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                                                                        Issue Date: 27 Sep 06
                                                                        Review Date: Mar 07

 ESD SECTION OF DESIGN REPORT TEMPLATE                                  V1 issued on 27 Sep 05




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 design development information,
the content of which is described as:

       Concept Design Report
       Design to be progressed to the point required to provide risk minimisation, scope
        and cost certainty to +/- 10%.
       Whole of Life considerations inclusive of NOD, ISD and other relevant operating
        costs
       ESD, including identification of Green Star rating to be obtained(if any)
       Detailed cost plan
       Design Review/Approval


The following template is offered as guidance to practitioners to prepare the ESD section as
described above. The template is designed to fulfill the requirements of the Defence Green
Building Requirements (GBR), Part 1 in the development of the ESD section of the Design
Report.
Introduction
Goal of section is to provide a general overview of the development (as different building
types will have different ESD requirements), state level of performance (e.g. GBR Part 1
performance requirements or variations) and demonstrate consistency with other Defence
requirements.

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

   Briefly describe the building/facility types
   Re-state the ESD requirements from the Functional Design Brief (FDB), 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 3 rd -party external certification, a reduction in the
    requirements due to security concerns, etc.)
   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.



Overview of Approach
Goal of section is to provide an overview of the how ESD was considered and integrated into
project design. 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:

   Briefly describe methodologies/actions of project team in arriving at design elements and
    solutions (e.g. workshops/charrettes, reliance on rating tools/protocols, performance
    modeling, specialist advice sought, etc.)
   State any assumptions and/or relevant considerations that were made that are reflected in

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    the design and/or were made in the course of performance modeling
   Describe site, functional and climate opportunities and constraints, as contributing to
    design output
   Provide an introduction overview of key design elements/solutions for the project (e.g.
    passive design features, water use reduction, waste minimisation, superior indoor air
    quality, etc.) These key features should be broken into “headings” that will form the
    structure of the detail to be provided in the following section. Headings might be, for
    example, “energy”, “water”, “indoor environment quality”, etc.
   Describe WOL considerations and benefits (i.e. lower ongoing maintenance costs, energy
    savings, etc.)



Key ESD Elements
Goal of section is to demonstrate how the Performance Requirements, Essential Requirements
and other ESD measures as defined in the FDB have been met in the building/project design.
It is necessary to provide detail of systems, technologies, design decisions, etc. that
demonstrate to Defence that the solution is workable, practical, technically sound and cost-
effective.

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

   Utilising the “headings” as developed in section above, provide substantial detail on
    building design such as -
        Building layout and footprint
        Passive design features
        Building fabric features
        Indoor environment quality optimisation
        Energy use minimisation (systems and equipment, impact on energy efficiency and
         conservation, metering and sub-metering, etc.)
        Water use reduction (water systems, fittings and fixtures, impact on water efficiency
         and conservation, metering and sub-metering, etc.)
        Emissions reduction (ozone layer depletion minimisation, stormwater, pollution
         prevention, etc.)
        Land use and ecology
        Choice of materials (renewable-content products, recycled-content products, impacts
         on air quality, embodied energy, etc.)
        Transport impact minimisation (bike spaces, showers, lockers, other transportation-
         related features, etc.)
        Social sustainability and occupant satisfaction
        Management (environment management system and plan, commissioning, building
         tuning, etc.)
        Innovative or stand-alone features/technologies

   Indicate where performance modeling (e.g. energy modeling, shading analysis, thermal
    comfort assessment, daylight modeling, computational fluid dynamics modeling) was
    utilised, note programs/methods and state results
   Indicate features that will contribute to ongoing monitoring/tracking of performance
    during operation (e.g. energy and water metering and sub-metering) and how to be
    integrated into Defence processes/ requirements (e.g. link with a control and monitoring
    system, policy reporting)
   Provide detail on cost or program implications from ESD solutions/strategies employed

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    in design
   Describe key issues for balancing sustainability with Defence’s other requirements
   Note, if necessary, any potential risks (i.e. long lead time, ordering quantity, etc.) and
    strategies to minimise
   Describe key issues for commissioning and handover strategy, and building tuning during
    defects liability period



ESD Rating Assessment/Certification Requirements
Goal of section is to provide information on internal assessment and/or external certification
process (e.g. Housing Energy Rating, ABGR, Green Star), if required.

Example contents, which should include, though not be restricted to, the following:
  Preliminary assessment
  Certified assessment
  Timing, process and information required to complete external, 3 rd -party certification
  Costs involved, if any (e.g. certification fees)



Appendices (to overall Design Report)
   Completed ESD checklists (Minor Project and/or Major Project)
   Modeling reports
   Estimation of annual energy and water consumption
   WOL analysis




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