Tier 1 "entry level" sustainability assessment is based on simple tables using qualitative categories. The SuRF-UK Brief Case provides a slide deck procedure to follow with a series of checklists to help ensure that the framing is adequate for the sustainability assessment required. It is recommended to read the Project Framing guidance before or in parallel with the Tier 1 Sustainability Assessment slide deck.
A Tier 1 Sustainable Remediation Assessment Spreadsheet has been developed by AECOM in collaboration with the SuRF-UK Steering Group, and provides a standardised record for the completion of a Tier 1 qualitative sustainable remediation assessment in accordance with the updated SuRF-UK guidance (Supplementary Reports SR1 and SR2 published in 2020. The spreadsheet has been developed and provided freely for use in support of the SuRF-UK guidance, and this guidance should be read in conjunction with the use of this spreadsheet. The authors, contributors, and funders will not be responsible for any loss, however arising, from the use of, or reliance on, this spreadshhet, nor do they assume responsibility or liability for errors or omissions. Users are advised to confirm the adequacy of the spreadsheet for the intended use and to take appropriate professional advice where necessary. SuRF-UK nor AECOM offer any warrantee or technical support for this spreadsheet.
SuRF Bulletin 4 summarises the work of Phase 3 of this project and it gives a good overview and introduction of what is involved in the Sustainable Management Practice document, Project Framing and Planning a Sustainability Assessment, and undertaking a Tier 1 Qualitative Assessment.