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BREEAM Site Sustainability Managers

28 September 2018

Congratulations to Becky Chapman and Becka Sanderson from the EMS Advisory Team who are now qualified Site Sustainability Managers (SSM) for BREEAM.

Becky and Becka recently took part in a training course to become Site Sustainability Managers (SMM). The SSM initiative aims to encourage construction sites to be sustainably managed, addressing the gap between sustainable design and completed buildings.

Site Sustainability Managers are the champions of sustainability on site. Their primary job is to ensure that environmental impacts are minimised.

This qualification enables Becky and Becka to:

  • Understand basics of sustainability on site – minimising the impacts on the environment;
  • Understand what causes a performance gap between design and construction of buildings, identifying potential issues during the construction, handover and close out stages that could widen this gap;
  • Understand infrared thermography principles;
  • Understand how to achieve an airtight building, avoiding gaps and achieving a better performing fabric;
  • Understand the process of BREEAM certification and know your role within the post-construction stage assessment;
  • Be able to identify the correct type of evidence required to enable the BREEAM assessor to carry out their assessment;
  • Understand how Building Information Management (BIM) can support your work onsite and enable better sustainability outcomes;
  • Know how to successfully champion sustainability onsite, including how to involve site workers and the supply chain (bre.ac).

Becky said, 

“We both found the course extremely valuable. Through further developing our skills and knowledge we can use this to benefit our new and existing customers and help them work towards achieving relevant BREEAM points. Being qualified Site Sustainability Manager’s will enable us to help our clients manage their sites in the most sustainable and environmentally friendly way.”

If you would like any further information on this service, please contact Rebecca Chapman at 0114 272 2270 or becky.chapman@em-solutions.co.uk

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