ESD section in FDB template by gigi12

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									                                                                         Version No. 2
                                                                         Issue Date: 27 Sep 06
                                                                         Review Date: Mar 07
    ESD SECTION OF FUNCTIONAL DESIGN BRIEF
                                                                         V1 issued on 27 Sep 05
                (FDB) TEMPLATE


The DBC template, as provided in the Defence Infrastructure Management (IM), contains
the requirements for information in support of a DBC submission.

Section 20 - Development of the Preferred Option requires a Design Brief (DB), the content
of which is described as:


    The Design Brief (DB) which forms the basis for design development. The DB outlines
     the general requirements for the design and construction of the facilities, including:
           CSIG philosophies and policies (e.g. energy conservation)
           General design criteria (e.g. drawing standards and certifications)
           Specifics on building elements, engineering services, external works, security,
            communications etc.
           Identification of functional outcomes required including functional relationships
           Identification of facilities, engineering services, communications and information
            systems, and corporate support requirements
           Identification of relevant policies which the design solution must meet
           Identifies full scope of the proposal which is formally ‘locked down’


The following template is offered as guidance to practitioners to fulfil the requirements of
the Defence Green Building Requirements (GBR), Part 1 in the development of the ESD
section of the Design Brief.

Note: other sections of the FDB will also address ESD issues, i.e. mechanical services section.
It is necessary that project team members responsible for these various sections coordinate
so that there is consistency with the ESD requirements and with the overall design
approach. An example might be setting of internal temperature/comfort conditions, e.g. the
mechanical section will set the temperature band, whereas the ESD measures might suggest
a wider temperature range and OHS measures might recommend a range of thermal
environment conditions.
General
Goal of section is to provide a general overview of the development (as different building
types will have different ESD requirements), indicate consistency or variation with ESD
statements in the Strategic Business Case and demonstrate consistency with other Defence
requirements.

Example contents, which should include, though not be restricted to, the following:

   State the building/facility types that are being considered in the DBC
   Re-state the ESD requirements from the Strategic Business Case (SBC), including any
    variations or request for change being sought (i.e. performance in excess of that required
    in the GBR, Part 1, an intention to seek 3rd-party external certification, a reduction in the
    requirements due to security concerns, etc.)
   Indicate any changes in the ESD requirements that will apply to the project, as differing
    from the SBC.
   Note consistency and complimentary objectives of applicable Defence/Commonwealth
    policies and requirements, such as -
        Commonwealth Energy Policy – EEGO – Energy Efficiency in Government
         Operations (DEH)
        Considerations for incorporating Energy Efficiency into requirements for Australian
         Government owned and leased buildings (DEH) – in particular, a detailed template
         of possible design & construction specifications
        Energy Management Guide for Australian Government owned and leased buildings
         (DEH)
        Environmental Purchasing Guide (DEH)
        ESD Design Guide for Australian Government Buildings (DEH)
        Green Lease Schedule templates and GLS practice notes (DEH)
        Defence Environmental Management System,
        Defence Environmental Policy,
        Defence ESD Strategy,
        Defence Green Building Requirements,
        Defence Energy Management Strategy,
        Defence Greenhouse Strategy,
        Defence Sustainable Water Management Strategy,
        Defence Waste Materials Minimisation Policy,
        Defence Heritage Strategy,
        Defence Procurement Policy Manual and, in particular, Chapter 3.16 Environment
         in Procurement.



Design Objectives
Goal of section is to provide an overview of the ESD measures being integrated into the
project and the benefits these ESD initiatives will provide. It is not necessary to provide
minute detail of systems, technologies, design decisions, etc. This section will, however, need
to satisfy to Defence that its contractors have actively considered ESD for the project and can
demonstrate sufficient knowledge and expertise around the subject to deliver an integrated,
workable and cost-effective solution given the facility issues and site
opportunities/constraints. It should also address how Whole of Life (WOL) considerations
have been integrated into project outcomes.

Example contents, which should include, though not be restricted to, the following:

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   Describe site or functional issues that were factored in/helped shape the ESD solution for
    the project
   Describe how climate issues were factored in/helped shape the ESD solution for the
    project
   Describe differences in approach or outcome for different building/facility types, e.g.
    natural ventilation in Living In Accommodation, versus mixed-mode in office spaces
   Indicate where trade-offs between different environmental objectives (e.g. energy and
    indoor environment quality) were part of the solution
   Describe where solutions or initiatives for individual buildings contribute to or are treated
    to meet site-wide objectives, e.g. utilising wastewater that is generated elsewhere on site,
    exporting wastewater elsewhere on site to address a need, etc.
   Describe WOL considerations and benefits (i.e. lower ongoing maintenance costs, energy
    savings, etc.)



ESD Performance & Essential Requirements
Goal of section is to confirm the performance requirements that will be met for the project, as
per the GBR, Part 1. Differences between building types are to be noted, and solutions where
facilities contain more than one building type (i.e. office and workshop) are to be described.

Example contents, which should include, though not be restricted to, the following:

   Minimum Commonwealth Requirements
      Confirm compliance with Commonwealth Energy Policy and minimum
       Commonwealth ESD Performance Requirements
      Differentiate by building type (e.g. office, LIA/residential, education or
       workshop/hangar)

   Defence ESD Performance Targets
       Confirm compliance with Defence energy targets (e.g. ABGR rating, improvement
        over BCA minimum, etc.)
       Confirm compliance with Defence water target
       Confirm compliance with Defence waste target
       Confirm compliance with Defence Green Star rating
       Differentiate by building type (e.g. office, LIA/residential, education or
        workshop/hangar)

   Defence ESD Essential Requirements
       Confirm compliance with ESD Essential Requirements in energy, water, materials &
        waste, management and other
       Differentiate by building type (e.g. office, LIA/residential, education or
        workshop/hangar)

   Other ESD Requirements specific to the project



ESD Reporting Requirements
Goal of section is to confirm the reporting requirements that will be met for the project, as
per the GBR, Part 1.

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Example contents, which should include, though not be restricted to, the following:
  Design Stage reporting, which may include:
      ESD initiatives and measures, their justification in project design and output of
       performance simulation modeling exercises (e.g. energy modeling, shading analysis,
       thermal comfort assessment, daylight modeling, computational fluid dynamics
       modeling) at detailed design and start of construction documentation
      If required, documentation and evidence in support of internal assessment and/or,
       external 3rd-party rating or certification requirement (e.g. NatHERS, ABGR, Green
       Star)

   Construction Stage reporting, which should include:
      Environmental Management plan including waste minimisation plan, targets and
       documentation demonstrating compliance
      EMS targets and documentation demonstrating compliance
      Commissioning plan and record plan compliance
      If required, documentation and evidence in support of internal assessment and/or,
       external 3rd-party rating or certification requirement (e.g. Green Star)

   Handover and Defects and Liability reporting, which should include:
      Building users’ guide
      Utility management plan
      Monitoring requirements and systems for energy, water and waste
      Continuation of commissioning works and plan compliance (including quarterly
       building tuning and final re-commissioning)
      If required, documentation and evidence in support of internal assessment and/or,
       external 3rd-party rating or certification requirement (e.g. ABGR, Green Star)
      Post occupancy evaluation and case study




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