The UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) came into force at the start of 2016. The Sustainable Development Goals are 17 overarching sustainability that apply to all countries, with the aims of ending poverty, protecting the planet and ensuring prosperity for all by 2030 as part of a new sustainable development agenda. The SDGs cover key challenges including climate change, environmental degradation, and socio-economic issues including health and wellbeing, inequality, and justice. The ultimate aim is to realise a better, more sustainable world.

Alongside the wider family of BREEAM standards, CEEQUAL supports the SDGs, providing guidance and incentives for organisations to contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals. Indeed, as part of its mission to deliver better outcomes in infrastructure and engineering sustainability, CEEQUAL is well placed to provide strategic support to the SDGs and sustainable development agenda.

Explore the interactive graphic below to discover how CEEQUAL aligns with the SDGs.

 

Goal 1: End poverty in all its forms everywhere

Goal 2: End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture

Goal 3: Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages

Goal 4: Ensure inclusive and quality education for all and promote lifelong learning

Goal 5: Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls

Goal 6: Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all

Goal 7: Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all

Goal 8: Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all

Goal 9: Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation

Goal 10: Reduce inequality within and among countries

Goal 11: Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable

Goal 12: Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns

Goal 13: Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts

Goal 14: Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development

Goal 15: Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss

Goal 16: Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels

Goal 17: Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalise the global partnership for sustainable development

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Target 1.4 By 2030, ensure that all men and women, in particular the poor and the vulnerable, have equal rights to economic resources, as well as access to basic services, ownership and control over land and other forms of property, inheritance, natural resources, appropriate new technology and financial services, including microfinance.

CEEQUAL issues ensure the provision of basic services.

Indicator 1.4.1 Proportion of population living in households with access to basic services

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Target 1.5 By 2030, build the resilience of the poor and those in vulnerable situations and reduce their exposure and vulnerability to climate-related extreme events and other economic, social and environmental shocks and disasters.

CEEQUAL issues help to improve resilience to natural disasters and extreme weather.

Indicator 1.5.1 Number of deaths, missing persons and directly affected persons attributed to disasters per 100,000 population.

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Indicator 1.5.2 Direct economic loss attributed to disasters in relation to global gross domestic product (GDP).

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Indicator 1.5.3 Number of countries that adopt and implement national disaster risk reduction strategies in line with the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015–2030.

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Goal 2: End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture

Target 2.4 By 2030, ensure sustainable food production systems and implement resilient agricultural practices that increase productivity and production, that help maintain ecosystems, that strengthen capacity for adaptation to climate change, extreme weather, drought, flooding and other disasters and that progressively improve land and soil quality.

The ecology issues and sustainability management issues within CEEQUAL maintain ecosystems and reduce land degradation in the surrounding area.

Indicator 2.4.1 Proportion of agricultural area under productive and sustainable agriculture

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Target 3.4 By 2030, reduce by one third premature mortality from non-communicable diseases through prevention and treatment and promote mental health and well-being.

CEEQUAL issues mitigate the effects projects have on the surrounding environment helping to reduce the effects on peoples’ health and wellbeing.

Indicator 3.4.1 Mortality rate attributed to cardiovascular disease, cancer, diabetes or chronic respiratory disease.

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Indicator 3.4.2 Suicide mortality rate

Ethical labour plans and policy issues within CEEQUAL can ensure all workers are treated fairly and not put under any duress that could affect their mental health and wellbeing.

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Target 3.6 By 2020, halve the number of global deaths and injuries from road traffic accidents.

CEEQUAL schemes promote safe access for all potential users as well as responsible construction practices with regards to transport.

Indicator 3.6.1 Death rate due to road traffic injuries

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Target 3.9 By 2030, substantially reduce the number of deaths and illnesses from hazardous chemicals and air, water and soil pollution and contamination.

CEEQUAL issues mitigate a projects pollution contribution to the air and the surrounding environment from construction and operational practices.

Indicator 3.9.1 Mortality rate attributed to household and ambient air pollution.

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Indicator 3.9.3 Mortality rate attributed to unintentional poisoning.

Pollution control measures within CEEQUAL help to mitigate poisoning of surrounding watercourses.

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Target 4.a Build and upgrade education facilities that are child, disability and gender sensitive and provide safe, non-violent, inclusive and effective learning environments for all.

Indicator 4.a.1 Proportion of schools with access to (a) electricity; (b) the Internet for pedagogical purposes; (c) computers for pedagogical purposes; (d) adapted infrastructure and materials for students with disabilities; (e) basic drinking water; (f) single-sex basic sanitation facilities; and (g) basic handwashing facilities (as per the WASH indicator definitions).

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The Indicators for this goal are not influenced by the criteria from this scheme.

Target 6.1 By 2030, achieve universal and equitable access to safe and affordable drinking water for all.

CEEQUAL ensures the provision of water services and water management where applicable, during construction and operation.

Indicator 6.1.1 Proportion of population using safely managed drinking water services

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Target 6.2 By 2030, achieve access to adequate and equitable sanitation and hygiene for all and end open defecation, paying special attention to the needs of women and girls and those in vulnerable situations.

CEEQUAL ensures the provision of water services and water management where applicable, during construction and operation.

Indicator 6.2.1 Proportion of population using safely managed sanitation services, including a hand-washing facility with soap and water.

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Target 6.3 By 2030, improve water quality by reducing pollution, eliminating dumping and minimizing release of hazardous chemicals and materials, halving the proportion of untreated wastewater and substantially increasing recycling and safe reuse globally.

CEEQUAL encourages the use of greywater to limit waste.

Indicator 6.3.1 Proportion of wastewater safely treated

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Indicator 6.3.2 Proportion of bodies of water with good ambient water quality.

Control measures within CEEQUAL help to mitigate the pollution of surrounding watercourses

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Target 6.4 By 2030, substantially increase water-use efficiency across all sectors and ensure sustainable withdrawals and supply of freshwater to address water scarcity and substantially reduce the number of people suffering from water scarcity.

The water related issues within CEEQUAL work towards improving water-use efficiency of each project.

Indicator 6.4.1 Change in the water-use efficiency over time

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Indicator 6.4.2 Level of water stress: freshwater withdrawal as a proportion of available freshwater resources.

The water related issues within CEEQUAL work towards improving the water-use efficiency of each project and relieving water-stress.

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Target 6.5 By 2030, implement integrated water resources management at all levels, including through transboundary cooperation as appropriate.

The water issues within CEEQUAL aim for better resource management with regards to water use.

Indicator 6.5.1 Degree of integrated water resources management implementation (0-100)

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Target 6.6 By 2020, protect and restore water-related ecosystems, including mountains, forests, wetlands, rivers, aquifers and lakes.

Control measures within CEEQUAL help to mitigate the pollution of surrounding watercourses.

Indicator 6.6.1 Change in the extent of water-related ecosystems over time.

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Target 6.a By 2030, expand international cooperation and capacity-building support to developing countries in water- and sanitation-related activities and programmes, including water harvesting, desalination, water efficiency, wastewater treatment, recycling and reuse technologies.

CEEQUAL ensures the provision of water efficient measures.

Indicator 6.a.1 Amount of water and sanitation-related official development assistance that is part of a government-coordinated spending plan.

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Target 6.b Support and strengthen the participation of local communities in improving water and sanitation management.

CEEQUAL ensures the provision of water efficient measures in developments, with continued consultation with community members.

Indicator 6.b.1 Proportion of local administrative units with established and operational policies and procedures for participation of local communities in water and sanitation management.

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Target 7.1 By 2030, ensure universal access to affordable, reliable and modern energy services.

Energy issues within CEEQUAL promote the implementation of efficient energy systems and energy consumption reductions.

Indicator 7.1.1 Proportion of population with access to electricity

Energy issues within CEEQUAL promote the implementation of efficient energy systems and energy consumption reductions.

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Indicator 7.1.2 Proportion of population with primary reliance on clean fuels and technology.

Specific Energy issues within CEEQUAL promote the implementation of low and zero carbon technologies and efficient energy systems.

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Target 7.2 By 2030, increase substantially the share of renewable energy in the global energy mix.

Specific Energy issues within CEEQUAL promote the implementation of low and zero carbon technologies and efficient energy systems.

Indicator 7.2.1 Renewable energy share in the total final energy consumption.

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Target 7.3 By 2030, double the global rate of improvement in energy efficiency.

Energy issues within CEEQUAL promote the implementation of efficient energy systems and energy consumption reductions.

Indicator 7.3.1 Energy intensity measured in terms of primary energy and GDP.

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Target 7.a By 2030, enhance international cooperation to facilitate access to clean energy research and technology, including renewable energy, energy efficiency and advanced and cleaner fossil-fuel technology, and promote investment in energy infrastructure and clean energy technology.

Energy issues within CEEQUAL promote the implementation of Low to zero carbon technologies and efficient energy systems.

Indicator 7.a.1 International financial flows to developing countries in support of clean energy research and development and renewable energy production, including in hybrid systems.

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Target 7.b By 2030, expand infrastructure and upgrade technology for supplying modern and sustainable energy services for all in developing countries, in particular least developed countries, small island developing States, and land-locked developing countries, in accordance with their respective programmes of support.

Energy issues within CEEQUAL promote the implementation of efficient energy systems and energy consumption reductions.

Indicator 7.b.1 Investments in energy efficiency as a percentage of GDP and the amount of foreign direct investment in financial transfer for infrastructure and technology to sustainable development services.

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Target 8.3 Promote development-oriented policies that support productive activities, decent job creation, entrepreneurship, creativity and innovation, and encourage the formalization and growth of micro-, small- and medium-sized enterprises, including through access to financial services.

CEEQUAL contains issues that work to provide benefits outside the project to wider society.

Indicator: Indicators N/A.

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Target 8.4 Improve progressively, through 2030, global resource efficiency in consumption and production and endeavour to decouple economic growth from environmental degradation, in accordance with the 10-year framework of programmes on sustainable consumption and production, with developed countries taking the lead.

CEEQUAL helps to reduce the built environment’s footprint with regards to raw materials.

Indicator 8.4.1 Material footprint, material footprint per capita, and material footprint per GDP.

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Indicator 8.4.2 Domestic material consumption, domestic material consumption per capita, and domestic material consumption per GDP.

CEEQUAL helps to reduce the built environment’s footprint with regards to raw materials.

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Target 8.7 Take immediate and effective measures to eradicate forced labour, end modern slavery and human trafficking and secure the prohibition and elimination of the worst forms of child labour, including recruitment and use of child soldiers, and by 2025 end child labour in all its forms.

Ethical labour plans and policies are a key part to issues within CEEQUAL.

Indicator 8.7.1 Proportion and number of children aged 5–17 years engaged in child labour, by sex and age.

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Target 8.8 Protect labour rights and promote safe and secure working environments for all workers, including migrant workers, in particular women migrants, and those in precarious employment.

Monitoring Health and safety during construction falls under the ethical labour plans and policy issues within CEEQUAL.

Indicator 8.8.1 Frequency rates of fatal and non-fatal occupational injuries, by sex and migrant status.

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Indicator 8.8.2 Level of national compliance with labour rights (freedom of association and collective bargaining) based on International Labour Organization (ILO) textual sources and national legislation, by sex and migrant status.

Ethical labour plans and policies are a key part to issues within CEEQUAL.

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Target 8.10 Strengthen the capacity of domestic financial institutions to encourage and expand access to banking, insurance and financial services for all.

Not applicable to CEEQUAL.

Indicator 8.10.1 Number of commercial bank branches and automated teller machines (ATMs) per 100,000 adults.

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Target 9.1 Develop quality, reliable, sustainable and resilient infrastructure, including regional and transborder infrastructure, to support economic development and human well-being, with a focus on affordable and equitable access for all.

Transport sections of CEEQUAL promote improvement of the transport network and services.

Indicator 9.1.1 Proportion of the rural population who live within 2 km of an all-season road.

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Indicator 9.1.2 Passenger and freight volumes, by mode of transport.

CEEQUAL transport issues mitigate the effects of transport and fleet operations linked with construction activities.

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Target 9.4 By 2030, upgrade infrastructure and retrofit industries to make them sustainable, with increased resource-use efficiency and greater adoption of clean and environmentally sound technologies and industrial processes, with all countries taking action in accordance with their respective capabilities.

CEEQUAL promotes the reduction in CO2 equivalent emissions through sustainable construction practices and increased energy efficiency.

Indicator 9.4.1 CO2 emission per unit of value added

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Target 9.5 Enhance scientific research, upgrade the technological capabilities of industrial sectors in all countries, in particular developing countries, including, by 2030, encouraging innovation and substantially increasing the number of research and development workers per 1 million people and public and private research and development spending.

Indicator: Indicator N/A

CEEQUAL encourages innovation through the awarding of extra, innovation credits where applicable.

Target 9.a Facilitate sustainable and resilient infrastructure development in developing countries through enhanced financial, technological and technical support to African countries, least developed countries, landlocked developing countries and small island developing States.

CEEQUAL can help to drive the facilitation of sustainable and resilient infrastructure development. This includes all areas within the scheme, as CEEQUAL is about sustainable and resilient infrastructure, with a select few below.

Indicator 9.a.1 Total official international support (official development assistance plus other official flows) to infrastructure.

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The Indicators for this goal are not influenced by the criteria from this scheme.

Target 11.1 By 2030, ensure access for all to adequate, safe and affordable housing and basic services and upgrade slums.

CEEQUAL promotes access to basic services like water and electricity during construction and operation.

Indicator 11.1.1 Proportion of urban population living in slums, informal settlements or inadequate housing.

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Indicator 11.2.1 Proportion of population that has convenient access to public transport, by sex, age and persons with disabilities.

Transport sections of CEEQUAL ensure access to all season roads and public transport, while promoting sustainable travel plans where applicable.

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11.3 By 2030, enhance inclusive and sustainable urbanization and capacity for participatory, integrated and sustainable human settlement planning and management in all countries.

Specific CEEQUAL criteria encourages responsible land use and land management as well as land use efficiency.

Indicator 11.3.1 Ratio of land consumption rate to population growth rate.

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Indicator 11.3.2Proportion of cities with a direct participation structure of civil society in urban planning and management that operate regularly and democratically.

CEEQUAL helps to facilitate a move towards more sustainable urbanisation.

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Target 11.5 By 2030, significantly reduce the number of deaths and the number of people affected and substantially decrease the direct economic losses relative to global gross domestic product caused by disasters, including water-related disasters, with a focus on protecting the poor and people in vulnerable situations.

CEEQUAL issues help to improve resilience to natural disasters and extreme weather.

Indicator 11.5.1 Number of deaths, missing persons and directly affected persons attributed to disasters per 100,000 population.

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Indicator 11.5.2 Direct economic loss in relation to global GDP, damage to critical infrastructure and number of disruptions to basic services, attributed to disasters.

CEEQUAL issues help to improve resilience to natural disasters and extreme weather.

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Target 11.6 By 2030, reduce the adverse per capita environmental impact of cities, including by paying special attention to air quality and municipal and other waste management.

Construction and operational waste management is an important part of CEEQUAL.

Indicator 11.6.1 Proportion of urban solid waste regularly collected and with adequate final discharge out of total urban solid waste generated, by cities.

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Indicator 11.6.2 Annual mean levels of fine particulate matter (e.g. PM2.5 and PM10) in cities (population weighted).

CEEQUAL criteria encourages the reduction of air pollution and the release of particulate matter.

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Target 11.7 By 2030, provide universal access to safe, inclusive and accessible, green and public spaces, in particular for women and children, older persons and persons with disabilities.

Specific CEEQUAL criteria encourages responsible land use and land management as well as land use efficiency, and ensuring access for all community members.

Indicator 11.7.1 Average share of the built-up area of cities that is open space for public use for all, by sex, age and persons with disabilities.

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Target 11.a Support positive economic, social and environmental links between urban, peri-urban and rural areas by strengthening national and regional development planning.

CEEQUAL issues help to address the social, economic and environmental issues in urban and peri-urban areas and facilitates the sustainable management of resources within infrastructure projects.

Indicator 11.a.1 Proportion of population living in cities that implement urban and regional development plans integrating population projections and resource needs, by size of city.

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Target 11.b By 2020, substantially increase the number of cities and human settlements adopting and implementing integrated policies and plans towards inclusion, resource efficiency, mitigation and adaptation to climate change, resilience to disasters, and develop and implement, in line with the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030, holistic disaster risk management at all levels.

CEEQUAL issues help to improve resilience to natural disasters and extreme weather.

Indicator 11.b.1 Proportion of local governments that adopt and implement local disaster risk reduction strategies in line with the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030.

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Target 11.c Support least developed countries, including through financial and technical assistance, in building sustainable and resilient buildings utilizing local materials.

CEEQUAL can facilitate the move towards the construction of sustainable, resilient and resource-efficient infrastructure.

Indicator 11.c.1 Proportion of financial support to the least developed countries that is allocated to the construction and retrofitting of sustainable, resilient and resource-efficient buildings utilizing local materials.

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Target 12.1 Implement the 10-Year Framework of Programmes on Sustainable Consumption and Production Patterns, all countries taking action, with developed countries taking the lead, taking into account the development and capabilities of developing countries.

CEEQUAL promotes the efficient consumption of resources and raw materials through increased efficiency and alternative transport measures.

Indicator 12.1.1 Number of countries with sustainable consumption and production (SCP) national action plans or SCP mainstreamed as a priority or a target into national policies.

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12.2 By 2030, achieve the sustainable management and efficient use of natural resources.

CEEQUAL helps to reduce the built environment’s footprint with regards to raw materials and procurement.

Indicator 12.2.1 Material footprint, material footprint per capita, and material footprint per GDP

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Indicator 12.2.2 Domestic material consumption, domestic material consumption per capita, and domestic material consumption per GDP.

CEEQUAL facilitates the responsible, efficient consumption of raw materials, with an aim to reduce the built environment’s footprint overall.

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Target 12.4 By 2020, achieve the environmentally sound management of chemicals and all wastes throughout their life cycle, in accordance with agreed international frameworks, and significantly reduce their release to air, water and soil in order to minimize their adverse impacts on human health and the environment.

Responsible and sustainable management of hazardous and non-hazardous waste during construction and operation are key issues within CEEQUAL.

Indicator 12.4.1 Number of parties to international multilateral environmental agreements on hazardous waste, and other chemicals that meet their commitments and obligations in transmitting information as required by each relevant agreement.

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Indicator 12.4.2 Hazardous waste generated per capita and proportion of hazardous waste treated, by type of treatment.

Responsible and sustainable management of hazardous and non-hazardous waste during construction and operation are key issues within CEEQUAL

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Target 12.5 By 2030, substantially reduce waste generation through prevention, reduction, recycling and reuse.

Responsible and sustainable management of hazardous and non-hazardous waste during construction and operation through material and waste recycling are key issues within CEEQUAL.

Indicator 12.5.1 National recycling rate, tons of material recycled.

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Target 12.6 Encourage companies, especially large and transnational companies, to adopt sustainable practices and to integrate sustainability information into their reporting cycle.

Certain issues within CEEQUAL require the monitoring and constant reporting on particular areas within the scheme.

Indicator 12.6.1 Number of companies publishing sustainability reports.

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Target 12.7 Promote public procurement practices that are sustainable, in accordance with national policies and priorities.

Criteria within CEEQUAL require the responsible and sustainable procurement of timber and other construction products.

Indicator 12.7.1 Number of countries implementing sustainable public procurement policies and action plans.

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Target 12.a Support developing countries to strengthen their scientific and technological capacity to move towards more sustainable patterns of consumption and production.

CEEQUAL’s promotion of Low and zero carbon technologies, energy efficient equipment, increased water use efficiency and sustainable material consumption helps to strengthen a countries capacity to move towards more sustainable patterns of consumption.

Indicator 12.a.1 Amount of support to developing countries on research and development for sustainable consumption and production and environmentally sound technologies.

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Target 13.1 Strengthen resilience and adaptive capacity to climate-related hazards and natural disasters in all countries.

CEEQUAL issues help to improve resilience to natural disasters and extreme weather.

Indicator 13.1.2 Number of deaths, missing persons and persons affected by disaster per 100,000 people

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13.2 Integrate climate change measures into national policies, strategies and planning.

CEEQUAL issues help to improve resilience to natural disasters and extreme weather and facilitate increasing a country’s adaptive capacity to such events. Certain issues also help to mitigate carbon equivalent emissions, through low and zero carbon technologies and increased energy efficiency.

Indicator 13.2.1 Number of countries that have communicated the establishment or operationalization of an integrated policy/strategy/plan which increases their ability to adapt to the adverse impacts of climate change, and foster climate resilience and low greenhouse gas emissions development in a manner that does not threaten food production (including a national adaptation plan, nationally determined contribution, national communication, biennial update report or other).

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Target 13.3 Improve education, awareness-raising and human and institutional capacity on climate change mitigation, adaptation, impact reduction and early warning.

CEEQUAL issues help to improve resilience to natural disasters and extreme weather and facilitate increasing a country’s adaptive capacity to such events. Certain issues also help to mitigate carbon equivalent emissions, through low and zero carbon technologies and increased energy efficiency.

Indicator 13.3.2 Number of countries that have communicated the strengthening of institutional, systemic and individual capacity-building to implement adaptation, mitigation and technology transfer, and development actions.

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Target 14.1 By 2025, prevent and significantly reduce marine pollution of all kinds, in particular from land-based activities, including marine debris and nutrient pollution.

Control measures within CEEQUAL help to mitigate the pollution of surrounding watercourses.

Indicator 14.1.1 Index of coastal eutrophication and floating plastic debris density.

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14.2 By 2020, sustainably manage and protect marine and coastal ecosystems to avoid significant adverse impacts, including by strengthening their resilience, and take action for their restoration in order to achieve healthy and productive oceans.

The ecology issues within CEEQUAL maintain ecosystems and reduce land degradation in the surrounding area.

Indicator 14.2.1 Proportion of national exclusive economic zones managed using ecosystem-based approaches.

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Target 14.3 Minimize and address the impacts of ocean acidification, including through enhanced scientific cooperation at all levels.

By promoting the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions, CEEQUAL can help to minimise the built environment’s contribution to increased marine acidification.

Indicator 14.3.1 Average marine acidity (pH) measured at agreed suite of representative sampling stations.

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Target 15.1 By 2020, ensure the conservation, restoration and sustainable use of terrestrial and inland freshwater ecosystems and their services, in particular forests, wetlands, mountains and drylands, in line with obligations under international agreements.

The ecology issues within CEEQUAL maintain ecosystems and reduce land degradation in the surrounding area, while the pollution measures help to minimise any pollution to surrounding watercourses.

Indicator 15.1.2 Proportion of important sites for terrestrial and freshwater biodiversity that are covered by protected areas, by ecosystem type.

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Target 15.2 By 2020, promote the implementation of sustainable management of all types of forests, halt deforestation, restore degraded forests and substantially increase afforestation and reforestation globally.

The responsible and sustainable procurement of timber and certain building materials will facilitate the progression towards sustainable forest management.

Indicator 15.2.1 Progress towards sustainable forest management.

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Target 15.3 By 2030, combat desertification, restore degraded land and soil, including land affected by desertification, drought and floods, and strive to achieve a land degradation-neutral world.

The ecology issues within CEEQUAL maintain ecosystems and reduce land degradation in the surrounding area with the pollution issues minimising any damage from pollution.

Indicator 15.3.1 Proportion of land that is degraded over total land area.

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Target 15.5 Take urgent and significant action to reduce the degradation of natural habitats, halt the loss of biodiversity and, by 2020, protect and prevent the extinction of threatened species.

The ecology issues within CEEQUAL protect and maintain ecosystems and reduce land degradation in the surrounding area.

Indicator 15.5.1 Red List Index.

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Target 15.9 By 2020, integrate ecosystem and biodiversity values into national and local planning, development processes, poverty reduction strategies and accounts.

The ecology issues within CEEQUAL protect and maintain ecosystems and reduce land degradation in the surrounding area.

Indicator 15.9.1 Progress towards national targets established in accordance with Aichi Biodiversity Target 2 of the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011–2020.

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Target 16.2 End abuse, exploitation, trafficking and all forms of violence against and torture of children.

Ethical labour plans and policy issues within CEEQUAL can ensure all workers are treated fairly and ethical sourcing of materials ensures procurement from legally acting bodies.

Indicator 16.2.2 Number of victims of human trafficking per 100,000 population, by sex, age and form of exploitation.

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Target 16.5 Substantially reduce corruption and bribery in all their forms.

Ethical labour plans and policy issues within CEEQUAL can ensure all workers are treated fairly and ethical sourcing of materials ensures procurement from legally acting bodies.

Indicator 16.5.1 Proportion of persons who had at least one contact with a public official and who paid a bribe to a public official, or were asked for a bribe by those public officials, during the previous 12 months.

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Indicator 16.5.2 Proportion of businesses that had at least one contact with a public official and that paid a bribe to a public official, or were asked for a bribe by those public officials during the previous 12 months.

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The Indicators for this goal are not influenced by the criteria from this scheme.

CEEQUAL Criteria:

3.2.6.1 Community diversity (ensuring equal access for all).

3.3.2 Significant economic benefits (Creation of jobs, economic renewal and revitalisation of the community).

7.8.4 Water consumption during operation – consideration during design.

7.8.5 Water consumption during operation – reduction measures included in design.

7.8.6 Water consumption during operation – reduction measures incorporated in works.

7.8.7 Water consumption during construction – client requirements.

7.8.8 Water consumption during construction – policies, plans, and targets.

7.8.9 Water consumption during construction – implementation of plans and policies.

8.1.1 Relationship to the transport network.

8.1.1.1 In the case of a transport project, the project provides improved levels of service and extends to all modes in a way that delivers improved integration.

8.1.1.2 In the case of a non-transport project, the site has been selected because the project (a) requires no or minimal new transport infrastructure and/or (b) mainly makes use of public transport systems.

8.1.2 Transport effects of the completed project.

8.1.3 Access for pedestrians and cyclists.

8.1.4 Need for additional transport infrastructure.

8.1.5 Enhanced operational transport outcomes.

8.1.6 Community consultation on the design objectives.

8.1.7 Resilience of the transport network.

8.1.8 Adaptability of the transport network.

8.1.9 Performance for non-motorised users.

CEEQUAL Criteria:

2.1.1 Identifying resilience requirements.

2.1.4 Identifying and assessing risks.

2.1.5 Communicating risks.

2.1.6 Resilience plan – 2.1.6.1 Resilience plan developed.

2.1.6.2 Resilience plan has been – distributed to all relevant stakeholders, updated, implemented.

2.1.6.3 Deviations justified.

2.1.6.4 Any realised risk event has been reported.

2.1.1 Identifying resilience requirements.

2.1.2 Identifying dependencies.

2.1.3 Communicating dependencies.

2.1.4 Identifying and assessing risks.

2.1.5 Communicating risks.

2.1.6.1 During design and construction, using current project information, a resilience plan has been developed.

2.1.6.2 The resilience plan has been: distributed/updated/implemented.

2.1.6.3 Any deviation from the risk assessment or resilience plan has been supported by written justification.

2.1.6.4 Where necessary, any realised risk event has been reported with appropriate and proportional weight or focus to relevant national, local, or project specific authorities.

2.2.1 Flood risk assessment.

2.2.2 Flood-risk-based enhancements.

2.2.3 Sustainable drainage systems.

2.2.4 Long-term flood resilience and adaption.

2.2.5 Implementation of flood-risk-based enhancements.

2.2.6 Implementation of sustainable drainage systems.

2.2.7 Managing run-off at source.

8.1.7.1 The resilience and recovery of the transport network has been considered during the design process.

8.1.8.1 The design delivers a transport network with improved ability to accommodate future change.

CEEQUAL Criteria:

2.1.1 Identifying resilience requirements.

2.1.4 Identifying and assessing risks.

2.1.5 Communicating risks.

2.1.6 Resilience plan – 2.1.6.1 Resilience plan developed.

2.1.6.2 Resilience plan has been – distributed to all relevant stakeholders, updated, implemented.

2.1.6.3 Deviations justified.

2.1.6.4 Any realised risk event has been reported.

8.1.7 Resilience of the transport network.

8.1.8 Adaptability of the transport network.

CEEQUAL Criteria:

2.1.1 Identifying resilience requirements.

2.1.4 Identifying and assessing risks.

2.1.5 Communicating risks.

2.1.6 Resilience plan – 2.1.6.1 Resilience plan developed.

2.1.6.2 Resilience plan has been – distributed to all relevant stakeholders, updated, implemented.

2.1.6.3 Deviations justified.

2.1.6.4 Any realised risk event has been reported.

2.1.1 Identifying resilience requirements.

2.1.2 Identifying dependencies.

2.1.3 Communicating dependencies.

2.1.4 Identifying and assessing risks.

2.1.5 Communicating risks.

2.1.6.1 During design and construction, using current project information, a resilience plan has been developed.

2.1.6.2 The resilience plan has been: distributed/updated/implemented.

2.1.6.3 Any deviation from the risk assessment or resilience plan has been supported by written justification.

2.1.6.4 Where necessary, any realised risk event has been reported with appropriate and proportional weight or focus to relevant national, local, or project specific authorities.

2.2.1 Flood risk assessment.

2.2.2 Flood-risk-based enhancements.

2.2.3 Sustainable drainage systems.

2.2.4 Long-term flood resilience and adaption.

2.2.5 Implementation of flood-risk-based enhancements.

2.2.6 Implementation of sustainable drainage systems.

2.2.7 Managing run-off at source.

8.1.7.1 The resilience and recovery of the transport network has been considered during the design process.

8.1.8.1 The design delivers a transport network with improved ability to accommodate future change.

CEEQUAL Criteria:

1.2.1 Environmental impacts and benefits assessment (fixed).

1.2.2 Implementing environmental enhancements.

1.2.3 Supporting environmental benefits in contracts.

1.2.4 Environmental impacts during construction (fixed).

4.1.1 Land use strategy.

4.1.2 Project location alternatives.

4.1.3 Consideration of project location alternatives.

4.1.4 Site suitability.

4.1.5 Justification of site suitability.

4.1.6 Land use efficiency.

4.1.7 Selecting temporary land.

4.1.8 Temporary land use.

4.1.9 Previous use of the site.

4.1.10 Conservation of soils and other on-site resources.

CEEQUAL Criteria:

6.2.1 Identification of potential effects on neighbours during construction.

6.2.2 Identification of potential effects on neighbours in operation.

6.2.3 Mitigating effects on neighbours in operation (local air quality).

6.2.4 Innovative solutions for nuisance mitigation in operation.

6.2.5 Mitigating effects on neighbours during construction.

6.2.6 Construction effects on neighbours (fixed).

6.2.7 Implementation of mitigation measures during construction.

6.2.8 Innovative solutions to minimise nuisance during construction.

6.2.9 Monitoring of effects on neighbours.

6.2.10 Achievement of effective mitigation during construction.

6.2.12 Mitigation of operation effects.

CEEQUAL Criteria:

1.4.1 Organisational plans and policies for ethical labour practices.

1.4.2 Application of ethical labour plans and policies to the project.

1.4.3 Monitoring ethical labour practices during construction.

1.4.4 Independent verification or certification of ethical labour plans and policies.

CEEQUAL Criteria:

8.1.1 Relationship to the transport network.

8.1.1.1 In the case of a transport project, the project provides improved levels of service and extends to all modes in a way that delivers improved integration.

8.1.1.2 In the case of a non-transport project, the site has been selected because the project (a) requires no or minimal new transport infrastructure and/or (b) mainly makes use of public transport systems.

8.1.2 Transport effects of the completed project.

8.1.3 Access for pedestrians and cyclists.

8.1.4 Need for additional transport infrastructure.

8.1.5 Enhanced operational transport outcomes.

8.1.6 Community consultation on the design objectives.

8.1.7 Resilience of the transport network.

8.1.8 Adaptability of the transport network.

8.1.9 Performance for non-motorised users.

8.2.1 Planning construction traffic movements (fixed).

8.2.2 Transport effects of construction activities.

8.2.3 Reducing risks for vulnerable road users (fixed).

8.2.4 Responsible fleet operations (fixed).

8.2.5 Minimising disruption from construction traffic.

8.2.6 Success in minimising construction traffic impacts.

8.2.7 Movement of construction materials (fixed).

8.2.8 Movement of construction materials – implementation.

8.2.9 Workforce travel planning (fixed).

8.2.10 Workforce travel planning – implementation (fixed).

CEEQUAL Criteria:

6.2 Air, noise and light pollution – Identifies and mitigates the potential effects on neighbours during construction/operation
– example: low emission boilers, for water and wastewater treatment plants.

6.2.1.1 Identification of potential effects of neighbours during construction.

6.2.2.1 Identification of potential effects on neighbours in operation.

6.2.3.1 Mitigating effects on neighbours in operation.

6.2.4.1 Innovative solutions for nuisance mitigation in operation.

6.2.5.1 Mitigating effects on neighbours during construction.

6.2.6.1 Construction effects on neighbours.

6.2.7.1 Implementation of mitigation measure during construction.

6.2.9.1 Monitoring the effects on neighbours.

6.2.10.1 Achievement of effective mitigation during construction.

CEEQUAL Criteria:

6.1.1 Consultation with regulatory authorities (fixed).

6.1.2 Preventing pollution in operation.

6.1.3 Control of impacts on the water environment from the completed project (fixed).

6.1.4 Long-term monitoring of impacts on the water environment.

6.1.5 Control of impacts on the water environment during construction (fixed).

6.1.6 Preventing pollution during construction.

6.1.7 Protecting existing water features during construction.

6.1.8 Monitoring water quality during construction.

6.2 Air, noise and light pollution – Identifies and mitigates the potential effects on neighbours during construction/operation.

6.2.1.1 Identification of potential effects of neighbours during construction.

6.2.2.1 Identification of potential effects on neighbours in operation.

6.2.3.1 Mitigating effects on neighbours in operation.

6.2.4.1 Innovative solutions for nuisance mitigation in operation.

6.2.5.1 Mitigating effects on neighbours during construction.

6.2.6.1 Construction effects on neighbours.

6.2.7.1 Implementation of mitigation measure during construction.

6.2.9.1 Monitoring the effects on neighbours.

6.2.10.1 Achievement of effective mitigation during construction.

CEEQUAL Criteria:

CEEQUAL criteria do not influence this indicator.

CEEQUAL Criteria:

7.8.4 Water consumption during operation – consideration during design.

7.8.5 Water consumption during operation – reduction measures included in design.

7.8.6 Water consumption during operation – reduction measures incorporated in works.

7.8.7 Water consumption during construction – client requirements.

7.8.8 Water consumption during construction – policies, plans, and targets.

7.8.9 Water consumption during construction – implementation of plans and policies.

CEEQUAL Criteria:

7.8.4 Water consumption during operation – consideration during design.

7.8.5 Water consumption during operation – reduction measures included in design.

7.8.6 Water consumption during operation – reduction measures incorporated in works.

7.8.7 Water consumption during construction – client requirements.

7.8.8 Water consumption during construction – policies, plans, and targets.

7.8.9 Water consumption during construction – implementation of plans and policies.

CEEQUAL Criteria:

7.8.3 Capturing run-off for beneficial use.

7.8.4 Water consumption during operation.

7.8.5 Water consumption during operation – reduction measures included in design.

7.8.7 Water consumption during construction – client requirements.

7.8.8 Water consumption during construction – policies, plans, and targets.

7.8.9 Water consumption during construction – implementation of plans and policies.

CEEQUAL Criteria:

6.1.1 Consultation with regulatory authorities (fixed).

6.1.2 Preventing pollution in operation.

6.1.3 Control of impacts on the water environment from the completed project (fixed).

6.1.4 Long-term monitoring of impacts on the water environment.

6.1.5 Control of impacts on the water environment during construction (fixed).

6.1.6 Preventing pollution during construction.

6.1.7 Protecting existing water features during construction.

6.1.8 Monitoring water quality during construction.

CEEQUAL Criteria:

7.1.1 Project resources strategy – water.

7.1.2 Supporting resource efficiency objectives in contracts.

7.1.3 Policies and targets for resource efficiency in operation.

7.1.4 Policies and targets for resource efficiency during construction – using water more efficiently.

7.1.5 Implementing policies and targets for resource efficiency.

7.1.6 Implementing the project resources strategy.

7.8.3 Capturing run-off for beneficial use.

7.8.4 Water consumption during operation.

7.8.5 Water consumption during operation – reduction measures included in design.

7.8.7 Water consumption during construction – client requirements.

7.8.8 Water consumption during construction – policies, plans, and targets.

7.8.9 Water consumption during construction – implementation of plans and policies.

CEEQUAL Criteria:

7.1.1 Project resources strategy – water.

7.1.2 Supporting resource efficiency objectives in contracts.

7.1.3 Policies and targets for resource efficiency in operation.

7.1.4 Policies and targets for resource efficiency during construction – using water more efficiently.

7.1.5 Implementing policies and targets for resource efficiency.

7.1.6 Implementing the project resources strategy.

7.8.3 Capturing run-off for beneficial use.

7.8.4 Water consumption during operation.

7.8.5 Water consumption during operation – reduction measures included in design.

7.8.7 Water consumption during construction – client requirements.

7.8.8 Water consumption during construction – policies, plans, and targets.

7.8.9 Water consumption during construction – implementation of plans and policies.

CEEQUAL Criteria:

7.1.1 Project resources strategy – water.

7.1.2 Supporting resource efficiency objectives in contracts.

7.1.3 Policies and targets for resource efficiency in operation.

7.1.4 Policies and targets for resource efficiency during construction – using water more efficiently.

7.1.5 Implementing policies and targets for resource efficiency.

7.1.6 Implementing the project resources strategy.

7.8.3 Capturing run-off for beneficial use.

7.8.4 Water consumption during operation.

7.8.5 Water consumption during operation – reduction measures included in design.

7.8.7 Water consumption during construction – client requirements.

7.8.8 Water consumption during construction – policies, plans, and targets.

7.8.9 Water consumption during construction – implementation of plans and policies.

CEEQUAL Criteria:

6.1.2 Preventing pollution in operation (measures to prevent GW, FW or SW contamination as appropriate.

6.1.3.1 Control of impacts on the water environment from the completed project.

6.1.3.2 Control the impacts of on the water environment up to the end of construction.

6.1.4.1 Measures in place to monitor impact.

6.1.5.1 Impacts controlled during construction.

6.1.6.1 Specific measures have been taken to prevent pollution.

6.1.7.1 Existing water features are protected from degradation.

6.1.8.1 If affected, water bodies are monitored pre/during/post construction in accordance with the risk assessment.

CEEQUAL Criteria:

7.1.1 Project resources strategy – water.

7.1.2 Supporting resource efficiency objectives in contracts.

7.1.3 Policies and targets for resource efficiency in operation.

7.1.4 Policies and targets for resource efficiency during construction – Using water more efficiently.

7.1.5 Implementing policies and targets for resource efficiency.

7.1.6 Implementing the project resources strategy.

7.8.3 Capturing run-off for beneficial use.

7.8.4 Water consumption during operation.

7.8.5 Water consumption during operation – reduction measures included in design.

7.8.7 Water consumption during construction – client requirements.

7.8.8 Water consumption during construction – policies, plans, and targets.

7.8.9 Water consumption during construction – implementation of plans and policies.

CEEQUAL Criteria:

7.1.4 Policies and targets for resource efficiency during construction – Using water more efficiently.

7.1.5 Implementing policies and targets for resource efficiency.

7.1.6 Implementing the project resources strategy.

3.1.1 Initial community consultation (must be involved in at least some of the decision making process, cannot be scoped out. Always applicable.

3.1.5 Responsibility for ongoing community consultation.

3.1.6 Community engagement (considers environmental, social and economic effects).

CEEQUAL Criteria:

7.7.1.1 Options for reduction in consumption but also carbon emissions during operation and maintenance.

7.7.2.1 Implementation of these options.

7.7.3 Opportunities for renewable/low-carbon/zero-carbon energy within the operational scheme.

7.7.4 Incorporating renewable/low-carbon/zero-carbon energy within the operation scheme.

7.7.5 Energy consumption during construction – consideration during design.

7.7.6 Energy consumption during construction – incorporation in design.

7.7.7 Energy consumption during construction – consideration by contractor.

7.7.8 Energy consumption during construction – implementation by contractor.

7.7.9.1 Hiring of construction plant that has been influenced by consideration of their energy efficiency, type or carbon emissions

7.7.9.2 Fuel efficiency and minimal emissions from construction plant and ancillary equipment.

7.7.10 Energy from renewable and/or LZCT equipment during construction.

7.7.11 Implementation of the considerations in 7.7.11.

CEEQUAL Criteria:

7.7.3.1 Energy from renewable and/or LZCTs opportunities have been explored.

7.7.4.1 Incorporating renewable/low-carbon/zero-carbon energy within the operation scheme – these have been incorporated.

7.7.10 Energy from renewable and/or LZCT equipment during construction.

7.7.11 Implementation of the considerations in 7.7.9.

CEEQUAL Criteria:

7.7.3.1 Energy from renewable and/or LZCTs opportunities have been explored.

7.7.4.1 Incorporating renewable/low-carbon/zero-carbon energy within the operation scheme – these have been incorporated.

7.7.10 Energy from renewable and/or LZCT equipment during construction.

7.7.11 Implementation of the considerations in 7.7.9.

CEEQUAL Criteria:

7.7.1.1 Options for reduction in consumption but also carbon emissions during operation and maintenance.

7.7.2.1 Implementation of these options.

7.7.3 Opportunities for renewable/low-carbon/zero-carbon energy within the operational scheme.

7.7.4 Incorporating renewable/low-carbon/zero-carbon energy within the operation scheme.

7.7.9.1 Hiring of construction plant that has been influenced by consideration of their energy efficiency, type or carbon emissions.

7.7.9.2 Fuel efficiency and minimal emissions from construction plant and ancillary equipment.

7.7.10 Energy from renewable and/or LZCT equipment during construction.

7.7.11 Implementation of the considerations in 7.7.9.

CEEQUAL Criteria:

7.7.1.1 Options for reduction in consumption but also carbon emissions during operation and maintenance.

7.7.2.1 Implementation of these options.

7.7.3 Opportunities for renewable/low-carbon/zero-carbon energy within the operational scheme.

7.7.4 Incorporating renewable/low-carbon/zero-carbon energy within the operation scheme.

7.7.9.1 Hiring of construction plant that has been influenced by consideration of their energy efficiency, type or carbon emissions

7.7.9.2 Fuel efficiency and minimal emissions from construction plant and ancillary equipment.

7.7.10 Energy from renewable and/or LZCT equipment during construction.

7.7.11 Implementation of the considerations in 7.7.9.

CEEQUAL Criteria:

7.7.1.1 Options for reduction in consumption but also carbon emissions during operation and maintenance.

7.7.2.1 Implementation of these options.

7.7.3 Opportunities for renewable/low-carbon/zero-carbon energy within the operational scheme.

7.7.4 Incorporating renewable/low-carbon/zero-carbon energy within the operation scheme.

7.7.5 Energy consumption during construction – consideration during design.

7.7.6 Energy consumption during construction – incorporation in design.

7.7.7 Energy consumption during construction – consideration by contractor.

7.7.8 Energy consumption during construction – implementation by contractor.

7.7.9.1 Hiring of construction plant that has been influenced by consideration of their energy efficiency, type or carbon emissions.

7.7.9.2 Fuel efficiency and minimal emissions from construction plant and ancillary equipment.

7.7.10 Energy from renewable and/or LZCT equipment during construction.

7.7.11 Implementation of the considerations in 7.7.11.

CEEQUAL Criteria:

3.3 Wider economic benefits – increasing the wider economic benefits during a project’s construction and operation – 1 of the Significant benefits being the creation of new jobs, skills, apprenticeships or work experience opportunities.

3.3.2.1 The assessment demonstrates significant economic benefits of the project to wider society on the following or similar issues that are relevant to the project:

(iii) Creation of new construction jobs, skills, apprenticeships or work experience opportunities

(iv) Creation of long-term, post-construction jobs and/or skills enhancements.

CEEQUAL Criteria:

7.3.1 LCA.

7.3.2 EPDs.

7.3.3 Hazardous materials – removing hazardous materials where possible.

7.3.4 Low VOC and/or biodegradable coatings.

7.4.1/2 Business models for circular economy considered/implemented.

7.4.3 Durability and low maintenance.

7.4.4 Long term planned maintenance.

7.4.5 Future disassembly/de-construction.

7.4.6 Materials register.

7.4.7.1 Retention of existing structures or materials.

7.4.8.1 On site use of demolition arisings.

7.4.9.1 Cut and fill optimisation.

7.4.10.1 Soil management.

7.4.11.1 Re-use of topsoil.

7.4.12.1 Reclaimed or recycled materials.

7.4.13.1 Reclaimed or recycled bulk fill and sub-base.

7.4.14.1 Beneficial re-use of excavated material.

7.4.17 Beneficial use of surplus materials.

7.5.1 Prerequisite: Legal and sustainable timber.

7.5.2 Responsible sourcing of construction products – consideration (fixed).

7.5.3 Responsible sourcing of construction products – implementation.

7.5.4 Locally sourced and recycled materials – early consideration.

7.5.5 Locally sourced and recycled materials – further consideration.

7.5.6 Locally sourced and recycled materials – use.

CEEQUAL Criteria:

7.3.1 LCA.

7.3.2 EPDs.

7.3.3 Hazardous materials – removing hazardous materials where possible.

7.3.4 Low VOC and/or biodegradable coatings.

7.4.1/2 Business models for circular economy considered/implemented.

7.4.3 Durability and low maintenance.

7.4.4 Long term planned maintenance.

7.4.5 Future disassembly/de-construction.

7.4.6 Materials register.

7.4.7.1 Retention of existing structures or materials.

7.4.8.1 On site use of demolition arisings.

7.4.9.1 Cut and fill optimisation.

7.4.10.1 Soil management.

7.4.11.1 Re-use of topsoil.

7.4.12.1 Reclaimed or recycled materials.

7.4.13.1 Reclaimed or recycled bulk fill and sub-base.

7.4.14.1 Beneficial re-use of excavated material.

7.4.17 Beneficial use of surplus materials.

7.5.1 Prerequisite: Legal and sustainable timber.

7.5.2 Responsible sourcing of construction products – consideration (fixed).

7.5.3 Responsible sourcing of construction products – implementation.

7.5.4 Locally sourced and recycled materials – early consideration.

7.5.5 Locally sourced and recycled materials – further consideration.

7.5.6 Locally sourced and recycled materials – use.

CEEQUAL Criteria:

1.4.1.1 The project team organisations (client, design team, principal contractor) each have corporate plans and policies regarding ethical labour practices.

1.4.1.2 The plans and policies: Publicly available/have been signed off by directors/cover all individuals/named individuals with responsibilities/specific commitments to improve practices.

1.4.1.3 Progress against commitments to improve ethical labour practices is regularly reported and made publicly available.

1.4.2.1 The selection process for all teams involved included performance against their ethical labour plans and policies.

1.4.2.2 Contract requirements for leads designers, principal contractors etc. includes achievement of their ethical labour plans.

1.4.3.1 Application of ethical labour plans and policies to the project – Principal contractors plans and policies regarding ethical labour practices have been implemented and performance against them regularly monitored.

1.4.3.2 Monitoring ethical labour practices.

1.4.4.1 Project team organisations have each been verified or certified by an independent 3rd party to an ethical labour scheme.

1.4.4.2 Summary of the verification is available publicly.

CEEQUAL Criteria:

1.4.1.1 The project team organisations (client, design team, principal contractor) each have corporate plans and policies regarding ethical labour practices.

1.4.1.2 The plans and policies: Publicly available/have been signed off by directors/cover all individuals/named individuals with responsibilities/specific commitments to improve practices.

1.4.1.3 Progress against commitments to improve ethical labour practices is regularly reported and made publicly available.

1.4.2.1 The selection process for (i) the design team, (ii) the principal contractor, and (iii) sub-contractor(s) included performance against their ethical labour plans and policies as one of the evaluation criteria.

1.4.2.2 The contract requirements for (i) the lead designer(s), (ii) the principal contractor, and (iii) sub-contractor(s) expressly include achievement of their ethical labour plans and policies on the project.

1.4.3 Monitoring ethical labour practices during construction.

1.4.4.1 The project team organisations (client, design team, principal contractor) have each been verified or certified by an independent third party to a recognised ethical labour scheme.

1.4.4.2 A summary of the verification or certification report by the independent third party is publicly available.

CEEQUAL Criteria:

1.4.1.1 The project team organisations (client, design team, principal contractor) each have corporate plans and policies regarding ethical labour practices.

1.4.1.2 The plans and policies: – Publicly available/have been signed off by directors/cover all individuals/named individuals with responsibilities/specific commitments to improve practices.

1.4.1.3 Progress against commitments to improve ethical labour practices is regularly reported and made publicly available.

1.4.2.1 The selection process for all teams involved included performance against their ethical labour plans and policies.

1.4.2.2 Contract requirements for leads designers, principal contractors etc. includes achievement of their ethical labour plans.

1.4.3.1 Application of ethical labour plans and policies to the project – Principal contractors plans and policies regarding ethical labour practices have been implemented and performance against them regularly monitored.

1.4.3.2 Monitoring ethical labour practices.

1.4.4.1 Project team organisations have each been verified or certified by an independent 3rd party to an ethical labour scheme.

1.4.4.2 Summary of the verification is available publicly.

CEEQUAL Criteria:

Not applicable to CEEQUAL.

CEEQUAL Criteria:

8.1.1.1 In the case of a transport project, the project provides improved levels of service and extends to all modes in a way that delivers improved integration.

8.1.1.2 In the case of a non-transport project, the site has been selected because the project (a) requires no or minimal new transport infrastructure and/or (b) mainly makes use of public transport systems.

8.1.5 Enhanced operational transport outcomes.

8.1.7 Resilience of the transport network.

8.1.8 Adaptability of the transport network.

CEEQUAL Criteria:

8.2.2 Transport effects of construction activities.

8.2.3 Reducing risks for vulnerable road users.

8.2.4 Responsible fleet operations.

8.2.4.2 The fleet operators have achieved the relevant level of performance for the compliant scheme.

8.2.5 Minimising disruption from construction traffic.

8.2.6 Success in minimising construction.

8.2.2 Transport effects of construction activities.

8.2.3 Reducing risks for vulnerable road users.

8.2.4 Responsible fleet operations.

8.2.4.2 The fleet operators have achieved the relevant level of performance for the compliant scheme.

8.2.5 Minimising disruption from construction traffic.

8.2.6 Success in minimising construction traffic impacts.

8.2.7 Movement of construction materials.

8.2.8 Movement of construction materials.

8.2.9 Workforce travel planning.

8.2.10 Workforce travel planning traffic impacts.

8.2.7 Movement of construction materials.

8.2.8 Movement of construction materials.

8.2.9 Workforce travel planning.

8.2.10 Workforce travel planning.

CEEQUAL Criteria:

7.2.1 Carbon management (fixed).

7.2.2 Independent third-party certification of carbon management.

7.2.3 Achieving carbon reduction targets.

7.2.4 Exemplary level: Net zero carbon.

7.3.1 Life cycle assessment-
(b) Screening carbon footprint
(c) Complete carbon footprint.

7.7.1.1 Options for reduction in consumption but also carbon emissions during operation and maintenance.

7.7.2.1 Implementation of these options.

7.7.3 Opportunities for renewable/low-carbon/zero-carbon energy within the operational scheme.

7.7.4 Incorporating renewable/low-carbon/zero-carbon energy within the operation scheme.

7.7.5 Energy consumption during construction – consideration during design.

7.7.6 Energy consumption during construction – incorporation in design.

7.7.7 Energy consumption during construction – consideration by contractor.

7.7.8 Energy consumption during construction – implementation by contractor.

7.7.9.1 Hiring of construction plant that has been influenced by consideration of their energy efficiency, type or carbon emissions.

7.7.9.2 Fuel efficiency and minimal emissions from construction plant and ancillary equipment.

7.7.10 Energy from renewable and/or LZCT equipment during construction.

7.7.11 Implementation of the considerations in 7.7.11.

CEEQUAL Criteria:

1.1.1 Principles of sustainable development.

1.1.2 Construction management strategy.

1.1.3 Selection of designers and contractors.

1.1.4.1 Contract requirements include environmental and social performance and to monitor it.

1.1.5.1/2 Targets set for environmental and social performance for design and construction stage.

1.1.6 Environmental targets for key sub-contractors.

1.1.7.1 Sustainability targets for operation set out during the concept and design stage.

1.1.8.1 Constant communication between project staff and construction staff about the environmental and social performance.

1.1.9 Communicating best practice.

1.2.1 Environmental impacts and benefits assessment (fixed).

1.2.2 Implementing environmental enhancements.

1.2.3 Supporting environmental benefits in contracts.

1.2.4 Environmental impacts during construction (fixed).

1.2.5 Environmental and social aspects assessment.

1.2.6 Co-ordination of environment and social aspects.

1.2.7 Identification and prioritisation of Impacts.

1.2.8 Sustainability management mechanisms.

1.2.9 Implementation of mechanisms.

1.2.10 Success of the mechanisms.

1.2.11 Sustainability Training.

1.2.12 Project team communications.

7.7.1.1 Options for reduction in consumption but also carbon emissions during operation and maintenance.

7.7.2.1 Implementation of these options.

7.7.3 Opportunities for renewable/low-carbon/zero-carbon energy within the operational scheme.

7.7.4 Incorporating renewable/low-carbon/zero-carbon energy within the operation scheme.

7.7.5 Energy consumption during construction – consideration during design.

7.7.6 Energy consumption during construction – incorporation in design.

7.7.7 Energy consumption during construction – consideration by contractor.

7.7.8 Energy consumption during construction – implementation by contractor.

7.7.9.1 Hiring of construction plant that has been influenced by consideration of their energy efficiency, type or carbon emissions.

7.7.9.2 Fuel efficiency and minimal emissions from construction plant and ancillary equipment.

7.7.10 Energy from renewable and/or LZCT equipment during construction.

7.7.11. Implementation of the considerations in 7.7.11.

CEEQUAL Criteria:

7.8.1 Embodied water – consideration.

7.8.2 Embodied water – implementation.

7.8.3 Capturing run-off for beneficial use.

7.8.4 Water consumption during operation – consideration during design.

7.8.5 Water consumption during operation – reduction measures included in design.

7.8.6 Water consumption during operation – reduction measures incorporated in works.

7.8.7 Water consumption during construction – client requirements.

7.8.8 Water consumption during construction – policies, plans, and targets.

7.8.9 Water consumption during construction – implementation of plans and policies.

7.7.1.1 Options for reduction in consumption but also carbon emissions during operation and maintenance.

7.7.2.1 Implementation of these options.

7.7.3 Opportunities for renewable/low-carbon/zero-carbon energy within the operational scheme.

7.7.4 Incorporating renewable/low-carbon/zero-carbon energy within the operation scheme.

7.7.5 Energy consumption during construction – consideration during design.

7.7.6 Energy consumption during construction – incorporation in design.

7.7.7 Energy consumption during construction – consideration by contractor.

7.7.8 Energy consumption during construction – implementation by contractor.

7.7.9.1 Hiring of construction plant that has been influenced by consideration of their energy efficiency, type or carbon emissions.

7.7.9.2 Fuel efficiency and minimal emissions from construction plant and ancillary equipment.

7.7.10 Energy from renewable and/or LZCT equipment during construction.

7.7.11 Implementation of the considerations in 7.7.11.

CEEQUAL Criteria:

8.1.1.1 In the case of a transport project, the project provides improved levels of service and extends to all modes in a way that delivers improved integration.

8.1.1.2 In the case of a non-transport project, the site has been selected because the project (a) requires no or minimal new transport infrastructure and/or (b) mainly makes use of public transport systems.

8.1.4.1 The project does not require provision of, or increase the need for, additional transport infrastructure.

8.1.5.1 There is evidence from the design process that Designers have worked beyond the standards specified in the design codes to deliver enhanced operational transport outcomes.

8.1.7.1 The resilience and recovery of the transport network has been considered during the design process.

8.1.8.1 The design delivers a transport network with improved ability to accommodate future change.

CEEQUAL Criteria:

4.1.1.1 The project brief includes instructions to consider how to balance land use efficiency with other priorities.

4.1.2.1 The Client has collected sufficient, relevant information to be able to make appropriate and positive decisions on the project’s location.

4.1.3 Consideration of project location alternatives.

4.1.4 Site suitability.

4.1.5 Justification of site suitability.

4.1.6 Land use efficiency.

4.1.7 Selecting temporary land.

4.1.8 Temporary land use.

4.1.9 Previous use of the site.

CEEQUAL Criteria:

1.1.1 Principles of sustainable development.

1.1.2 Construction management strategy.

1.1.3 Selection of designers and contractors.

1.1.4.1 Contract requirements include environmental and social performance and to monitor it.

1.1.5.1/2 Targets set for environmental and social performance for design and construction stage.

1.1.6 Environmental targets for key sub-contractors.

1.1.7.1 Sustainability targets for operation set out during the concept and design stage.

1.1.8.1 Constant communication between project staff and construction staff about the environmental and social performance.

1.1.9 Communicating best practice.

1.2.1 Environmental impacts and benefits assessment (fixed).

1.2.2 Implementing environmental enhancements.

1.2.3 Supporting environmental benefits in contracts.

1.2.4 Environmental impacts during construction (fixed).

2.1.1 Identifying resilience requirements.

3.1.1 Initial community consultation (must be involved in at least some of the decision making process, cannot be scoped out. Always applicable.

3.1.2 Further community consultation.

3.1.3 Stakeholder consultation on effects during construction & operation.

3.1.4 Assessing community demographics.

3.1.5 Responsibility for ongoing community consultation.

3.1.6 Community engagement (considers environmental, social and economic effects).

3.1.7 Recording community comments.

3.1.8 Assessing community comments during design.

6. Pollution.

7. Resources – resource sustainability.

7.1.1-10 Resource strategy criteria.

7.2.1.1 Carbon management.

7.2.2.1 Independent third party certification of carbon management.

7.2.3.1 Achieving carbon reduction targets.

7.2.4.1 Exemplary: net zero carbon.

7.3.1 LCA.

7.3.2 EPDs.

7.3.3 Hazardous materials – removing hazardous materials where possible.

7.3.4. Low VOC and/or biodegradable coatings.

7.4.1/2 Business models for circular economy considered/implemented.

7.4.3 Durability and low maintenance.

7.4.4 Long term planned maintenance.

7.4.5 Future disassembly/de-construction.

7.4.6 Materials register.

7.4.7.1 Retention of existing structures or materials.

7.4.8.1 On site use of demolition arisings.

7.4.9.1 Cut and fill optimisation.

7.4.10.1 Soil management.

7.4.11.1 Re-use of topsoil.

7.4.12.1 Reclaimed or recycled materials.

7.4.13.1 Reclaimed or recycled bulk fill and sub-base.

7.4.14.1 Beneficial re-use of excavated material.

7.4.17 Beneficial use of surplus materials.

7.5.1 Prerequisite: Legal and sustainable timber.

7.5.2 Responsible sourcing of construction products – consideration (fixed).

7.5.3 Responsible sourcing of construction products – implementation.

7.5.4 Locally sourced and recycled materials – early consideration.

7.5.5 Locally sourced and recycled materials – further consideration.

7.5.6 Locally sourced and recycled materials – use.

CEEQUAL Criteria:

2.1.1 Identifying resilience requirements.

2.1.2 Identifying dependencies.

2.1.3 Communicating dependencies.

2.1.4 Identifying and assessing risks.

2.1.5 Communicating risks.

2.1.6 Resilience plan – 2.1.6.1 Resilience plan developed.

2.1.6.2 Resilience plan has been – distributed to all relevant stakeholders, updated, implemented.

2.1.6.3 Deviations justified.

2.1.6.4 Any realised risk event has been reported.

2.2.1 Flood risk assessment.

2.2.2 Flood-risk-based enhancements.

2.2.3 Sustainable drainage systems.

2.2.4 Long-term flood resilience and adaption.

2.2.5 Implementation of flood-risk-based enhancements.

2.2.6 Implementation of sustainable drainage systems.

2.2.7 Managing run-off at source.

CEEQUAL Criteria:

2.1.1 Identifying resilience requirements.

2.1.2 Identifying dependencies.

2.1.3 Communicating dependencies.

2.1.4 Identifying and assessing risks.

2.1.5 Communicating risks.

2.1.6 Resilience plan – 2.1.6.1 Resilience plan developed.

2.1.6.2 Resilience plan has been – distributed to all relevant stakeholders, updated, implemented.

2.1.6.3 Deviations justified.

2.1.6.4 Any realised risk event has been reported.

2.2.1 Flood risk assessment.

2.2.2 Flood-risk-based enhancements.

2.2.3 Sustainable drainage systems.

2.2.4 Long-term flood resilience and adaption.

2.2.5 Implementation of flood-risk-based enhancements.

2.2.6 Implementation of sustainable drainage systems.

2.2.7 Managing run-off at source.

CEEQUAL Criteria:

7.4 Circular use of construction products.

7.4.1 Business models for a circular economy.

7.4.2 Business models for a circular economy – implemented.

7.4.3 Durability and low maintenance.

7.4.4 Long-term planned maintenance.

7.4.5 Future disassembly / de-construction.

7.4.6 Materials register.

7.4.7 Retention of existing structures and materials.

7.4.8 On-site use of demolition arisings.

7.4.9 Cut and fill optimisation.

7.4.10 Soil management.

7.4.11 Beneficial re-use of topsoil.

7.4.12 Reclaimed or recycled materials.

7.4.13 Reclaimed or recycled bulk fill and sub-base.

7.4.14 Beneficial re-use of excavated material.

7.4.15 Surplus materials.

7.4.16 Materials storage.

7.4.17 Beneficial use of surplus materials.

7.6 Construction waste management.

7.6.1 Prerequisite: Duty of care.

7.6.2 Prerequisite: Permitting for waste treated or used on site.

7.6.3.1 Hazardous (special) waste has been appropriately segregated (from other controlled waste) and stored appropriately on site.

7.6.3.2 This waste has been taken to a suitable facility and the construction site registered as a hazardous waste producer where appropriate.

7.6.4 Site waste management planning – preparation.

7.6.5 Site waste management planning – implementation.

7.6.6 Clearance and disposal of existing vegetation – consideration.

7.6.7 Clearance and disposal of existing vegetation – implementation.

7.6.8 Hazardous material assessments.

7.6.9 Transfer station/recycling centre performance.

7.6.10 Inert waste diverted from landfill.

7.6.11 Non-hazardous waste diverted from landfill.

CEEQUAL Criteria:

6.2 Air, noise and light pollution – Identifies and mitigates the potential effects on neighbours during construction/operation.

6.2.1.1 Identification of potential effects of neighbours during construction.

6.2.2.1 Identification of potential effects on neighbours in operation.

6.2.3.1 Mitigating effects on neighbours in operation.

6.2.4.1 Innovative solutions for nuisance mitigation in operation.

6.2.5.1 Mitigating effects on neighbours during construction.

6.2.6.1 Construction effects on neighbours.

6.2.7.1 Implementation of mitigation measure during construction.

6.2.9.1 Monitoring the effects on neighbours.

6.2.10.1 Achievement of effective mitigation during construction.

CEEQUAL Criteria:

3.2.6.1 Community diversity (ensuring equal access for all).

5.1.1.1 Landscape and visual factors by a suitably qualified landscape professional.

5.1.2.1 Impact on the landscape character assessment.

5.1.3.1 Landscape development Policies are met.

5.1.4.1 Design fits local character.

5.1.5.1 Planting prior to construction.

5.1.6.1 Appropriate species selection.

5.1.7.1 Condition of the existing vegetation with retention of vegetation with moderate or high value.

5.1.8.1 Retention of vegetation.

5.1.9.1 Identification and retention of valuable, distinctive or historic features.

5.1.10.1 A plan is in place in order to guarantee commitments are implemented, landscape is maintained. soil conditions are upheld.

5.1.11.1 Long term management plan is set.

5.1.13.1 Long term responsibility has been allocated.

5.1.13.2 Appropriate skills have been committed.

5.1.13.3 Monitoring beyond normal planting period is in place.

CEEQUAL Criteria:

7.7.1.1 Options for reduction in consumption but also carbon emissions during operation and maintenance.

7.7.2.1 Implementation of these options.

7.7.3 Opportunities for renewable/low-carbon/zero-carbon energy within the operational scheme.

7.7.4 Incorporating renewable/low-carbon/zero-carbon energy within the operation scheme.

7.7.5 Energy consumption during construction – consideration during design.

7.7.6 Energy consumption during construction – incorporation in design.

7.7.7 Energy consumption during construction – consideration by contractor.

7.7.8 Energy consumption during construction – implementation by contractor.

7.7.9.1 Hiring of construction plant that has been influenced by consideration of their energy efficiency, type or carbon emissions.

7.7.9.2 Fuel efficiency and minimal emissions from construction plant and ancillary equipment.

7.7.10 Energy from renewable and/or LZCT equipment during construction.

7.7.11 Implementation of the considerations in 7.7.10.

7.1.1 Project resources strategy – water.

7.1.2 Supporting resource efficiency objectives in contracts.

7.1.3 Policies and targets for resource efficiency in operation.

7.1.4 Policies and targets for resource efficiency during construction – Using water more efficiently.

7.1.5 Implementing policies and targets for resource efficiency.

7.1.6 Implementing the project resources strategy.

7.8.3 Capturing run-off for beneficial use.

7.8.4 Water consumption during operation.

7.8.5 Water consumption during operation – reduction measures included in design.

7.8.7 Water consumption during construction – client requirements.

7.8.8 Water consumption during construction – policies, plans, and targets.

7.8.9 Water consumption during construction – implementation of plans and policies.

CEEQUAL Criteria:

2.1.1 Identifying resilience requirements.

2.1.2 Identifying dependencies.

2.1.3 Communicating dependencies.

2.1.4 Identifying and assessing risks.

2.1.5 Communicating risks.

2.1.6.1 During design and construction, using current project information, a resilience plan has been developed.

2.1.6.2 The resilience plan has been: distributed/updated/implemented.

2.1.6.3 Any deviation from the risk assessment or resilience plan has been supported by written justification.

2.1.6.4 Where necessary, any realised risk event has been reported with appropriate and proportional weight or focus to relevant national, local, or project specific authorities.

2.2.1 Flood risk assessment.

2.2.2 Flood-risk-based enhancements.

2.2.3 Sustainable drainage systems.

2.2.4 Long-term flood resilience and adaption.

2.2.5 Implementation of flood-risk-based enhancements.

2.2.6 Implementation of sustainable drainage systems.

2.2.7 Managing run-off at source.

8.1.7.1 The resilience and recovery of the transport network has been considered during the design process.

8.1.8.1 The design delivers a transport network with improved ability to accommodate future change.

CEEQUAL Criteria:

1.1.1 Principles of sustainable development.

1.1.2 Construction management strategy.

1.1.3 Selection of designers and contractors.

1.1.4.1 Contract requirements include environmental and social performance and to monitor it.

1.1.5.1/2 Targets set for environmental and social performance for design and construction stage.

1.1.6 Environmental targets for key sub-contractors.

1.1.7.1 Sustainability targets for operation set out during the concept and design stage.

1.1.8.1 Constant communication between project staff and construction staff about the environmental and social performance.

1.1.9 Communicating best practice.

1.2.1 Environmental impacts and benefits assessment (fixed).

1.2.2 Implementing environmental enhancements.

1.2.3 Supporting environmental benefits in contracts.

1.2.4 Environmental impacts during construction (fixed).

2.1.1 Identifying resilience requirements.

2.1.2 Identifying dependencies.

2.1.3 Communicating dependencies.

2.1.4 Identifying and assessing risks.

2.1.5 Communicating risks.

2.1.6.1 During design and construction, using current project information, a resilience plan has been developed.

2.1.6.2 The resilience plan has been: distributed/updated/implemented.

2.1.6.3 Any deviation from the risk assessment or resilience plan has been supported by written justification.

2.1.6.4 Where necessary, any realised risk event has been reported with appropriate and proportional weight or focus to relevant national, local, or project specific authorities.

2.2.1 Flood risk assessment.

2.2.2 Flood-risk-based enhancements.

2.2.3 Sustainable drainage systems.

2.2.4 Long-term flood resilience and adaption.

2.2.5 Implementation of flood-risk-based enhancements.

2.2.6 Implementation of sustainable drainage systems.

2.2.7 Managing run-off at source.

8.1.7.1 The resilience and recovery of the transport network has been considered during the design process.

8.1.8.1 The design delivers a transport network with improved ability to accommodate future change.

7.1 Resource efficiency strategies.

7.2.1.1 Carbon management for all stages.

7.2.2.1 Carbon management process adopted during all stages.

7.2.3.1 Achieving the reduction targets.

7.2.4.1 Net zero carbon (exemplary).

7.3.1.1 LCA undertaken and used to reduce the environmental impact of the project.

7.3.2.1 LCA practitioners identify products/EPDs.

7.3.2.2 EPDs must inform specification recommendations made by the suitably experienced Practitioner.

7.3.3.1 Hazardous materials.

7.3.4.1 Low VOCs.

7.5.1 prerequisite: Legal and sustainable timber.

7.5.2 Responsible sourcing of construction products – consideration (fixed).

7.5.3 Responsible sourcing of construction products – implementation.

7.5.4 Locally sourced and recycled materials – early consideration.

7.5.5 Locally sourced and recycled materials – further consideration.

7.5.6 Locally sourced and recycled materials – use.

7.7.1.1 options for reduction in consumption but also carbon emissions during operation and maintenance.

7.7.2.1 Implementation of these options.

7.7.3 Opportunities for renewable/low-carbon/zero-carbon energy within the operational scheme.

7.7.4 Incorporating renewable/low-carbon/zero-carbon energy within the operation scheme.

7.7.5 Energy consumption during construction – consideration during design.

7.7.6 Energy consumption during construction – incorporation in design.

7.7.7 Energy consumption during construction – consideration by contractor.

7.7.8 Energy consumption during construction – implementation by contractor.

7.7.9.1 Hiring of construction plant that has been influenced by consideration of their energy efficiency, type or carbon emissions.

7.7.9.2 Fuel efficiency and minimal emissions from construction plant and ancillary equipment.

7.7.10 Energy from renewable and/or LZCT equipment during construction.

7.7.11 Implementation of the considerations in 7.7.11.

7.8.1 Embodied water – consideration.

7.8.2 Embodied water – implementation.

7.8.3 Capturing run-off for beneficial use.

7.8.4 Water consumption during operation – consideration during design.

7.8.5 Water consumption during operation – reduction measures included in design.

7.8.6 Water consumption during operation – reduction measures incorporated in works.

7.8.7 Water consumption during construction – client requirements.

7.8.8 Water consumption during construction – policies, plans, and targets.

7.8.9 Water consumption during construction – implementation of plans and policies.

CEEQUAL Criteria:

1.1.1 Principles of sustainable development.

1.1.2 Construction management strategy.

1.1.3 Selection of designers and contractors.

1.1.4.1 Contract requirements include environmental and social performance and to monitor it.

1.1.5.1/2 Targets set for environmental and social performance for design and construction stage.

1.1.6 Environmental targets for key sub-contractors.

1.1.7.1 Sustainability targets for operation set out during the concept and design stage.

1.1.8.1 Constant communication between project staff and construction staff about the environmental and social performance.

1.1.9 Communicating best practice.

1.2.1 Environmental impacts and benefits assessment (fixed).

1.2.2 Implementing environmental enhancements.

1.2.3 Supporting environmental benefits in contracts.

1.2.4 Environmental impacts during construction.

7.1.1 Project resources strategy.

7.1.2 Supporting resource efficiency objectives in contracts.

7.1.3 Policies and targets for resource efficiency in operation.

7.1.4 Policies and targets for resource efficiency during construction – Using water more efficiently.

7.1.5 Implementing policies and targets for resource efficiency.

7.1.6 Implementing the project resources strategy.

7.2.1.1 Carbon management.

7.2.2.1 Independent third party certification of carbon management.

7.2.3.1 Achieving carbon reduction targets.

7.2.4.1 exemplary: Net zero carbon.

7.3.1 LCA.

7.3.2 EPDs.

7.3.3 Hazardous materials – removing hazardous materials where possible.

7.3.4 Low VOC and/or biodegradable coatings.

7.4.1/2 Business models for circular economy considered/implemented.

7.4.3 Durability and low maintenance.

7.4.4 Long term planned maintenance.

7.4.5 Future disassembly/de-construction.

7.4.6 Materials register.

7.4.7.1 Retention of existing structures or materials.

7.4.8.1 On site use of demolition arisings.

7.4.9.1 Cut and fill optimisation.

7.4.10.1 Soil management.

7.4.11.1 Re-use of topsoil.

7.4.12.1 Reclaimed or recycled materials.

7.4.13.1 Reclaimed or recycled bulk fill and sub-base.

7.4.14.1 Beneficial re-use of excavated material.

7.4.17 Beneficial use of surplus materials.

7.5.1 prerequisite: Legal and sustainable timber.

7.5.2 Responsible sourcing of construction products – consideration (fixed).

7.5.3 Responsible sourcing of construction products – implementation.

7.5.4 Locally sourced and recycled materials – early consideration.

7.5.5 Locally sourced and recycled materials – further consideration.

7.5.6 Locally sourced and recycled materials – use Energy criteria – Reduction in consumption/promotion of LZCTs.

7.7.1.1 Options for reduction in consumption but also carbon emissions during operation and maintenance.

7.7.2.1 Implementation of these options.

7.7.3 Opportunities for renewable/low-carbon/zero-carbon energy within the operational scheme.

7.7.4 Incorporating renewable/low-carbon/zero-carbon energy within the operation scheme.

7.7.5 Energy consumption during construction – consideration during design.

7.7.6 Energy consumption during construction – incorporation in design.

7.7.7 Energy consumption during construction – consideration by contractor.

7.7.8 Energy consumption during construction – implementation by contractor.

7.7.9.1 Hiring of construction plant that has been influenced by consideration of their energy efficiency, type or carbon emissions.

7.7.9.2 Fuel efficiency and minimal emissions from construction plant and ancillary equipment.

7.7.10 Energy from renewable and/or LZCT equipment during construction.

7.7.11 Implementation of the considerations in 7.7.11.

7.8.1 Embodied water – consideration.

7.8.2 Embodied water – implementation.

7.8.3 Capturing run-off for beneficial use.

7.8.4 Water consumption during operation – consideration during design.

7.8.5 Water consumption during operation – reduction measures included in design.

7.8.6 Water consumption during operation – reduction measures incorporated in works.

7.8.7 Water consumption during construction – client requirements.

7.8.8 Water consumption during construction – policies, plans, and targets.

7.8.9 Water consumption during construction – implementation of plans and policies.

CEEQUAL Criteria:

7.1.1 Project resources strategy.

7.1.2 Supporting resource efficiency objectives in contracts.

7.1.3 Policies and targets for resource efficiency in operation.

7.1.4 Policies and targets for resource efficiency during construction – Using water more efficiently.

7.1.5 Implementing policies and targets for resource efficiency.

7.1.6 Implementing the project resources strategy.

7.3.1 LCA.

7.3.2 EPDs.

7.3.3 Hazardous materials – removing hazardous materials where possible.

7.3.4 Low VOC and/or biodegradable coatings.

7.4 Circular use of construction products.

7.4.1 Business models for a circular economy.

7.4.2 Business models for a circular economy – implemented.

7.4.3 Durability and low maintenance.

7.4.4 Long-term planned maintenance.

7.4.5 Future disassembly / de-construction.

7.4.6 Materials register.

7.4.7 Retention of existing structures and materials.

7.4.8 On-site use of demolition arisings.

7.4.9 Cut and fill optimisation.

7.4.10 Soil management.

7.4.11 Beneficial re-use of topsoil.

7.4.12 Reclaimed or recycled materials.

7.4.13 Reclaimed or recycled bulk fill and sub-base.

7.4.14 Beneficial re-use of excavated material.

7.4.15 Surplus materials.

7.4.16 Materials storage.

7.4.17 Beneficial use of surplus materials.

7.5.1 prerequisite: Legal and sustainable timber.

7.5.2 Responsible sourcing of construction products – consideration (fixed).

7.5.3 Responsible sourcing of construction products – implementation.

7.5.4 Locally sourced and recycled materials – early consideration.

7.5.5 Locally sourced and recycled materials – further consideration.

7.5.6 Locally sourced and recycled materials – use.

CEEQUAL Criteria:

7. Resources – Resource sustainability.

7.1.1 Project resources strategy – water.

7.1.2 Supporting resource efficiency objectives in contracts.

7.1.3 Policies and targets for resource efficiency in operation.

7.1.4 Policies and targets for resource efficiency during construction – Using water more efficiently.

7.1.5 Implementing policies and targets for resource efficiency.

7.1.6 Implementing the project resources strategy.

7.2.1.1 Carbon management.

7.2.2.1 Independent third party certification of carbon management.

7.2.3.1 Achieving carbon reduction targets.

7.2.4.1 exemplary: Net zero carbon.

7.3.1 LCA.

7.3.2 EPDs.

7.3.3 Hazardous materials – removing hazardous materials where possible.

7.3.4 Low VOC and/or biodegradable coatings.

7.4.1/2 Business models for circular economy considered/implemented.

7.4.3 Durability and low maintenance.

7.4.4 Long term planned maintenance.

7.4.5 Future disassembly/de-construction.

7.4.6 Materials register.

7.4.7.1 Retention of existing structures or materials.

7.4.8.1 On site use of demolition arisings.

7.4.9.1 Cut and fill optimisation.

7.4.10.1 Soil management.

7.4.11.1 Re-use of topsoil.

7.4.12.1 Reclaimed or recycled materials.

7.4.13.1 Reclaimed or recycled bulk fill and sub-base.

7.4.14.1 Beneficial re-use of excavated material.

7.4.17 Beneficial use of surplus materials.

7.5.1 prerequisite: Legal and sustainable timber.

7.5.2 Responsible sourcing of construction products – consideration (fixed).

7.5.3 Responsible sourcing of construction products – implementation.

7.5.4 Locally sourced and recycled materials – early consideration.

7.5.5 Locally sourced and recycled materials – further consideration.

7.5.6 Locally sourced and recycled materials – use.

CEEQUAL Criteria:

7.3.3.1 Hazardous materials.

7.3.4.1 Low VOCs.

7.6.1.1 Duty of care – all waste on site is managed.

7.6.3.1 Hazardous waste has been segregated and stored appropriately.

7.6.3.2 This waste has been taken to a suitable facility.

7.6.8 Extensive coverage of the H&S over Hazardous materials.

CEEQUAL Criteria:

7.3.3.1 Hazardous materials.

7.3.4.1 Low VOCs.

7.6.1.1 Duty of care – all waste on site is managed.

7.6.3.1 Hazardous waste has been segregated and stored appropriately.

7.6.3.2 This waste has been taken to a suitable facility.

7.6.8 Extensive coverage of the H&S over Hazardous materials.

CEEQUAL Criteria:

7.4 Circular Use of Construction products.

7.4.1/2 Business models for circular economy considered/implemented.

7.4.3 Durability and low maintenance.

7.4.4 Long term planned maintenance.

7.4.5 Future disassembly/de-construction.

7.4.6 Materials register.

7.4.7.1 Retention of existing structures or materials.

7.4.8.1 On site use of demolition arisings.

7.4.9.1 Cut and fill optimisation.

7.4.10.1 Soil management.

7.4.11.1 Re-use of topsoil.

7.4.12.1 Reclaimed or recycled materials.

7.4.13.1 Reclaimed or recycled bulk fill and sub-base.

7.4.14.1 Beneficial re-use of excavated material.

7.4.17 Beneficial use of surplus materials.

7.6.9 Waste management- transfer station/recycling centre performance.

CEEQUAL Criteria:

1.1.1 Principles of sustainable development.

1.1.2 Construction management strategy.

1.1.3 Selection process for designers and contractors.

1.1.4 Environmental and social performance in contracts.

1.1.5.1 Sustainability targets for construction.

1.5.1.2 Progress towards targets is monitored, reported and shared with staff.

1.1.6.1 Environmental targets for key sub-contractors.

1.1.7.1 Sustainability targets for operation.

1.1.8.1 Workforce consultation on sustainability performance.

1.1.9.1 Communicating best practice.

1.2.1-12 Environmental management criteria all engage with ensuring the facilitation of sustainable infrastructure within CEEQUAL.

CEEQUAL Criteria:

7.4.1.1 Business model for circular economy considered.

7.4.2.1 Plan implemented.

7.4.5.1 Future disassembly for reuse or recycling.

7.4.6.1 Materials register has been handed to a client at handover to facilitate recycling post disassembly.

7.4.7.1 Retention of existing structures or materials.

7.4.8.1 On site use of demolition arisings.

7.4.9.1 Cut and fill optimisation.

7.4.10.1 Soil management.

7.4.11.1 Re-use of topsoil.

7.4.12.1 Reclaimed or recycled materials.

7.4.13.1 Reclaimed or recycled bulk fill and sub-base.

7.4.14.1 Beneficial re-use of excavated material.

7.4.17 Beneficial use of surplus materials.

7.5.1 prerequisite: Legal and sustainable timber.

7.5.2 Responsible sourcing of construction products – consideration (fixed).

7.5.3 Responsible sourcing of construction products – implementation.

7.5.4 Locally sourced and recycled materials – early consideration.

7.5.5 Locally sourced and recycled materials – further consideration.

7.5.6 Locally sourced and recycled materials – use.

7.6.1.1 Duty of care – all waste on site is managed.

7.6.3.1 Hazardous waste has been segregated and stored appropriately.

7.6.3.2 This waste has been taken to a suitable facility.

7.6.8 Extensive coverage of the H&S over Hazardous materials.

CEEQUAL Criteria:

7.4.1.1 Business model for circular economy considered.

7.4.2.1 Plan implemented.

7.4.5.1 Future disassembly for reuse or recycling.

7.4.6.1 Materials register has been handed to a client at handover to facilitate recycling post disassembly.

7.4.7.1 Retention of existing structures or materials.

7.4.8.1 On site use of demolition arisings.

7.4.9.1 Cut and fill optimisation.

7.4.10.1 Soil management.

7.4.11.1 Re-use of topsoil.

7.4.12.1 Reclaimed or recycled materials.

7.4.13.1 Reclaimed or recycled bulk fill and sub-base.

7.4.14.1 Beneficial re-use of excavated material.

7.4.17 Beneficial use of surplus materials.

7.5.1 prerequisite: Legal and sustainable timber.

7.5.2 Responsible sourcing of construction products – consideration (fixed).

7.5.3 Responsible sourcing of construction products – implementation.

7.5.4 Locally sourced and recycled materials – early consideration.

7.5.5 Locally sourced and recycled materials – further consideration.

7.5.6 Locally sourced and recycled materials – use.

7.7.1.1 Options for reduction in consumption but also carbon emissions during operation and maintenance.

7.7.2.1 Implementation of these options.

7.7.3 Opportunities for renewable/low-carbon/zero-carbon energy within the operational scheme.

7.7.4 Incorporating renewable/low-carbon/zero-carbon energy within the operation scheme.

7.7.5 Energy consumption during construction – consideration during design.

7.7.6 Energy consumption during construction – incorporation in design.

7.7.7 Energy consumption during construction – consideration by contractor.

7.7.8 Energy consumption during construction – implementation by contractor.

7.7.9.1 Hiring of construction plant that has been influenced by consideration of their energy efficiency, type or carbon emissions.

7.7.9.2 Fuel efficiency and minimal emissions from construction plant and ancillary equipment.

7.7.10 Energy from renewable and/or LZCT equipment during construction.

7.7.11 Implementation of the considerations in 7.7.11.

7.8.1 Embodied water – consideration.

7.8.2 Embodied water – implementation.

7.8.3 Capturing run-off for beneficial use.

7.8.4 Water consumption during operation – consideration during design.

7.8.5 Water consumption during operation – reduction measures included in design.

7.8.6 Water consumption during operation – reduction measures incorporated in works.

7.8.7 Water consumption during construction – client requirements.

7.8.8 Water consumption during construction – policies, plans, and targets.

7.8.9 Water consumption during construction – implementation of plans and policies.

CEEQUAL Criteria:

2.1.1 Identifying resilience requirements.

2.1.2 Identifying dependencies.

2.1.3 Communicating dependencies.

2.1.4 Identifying and assessing risks.

2.1.5 Communicating risks.

2.1.6.1 During design and construction, using current project information, a resilience plan has been developed.

2.1.6.2 The resilience plan has been: distributed/updated/implemented.

2.1.6.3 Any deviation from the risk assessment or resilience plan has been supported by written justification.

2.1.6.4 Where necessary, any realised risk event has been reported with appropriate and proportional weight or focus to relevant national, local, or project specific authorities.

2.2.1 Flood risk assessment.

2.2.2 Flood-risk-based enhancements.

2.2.3 Sustainable drainage systems.

2.2.4 Long-term flood resilience and adaption.

2.2.5 Implementation of flood-risk-based enhancements.

2.2.6 Implementation of sustainable drainage systems.

2.2.7 Managing run-off at source.

CEEQUAL Criteria:

2.1.1 Identifying resilience requirements.

2.1.2 Identifying dependencies.

2.1.3 Communicating dependencies.

2.1.4 Identifying and assessing risks.

2.1.5 Communicating risks.

2.1.6.1 During design and construction, using current project information, a resilience plan has been developed.

2.1.6.2 The resilience plan has been: distributed/updated/implemented.

2.1.6.3 Any deviation from the risk assessment or resilience plan has been supported by written justification.

2.1.6.4 Where necessary, any realised risk event has been reported with appropriate and proportional weight or focus to relevant national, local, or project specific authorities.

2.2.1 Flood risk assessment.

2.2.2 Flood-risk-based enhancements.

2.2.3 Sustainable drainage systems.

2.2.4 Long-term flood resilience and adaption.

2.2.5 Implementation of flood-risk-based enhancements.

2.2.6 Implementation of sustainable drainage systems.

2.2.7 Managing run-off at source.

8.1.7.1 The resilience and recovery of the transport network has been considered during the design process.

8.1.8.1 The design delivers a transport network with improved ability to accommodate future change.

7.2.1.1 Carbon management.

7.2.2.1 Independent third party certification of carbon management.

7.2.3.1 Achieving carbon reduction targets.

7.2.4.1 exemplary: net zero carbon.

7.3.1 LCA.

7.3.2 EPDs.

7.3.3 Hazardous materials – removing hazardous materials where possible.

7.3.4. Low VOC and/or biodegradable coatings.

7.4.1.1 business model for circular economy considered.

7.4.2.1 Plan implemented.

7.4.5.1 Future disassembly for reuse or recycling.

7.4.6.1 Materials register has been handed to a client at handover to facilitate recycling post disassembly.

7.4.7.1 Retention of existing structures or materials.

7.4.8.1 On site use of demolition arisings.

7.4.9.1 Cut and fill optimisation.

7.4.10.1 Soil management.

7.4.11.1 Re-use of topsoil.

7.4.12.1 Reclaimed or recycled materials.

7.4.13.1 Reclaimed or recycled bulk fill and sub-base.

7.4.14.1 Beneficial re-use of excavated material.

7.4.17 Beneficial use of surplus materials.

7.5.1 prerequisite: Legal and sustainable timber.

7.5.2 Responsible sourcing of construction products – consideration (fixed).

7.5.3 Responsible sourcing of construction products – implementation.

7.5.4 Locally sourced and recycled materials – early consideration.

7.5.5 Locally sourced and recycled materials – further consideration.

7.5.6 Locally sourced and recycled materials – use.

7.7.1.1 Options for reduction in consumption but also carbon emissions during operation and maintenance.

7.7.2.1 Implementation of these options.

7.7.3 Opportunities for renewable/low-carbon/zero-carbon energy within the operational scheme.

7.7.4 Incorporating renewable/low-carbon/zero-carbon energy within the operation scheme.

7.7.5 Energy consumption during construction – consideration during design.

7.7.6 Energy consumption during construction – incorporation in design.

7.7.7 Energy consumption during construction – consideration by contractor.

7.7.8 Energy consumption during construction – implementation by contractor.

7.7.9.1 Hiring of construction plant that has been influenced by consideration of their energy efficiency, type or carbon emissions.

7.7.9.2 Fuel efficiency and minimal emissions from construction plant and ancillary equipment.

7.7.10 Energy from renewable and/or LZCT equipment during construction.

7.7.11 Implementation of the considerations in 7.7.11.

CEEQUAL Criteria:

1.1.1 Principles of sustainable development.

1.1.2 Construction management strategy.

1.1.3 Selection of designers and contractors.

1.1.4.1 Contract requirements include environmental and social performance and to monitor it.

1.1.5.1/2 Targets set for environmental and social performance for design and construction stage.

1.1.6 Environmental targets for key sub-contractors.

1.1.7.1 Sustainability targets for operation set out during the concept and design stage.

1.1.8.1 Constant communication between project staff and construction staff about the environmental and social performance.

1.1.9 Communicating best practice.

1.2.1-12 Environmental management criteria all engage with ensuring the facilitation of sustainable infrastructure within CEEQUAL.

2.1.1 Identifying resilience requirements.

2.1.2 Identifying dependencies.

2.1.3 Communicating dependencies.

2.1.4 Identifying and assessing risks.

2.1.5 Communicating risks.

2.1.6.1 During design and construction, using current project information, a resilience plan has been developed.

2.1.6.2 The resilience plan has been: distributed/updated/implemented.

2.1.6.3 Any deviation from the risk assessment or resilience plan has been supported by written justification.

2.1.6.4 Where necessary, any realised risk event has been reported with appropriate and proportional weight or focus to relevant national, local, or project specific authorities.

2.2.1 Flood risk assessment.

2.2.2 Flood-risk-based enhancements.

2.2.3 Sustainable drainage systems.

2.2.4 Long-term flood resilience and adaption.

2.2.5 Implementation of flood-risk-based enhancements.

2.2.6 Implementation of sustainable drainage systems.

2.2.7 Managing run-off at source.

8.1.7.1 The resilience and recovery of the transport network has been considered during the design process.

8.1.8.1 The design delivers a transport network with improved ability to accommodate future change.

7.2.1.1 Carbon management.

7.2.2.1 Independent third party certification of carbon management.

7.2.3.1 Achieving carbon reduction targets.

7.2.4.1 exemplary: Net zero carbon.

7.3.1 LCA.

7.3.2 EPDs.

7.3.3 Hazardous materials – removing hazardous materials where possible.

7.3.4 Low VOC and/or biodegradable coatings.

7.4.1.1 Business model for circular economy considered.

7.4.2.1 Plan implemented.

7.4.5.1 Future disassembly for reuse or recycling.

7.4.6.1 Materials register has been handed to a client at handover to facilitate recycling post disassembly.

7.4.7.1 Retention of existing structures or materials.

7.4.8.1 On site use of demolition arisings.

7.4.9.1 Cut and fill optimisation.

7.4.10.1 Soil management.

7.4.11.1 Re-use of topsoil.

7.4.12.1 Reclaimed or recycled materials.

7.4.13.1 Reclaimed or recycled bulk fill and sub-base.

7.4.14.1 Beneficial re-use of excavated material.

7.4.17 Beneficial use of surplus materials.

7.5.1 prerequisite: Legal and sustainable timber.

7.5.2 Responsible sourcing of construction products – consideration (fixed).

7.5.3 Responsible sourcing of construction products – implementation.

7.5.4 Locally sourced and recycled materials – early consideration.

7.5.5 Locally sourced and recycled materials – further consideration.

7.5.6 Locally sourced and recycled materials – use.

7.7.1.1 Options for reduction in consumption but also carbon emissions during operation and maintenance.

7.7.2.1 Implementation of these options.

7.7.3 Opportunities for renewable/low-carbon/zero-carbon energy within the operational scheme.

7.7.4 Incorporating renewable/low-carbon/zero-carbon energy within the operation scheme.

7.7.5 Energy consumption during construction – consideration during design.

7.7.6 Energy consumption during construction – incorporation in design.

7.7.7 Energy consumption during construction – consideration by contractor.

7.7.8 Energy consumption during construction – implementation by contractor.

7.7.9.1 Hiring of construction plant that has been influenced by consideration of their energy efficiency, type or carbon emissions.

7.7.9.2 Fuel efficiency and minimal emissions from construction plant and ancillary equipment.

7.7.10 Energy from renewable and/or LZCT equipment during construction.

7.7.11 Implementation of the considerations in 7.7.11.

CEEQUAL Criteria:

1.2.1 Environmental impacts and benefits assessment (fixed).

1.2.2 Implementing environmental enhancements.

1.2.3 Supporting environmental benefits in contracts.

1.2.4 Environmental impacts during construction (fixed).

6.1.1 Consultation with regulatory authorities (fixed).

6.1.2 Preventing pollution in operation.

6.1.3 Control of impacts on the water environment from the completed project (fixed).

6.1.4 Long-term monitoring of impacts on the water environment.

6.1.5 Control of impacts on the water environment during construction (fixed).

6.1.6 Preventing pollution during construction.

6.1.7 Protecting existing water features during construction.

6.1.8 Monitoring water quality during construction.

CEEQUAL Criteria:

4.1.1.1 Project brief includes instructions to consider how to balance land use efficiency with other priorities.

4.1.2.1 Collecting the relevant information to be able to make appropriate and positive decisions on location.

4.1.3.1 Consideration of project location alternatives.

4.1.4.1 Site suitability.

4.1.5.1 Justification of site suitability.

4.1.6.1 Land use efficiency.

4.1.7.1 Selecting temporary land.

4.1.8.1 Temporary land use.

4.1.9.1 Previous use of the sit.

4.1.10.1 Conservation of soils and other on-site resources.

4.2.1.1 Contamination risk assessment.

4.2.2.1 Further assessment of contamination.

4.2.3.1 Land contamination specialists.

4.2.4.1 Land contamination management procedures.

4.2.5.1 Evaluation of remediation options.

4.2.6.1 Ground generated gases.

4.2.7.1 Implementation of remedial solution.

4.2.8.1 Long term effectiveness of remedial solution.

4.2.9.1 Prevention of future contamination.

4.3.1.1 Appropriate surveys for protected plant and animal species have been specified by the Client and the resources provided to undertake them effectively.

4.3.1.2 Appropriate surveys for protected plant and animal species have been undertaken at each stage of the project.

4.3.1.3 If protected plant and animal species have been found on the project site or temporary working areas.

4.3.2 prerequisite: Injurious or invasive species.

4.3.3.1 A suitably qualified ecologist has been appointed at a project stage.

4.3.3.2 Before the completion of the Brief project stage, a suitably qualified ecologist has carried out an appropriate level of survey and evaluation for the site.

4.3.3.3 The information and data has been collated and shared with the project team to inform the site preparation, design, and construction works.

4.3.4 Initial consultation with nature conservation organisations.

4.3.5 Further consultation with nature conservation organisations.

4.3.6 Land of high ecological value.

4.3.7 Ecological works plan.

4.3.8 Managing negative impacts on existing ecological value.

4.3.9 Monitoring protection, mitigation, and compensation measures.

4.3.10 Success of protection, mitigation, and compensation measures.

4.4.1 Change in ecological value.

4.4.2 Enhancing existing ecological features.

4.4.3 New wildlife habitats.

4.4.4 Special structures or facilities for wildlife.

4.4.5 Improving the water environment.

4.4.6 Improving the water environment – implementation.

4.4.7 Incorporating existing water features.

4.5.1.1 A landscape and ecology management plan, or equivalent, has been developed that covers, as a minimum, the first five years after project completion and includes:

4.5.1.2 The landscape and ecology management plan or similar has been updated as appropriate to support maintenance of the ecological value of the site.

4.5.2 Programme for monitoring.

CEEQUAL Criteria:

Reducing GHG emissions.

7.2.1 Carbon management (fixed).

7.2.2 Independent third-party certification of carbon management.

7.2.3 Achieving carbon reduction targets.

7.2.4 Exemplary level: Net zero carbon.

7.3.1 Life cycle assessment-
(b) Screening carbon footprint
(c) Complete carbon footprint.

7.7.1.1 Options for reduction in consumption but also carbon emissions during operation and maintenance.

7.7.2.1 Implementation of these options.

7.7.3 Opportunities for renewable/low-carbon/zero-carbon energy within the operational scheme.

7.7.4 Incorporating renewable/low-carbon/zero-carbon energy within the operation scheme.

7.7.5 Energy consumption during construction – consideration during design.

7.7.6 Energy consumption during construction – incorporation in design.

7.7.7 Energy consumption during construction – consideration by contractor.

7.7.8 Energy consumption during construction – implementation by contractor.

7.7.9.1 Hiring of construction plant that has been influenced by consideration of their energy efficiency, type or carbon emissions.

7.7.9.2 Fuel efficiency and minimal emissions from construction plant and ancillary equipment.

7.7.10 Energy from renewable and/or LZCT equipment during construction.

7.7.11 Implementation of the considerations in 7.7.11.

CEEQUAL Criteria:

4.1.1.1 Project brief includes instructions to consider how to balance land use efficiency with other priorities.

4.1.2.1 Collecting the relevant information to be able to make appropriate and positive decisions on location.

4.1.3.1 Consideration of project location alternatives.

4.1.4.1 Site suitability.

4.1.5.1 Justification of site suitability.

4.1.6.1 Land use efficiency.

4.1.7.1 Selecting temporary land.

4.1.8.1 Temporary land use.

4.1.9.1 Previous use of the sit.

4.1.10.1 Conservation of soils and other on-site resources.

4.2.1.1 Contamination risk assessment.

4.2.2.1 Further assessment of contamination.

4.2.3.1 Land contamination specialists.

4.2.4.1 Land contamination management procedures.

4.2.5.1 Evaluation of remediation options.

4.2.6.1 Ground generated gases.

4.2.7.1 Implementation of remedial solution.

4.2.8.1 Long term effectiveness of remedial solution.

4.2.9.1 Prevention of future contamination.

4.3.1.1 Appropriate surveys for protected plant and animal species have been specified by the Client and the resources provided to undertake them effectively.

4.3.1.2 Appropriate surveys for protected plant and animal species have been undertaken at each stage of the project.

4.3.1.3 If protected plant and animal species have been found on the project site or temporary working areas.

4.3.2 prerequisite: Injurious or invasive species.

4.3.3.1 A suitably qualified ecologist has been appointed at a project stage…

4.3.3.2 Before the completion of the Brief project stage, a suitably qualified ecologist has carried out an appropriate level of survey and evaluation for the site…

4.3.3.3 The information and data has been collated and shared with the project team to inform the site preparation, design, and construction works.

4.3.4 Initial consultation with nature conservation organisations.

4.3.5 Further consultation with nature conservation organisations.

4.3.6 Land of high ecological value.

4.3.7 Ecological works plan.

4.3.8 Managing negative impacts on existing ecological value.

4.3.9 Monitoring protection, mitigation, and compensation measures.

4.3.10 Success of protection, mitigation, and compensation measures.

4.4.1 Change in ecological value.

4.4.2 Enhancing existing ecological features.

4.4.3 New wildlife habitats.

4.4.4 Special structures or facilities for wildlife.

4.4.5 Improving the water environment.

4.4.6 Improving the water environment – implementation.

4.4.7 Incorporating existing water features.

4.5.1.1 A landscape and ecology management plan, or equivalent, has been developed that covers, as a minimum, the first five years after project completion and includes:

4.5.1.2 The landscape and ecology management plan or similar has been updated as appropriate to support maintenance of the ecological value of the site.

4.5.2 Programme for monitoring.

CEEQUAL Criteria:

7.5.1 prerequisite: Legal and sustainable timber.

7.5.2 Responsible sourcing of construction products – consideration (fixed).

7.5.3 Responsible sourcing of construction products – implementation.

7.5.4 Locally sourced and recycled materials – early consideration.

7.5.5 Locally sourced and recycled materials – further consideration.

7.5.6 Locally sourced and recycled materials – use.

CEEQUAL Criteria:

5.1.5.1 Advance landscape works.

5.1.6.1 Appropriateness of species selected.

5.1.7.1 Assessment of existing vegetation – condition of existing vegetation and retention.

5.1.8.1 Retention of existing vegetation.

5.1.10.1 Landscape design proposals – Systems to ensure
(b) best practice was applied for planting or habitat areas to avoid damage to landscape features
(c) soil conditions meet the requirements for successful establishment of the landscape design.

5.1.11.1 Protection of existing vegetation during construction.

5.1.12.1 Long term management plan.

5.1.13.1/2/3 Responsibility for long term management.

CEEQUAL Criteria:

4.1.1.1 Project brief includes instructions to consider how to balance land use efficiency with other priorities.

4.1.2.1 Collecting the relevant information to be able to make appropriate and positive decisions on location.

4.1.3.1 Consideration of project location alternatives.

4.1.4.1 Site suitability.

4.1.5.1 Justification of site suitability.

4.1.6.1 Land use efficiency.

4.1.7.1 Selecting temporary land.

4.1.8.1 Temporary land use.

4.1.9.1 Previous use of the sit.

4.1.10.1 Conservation of soils and other on-site resources.

4.2.1.1 Contamination risk assessment.

4.2.2.1 Further assessment of contamination.

4.2.3.1 Land contamination specialists.

4.2.4.1 Land contamination management procedures.

4.2.5.1 Evaluation of remediation options.

4.2.6.1 Ground generated gases.

4.2.7.1 Implementation of remedial solution.

4.2.8.1 Long term effectiveness of remedial solution.

4.2.9.1 Prevention of future contamination.

4.3.1.1 Appropriate surveys for protected plant and animal species have been specified by the Client and the resources provided to undertake them effectively.

4.3.1.2 Appropriate surveys for protected plant and animal species have been undertaken at each stage of the project.

4.3.1.3 If protected plant and animal species have been found on the project site or temporary working areas.

4.3.2 prerequisite: Injurious or invasive species.

4.3.3.1 A suitably qualified ecologist has been appointed at a project stage…

4.3.3.2 Before the completion of the Brief project stage, a suitably qualified ecologist has carried out an appropriate level of survey and evaluation for the site…

4.3.3.3 The information and data has been collated and shared with the project team to inform the site preparation, design, and construction works.

4.3.4 Initial consultation with nature conservation organisations.

4.3.5 Further consultation with nature conservation organisations.

4.3.6 Land of high ecological value.

4.3.7 Ecological works plan.

4.3.8 Managing negative impacts on existing ecological value.

4.3.9 Monitoring protection, mitigation, and compensation measures.

4.3.10 Success of protection, mitigation, and compensation measures.

4.4.1 Change in ecological value.

4.4.2 Enhancing existing ecological features.

4.4.3 New wildlife habitats.

4.4.4 Special structures or facilities for wildlife.

4.4.5 Improving the water environment.

4.4.6 Improving the water environment – implementation.

4.4.7 Incorporating existing water features.

4.5.1.1 A landscape and ecology management plan, or equivalent, has been developed that covers, as a minimum, the first five years after project completion and includes:

4.5.1.2 The landscape and ecology management plan or similar has been updated as appropriate to support maintenance of the ecological value of the site.

4.5.2 Programme for monitoring.

CEEQUAL Criteria:

1.2.1 Environmental impacts and benefits assessment (fixed).

1.2.2 Implementing environmental enhancements.

1.2.3 Supporting environmental benefits in contracts.

1.2.4 Environmental impacts during construction (fixed).

4.1.1.1 Project brief includes instructions to consider how to balance land use efficiency with other priorities.

4.1.2.1 Collecting the relevant information to be able to make appropriate and positive decisions on location.

4.1.3.1 Consideration of project location alternatives.

4.1.4.1 Site suitability.

4.1.5.1 Justification of site suitability.

4.1.6.1 Land use efficiency.

4.1.7.1 Selecting temporary land.

4.1.8.1 Temporary land use.

4.1.9.1 Previous use of the sit.

4.1.10.1 Conservation of soils and other on-site resources.

4.2.1.1 Contamination risk assessment.

4.2.2.1 Further assessment of contamination.

4.2.3.1 Land contamination specialists.

4.2.4.1 Land contamination management procedures.

4.2.5.1 Evaluation of remediation options.

4.2.6.1 Ground generated gases.

4.2.7.1 Implementation of remedial solution.

4.2.8.1 Long term effectiveness of remedial solution.

4.2.9.1 Prevention of future contamination.

4.3.1.1 Appropriate surveys for protected plant and animal species have been specified by the Client and the resources provided to undertake them effectively

4.3.1.2 Appropriate surveys for protected plant and animal species have been undertaken at each stage of the project.

4.3.1.3 If protected plant and animal species have been found on the project site or temporary working areas.

4.3.2 prerequisite: Injurious or invasive species.

4.3.3.1 A suitably qualified ecologist has been appointed at a project stage…

4.3.3.2 Before the completion of the Brief project stage, a suitably qualified ecologist has carried out an appropriate level of survey and evaluation for the site…

4.3.3.3 The information and data has been collated and shared with the project team to inform the site preparation, design, and construction works.

4.3.4 Initial consultation with nature conservation organisations.

4.3.5 Further consultation with nature conservation organisations.

4.3.6 Land of high ecological value.

4.3.7 Ecological works plan.

4.3.8 Managing negative impacts on existing ecological value.

4.3.9 Monitoring protection, mitigation, and compensation measures.

4.3.10 Success of protection, mitigation, and compensation measures.

4.4.1 Change in ecological value.

4.4.2 Enhancing existing ecological features.

4.4.3 New wildlife habitats.

4.4.4 Special structures or facilities for wildlife.

4.4.5 Improving the water environment.

4.4.6 Improving the water environment – implementation.

4.4.7 Incorporating existing water features.

4.5.1.1 A landscape and ecology management plan, or equivalent, has been developed that covers, as a minimum, the first five years after project completion and includes:

4.5.1.2 The landscape and ecology management plan or similar has been updated as appropriate to support maintenance of the ecological value of the site.

4.5.2 Programme for monitoring 15.2.1 all work towards integrating ecosystem and biodiversity values into national policy and planning.

6.1.2 Preventing pollution in operation (measures to prevent GW, FW or SW contamination as appropriate.

6.1.3.1 Control of impacts on the water environment from the completed project.

6.1.3.2 Control the impacts of on the water environment up to the end of construction.

6.1.4.1 Measures in place to monitor impact.

6.1.5.1 Impacts controlled during construction.

6.1.6.1 Specific measures have been taken to prevent pollution.

6.1.7.1 Existing water features are protected from degradation.

6.1.8.1 If affected, water bodies are monitored pre/during/post construction in accordance with the risk assessment.

CEEQUAL Criteria:

1.4.1.1 The project team organisations (client, design team, principal contractor) each have corporate plans and policies regarding ethical labour practices.

1.4.1.2 The plans and policies
(a) Are publicly available.
(b) Have been signed-off by the company directors (or equivalent).
(c) Cover all individuals working permanently or temporarily for the organisation and, in the case of the client and principal contractor, all workers on the project construction site(s)
(d) Include a named individual with specific responsibilities regarding ethical labour practices. Include specific commitments to improve ethical labour practices year on year.

1.4.1.3 Progress against commitments to improve ethical labour practices is regularly reported and made publicly available.

1.4.2.1 The selection process for (i) the design team, (ii) the principal contractor, and (iii) sub-contractor(s) included performance against their ethical labour plans and policies as one of the evaluation criteria.

1.4.2.2 The contract requirements for (i) the lead designer(s), (ii) the principal contractor, and (iii) sub-contractor(s) expressly include achievement of their ethical labour plans and policies on the project.

1.4.3 Monitoring ethical labour practices during construction.

1.4.4.1 The project team organisations (client, design team, principal contractor) have each been verified or certified by an independent third party to a recognised ethical labour scheme.

1.4.4.2 A summary of the verification or certification report by the independent third party is publicly available.

7.5.1 prerequisite: Legal and sustainable timber.

7.5.2 Responsible sourcing of construction products – consideration (fixed).

7.5.3 Responsible sourcing of construction products – implementation.

CEEQUAL Criteria:

1.4.1.1 The project team organisations (client, design team, principal contractor) each have corporate plans and policies regarding ethical labour practices.

1.4.1.2 The plans and policies
(a) Are publicly available.
(b) Have been signed-off by the company directors (or equivalent).
(c) Cover all individuals working permanently or temporarily for the organisation and, in the case of the client and principal contractor, all workers on the project construction site(s).
(d) Include a named individual with specific responsibilities regarding ethical labour practices. Include specific commitments to improve ethical labour practices year on year.

1.4.1.3 Progress against commitments to improve ethical labour practices is regularly reported and made publicly available.

1.4.2.1 The selection process for (i) the design team, (ii) the principal contractor, and (iii) sub-contractor(s) included performance against their ethical labour plans and policies as one of the evaluation criteria.

1.4.2.2 The contract requirements for (i) the lead designer(s), (ii) the principal contractor, and (iii) sub-contractor(s) expressly include achievement of their ethical labour plans and policies on the project.

1.4.3 Monitoring ethical labour practices during construction.

1.4.4.1 The project team organisations (client, design team, principal contractor) have each been verified or certified by an independent third party to a recognised ethical labour scheme.

1.4.4.2 A summary of the verification or certification report by the independent third party is publicly available.

7.5.1 prerequisite: Legal and sustainable timber.

7.5.2 Responsible sourcing of construction products – consideration (fixed).

7.5.3 Responsible sourcing of construction products – implementation.

CEEQUAL Criteria:

1.4.1.1 The project team organisations (client, design team, principal contractor) each have corporate plans and policies regarding ethical labour practices.

1.4.1.2 The plans and policies.
(a) Are publicly available. (b.) Have been signed-off by the company directors (or equivalent). (c.) Cover all individuals working permanently or temporarily for the organisation and, in the case of the client and principal contractor, all workers on the project construction site(s). (d). Include a named individual with specific responsibilities regarding ethical labour practices. Include specific commitments to improve ethical labour practices year on year.

1.4.1.3 Progress against commitments to improve ethical labour practices is regularly reported and made publicly available.

1.4.2.1 The selection process for (i) the design team, (ii) the principal contractor, and (iii) sub-contractor(s) included performance against their ethical labour plans and policies as one of the evaluation criteria.

1.4.2.2 The contract requirements for (i) the lead designer(s), (ii) the principal contractor, and (iii) sub-contractor(s) expressly include achievement of their ethical labour plans and policies on the project.

1.4.3 Monitoring ethical labour practices during construction.

1.4.4.1 The project team organisations (client, design team, principal contractor) have each been verified or certified by an independent third party to a recognised ethical labour scheme.

1.4.4.2 A summary of the verification or certification report by the independent third party is publicly available.

7.5.1 prerequisite: Legal and sustainable timber.

7.5.2 Responsible sourcing of construction products – consideration (fixed).

7.5.3 Responsible sourcing of construction products – implementation.

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