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PREN 15643-3

2010 Edition, April 2010

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Superseded By: BS EN 15643-3

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This European Standard provides the specific principles and requirements, expressed through a suite of standards, for the assessment of social performance of buildings, taking into account the technical characteristics and functionality of the construction works being assessed. The assessment will quantify the contribution, in social terms, of the assessed construction works to sustainable construction and sustainable development. .

NOTE 1 Assessment of social performance is one aspect of sustainability assessment of buildings under the general framework of prEN 15643-1.

The framework applies to all types of buildings, both new and existing, and it is relevant for the assessment of the social performance of new buildings over the use stage of the life cycle, and of existing buildings over their remaining service life.

NOTE 2 Future revisions of this standard may include the assessment of social performance for other stages of the building life cycle.

The social dimension of sustainability concentrates, in this first generation of standards, on the assessment of impacts of a building related to its occupants and other users expressed with the quantifiable indicators. The social performance measures will be represented through indicators for:

— Health and Comfort;

— Accessibility;

— Maintenance;

— Safety / Security;

— Loadings on the neighbourhood

Construction and deconstruction stages of the building life cycle including health and safety aspects related to construction workers are not part of the first generation of standards.

The standards developed under this framework do not set the rules for how the different assessment methodologies may provide valuation methods, and nor do they prescribe levels, classes or benchmarks for measuring performance.

NOTE 3 Evaluation methods, levels, classes or benchmarks may be prescribed in the requirements for social performance in the client's brief, building regulations, national standards, national codes of practice, certification schemes, etc.

The rules for assessment of social aspects of organisations are not included within this framework. However, the consequences of decisions or actions that influence the social performance of the object of assessment, are taken into account.