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    How to maximise BREEAM and LEED credits using water and energy saving products from Ecoprod

    How Ecoprod products can help you maximise BREEAM credits

    Waterless Urinals

    There are a number of ways in which specification of waterless urinals such as our URIMAT urinals can help you maximise your BREEAM credits.

    • The specification of waterless urinals will help to maximise the number of credits achieved in Wat 01 of BREEAM New Construction and BREEAM Non-Domestic Refurbishment.
    • The cost of achieving Wat 03 in BREEAM New Construction and BREEAM Non-Domestic Refurbishment can be reduced by specifying waterless urinals, as there is no need to detect, prevent or stop water leaks. This means the extent of metering and monitoring is reduced, helping make Wat 03 a more cost effective credit.
    • Achieve the highest number of credits available for Wat 03 in BREEAM In-use by specifying waterless urinals.
    • Ensuring that waterless urinals are specified in company policy, related to building refurbishment work, is a simple way to help gain 2 credits during a BREEAM In-use assessment.
    • As part of a BREEAM In-use assessment, waterless urinals can contribute to an organization’s water strategy (Wat 15) in relation to the maintenance of water systems. Up to 4 credits are available, and the specification of waterless urinals can help achieve this credit.
    • As part of a BREEAM In-use assessment, Wat 16, the use of waterless urinals can help reduce the size and capacity of a rainwater or greywater system because the total water demand is reduced. This may result in financial cost-savings and achieving more credits in Wat 16.
    • BREEAM In-use encourages occupants to engage with water efficiency and to help reduce water wastage. One credit can be achieved by using the awareness raising literature, supplied with our waterless urinals, to help achieve Wat 18.
    • BREEAM Infrastructure encourages water efficiency planning and implementation and offers up-to to 5 credits for projects that recognise the importance of water efficiency. The specification of waterless urinals will help your client achieve full credits for Wat 01 Water efficiency planning and implementation.

    Sensor-operated taps

    BREEAM encourages the procurement of energy efficient equipment, and this includes not wasting hot water. The specification of sensor taps such as miscea or Conti+ can help projects achieve credits in Ene 08 Energy efficient equipment.

    When undertaking a BREEAM In-Use assessment, ask the assessor to consider including sensor taps in the credit ENE68A, as they are a form of proximity equipment sensor, and help to reduce energy demand.

    If all wash hand basins taps in a building are fitted with sensor taps and have a flow rate of less than 6.0 litres per minute, then projects can achieve maximum credits in a BREEAM In-Use assessment for Wat 04-Water efficient equipment: hand washing basins.

    Low energy hand dryers

    BREEAM encourages the procurement of energy efficient equipment, and this includes small power, plug-in equipment. The specification of low energy hand dryers such as the Mitsubishi Jet Towel can help projects achieve credits in Ene 08 Energy efficient equipment for BREEAM New Constructions and BREEAM Non-Domestic Refurbishment.

    When undertaking a BREEAM In-Use assessment, ask the assessor to consider including low energy hand dryers in the credit ENE68A, as they are a form of proximity equipment sensor and help reduce energy demand.

    How Ecoprod products can help you achieve LEED credits

    Waterless Urinals

    The specification of waterless urinals in LEED Building Design and Construction offers a strong contribution towards meeting the prerequisite requirements and achieving credits in indoor water use reduction.

    LEED Building Design and Construction and LEED Interior Design and Construction offers credits for the installation of water meters. The specification of waterless urinals can help to rationalise the extent of a water metering system and make attaining the credit easier to achieve.

    Sensor-operated taps & low energy hand dryers

    The use of sensor taps and low energy hand dryers will help reduce the operational energy demand of a building and this will contribute towards achieving credits in LEED.

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