components, e.g. cost and delivery targets.

Technical working groups may need to be established to scope the project and outline key planning and design principles, and to define specific performance criteria for each of the key building services and infrastructure components, including:

  • Identifying the range of technical skills offered by all stakeholders
  • Specifying specific infrastructure investigations to be undertaken
  • Identifying how sustainability principles can be introduced at all early planning stages. What should the project address?


Step 3: Determine sustainability inputs and outputs

These may include issues such as:

  • Minimising total potable water consumption (water delivery targets, water recycling targets).
  • Minimising greenhouse gas emissions.
  • Minimising energy consumption.
  • Minimising waste generation and disposal / maximising recycling.
  • Maximising the level of public transport use.