Version 4 is the previous version of CEEQUAL. The current version is CEEQUAL Version 5.
There are twelve sections in CEEQUAL Version 4.
Section 1: Project/Contract Management
The need for environmental risk assessments and active environmental management, training, the influence of contractual and procurement processes, delivering environmental and social performance, construction issues, minimising emissions.
Section 2: Land Use
Design for minimum land-take, legal requirements, flood risk, previous use of the site, land contamination and remediation measures.
Section 3: Landscape Issues (including rural landscape & townscape)
Consideration of landscape issues in design, amenity features, local character, loss and compensation or mitigation of landscape features, implementation and management, and completion and aftercare.
Section 4: Ecology & Biodiversity
Impacts on sites of high ecological value, protected species, conservation & enhancement, habitat creation measures, monitoring and maintenance.
Section 5: The Historic Environment
Baseline studies and surveys, conservation and enhancement measures to be taken if features are found, and information and public access.
Section 6: Water Issues
Control of a project’s impacts on, and protection of, the water environment, legal requirements, minimising water usage, and enhancement of the water environment.
Section 7: Energy & Carbon
Life-cycle energy and carbon analysis, energy and carbon emissions in use, and energy and carbon performance on site, but not embodied energy, which is in Section 8.
Section 8: Material Use
Minimising environmental impact of materials used, minimising material use and waste, responsible sourcing of materials including selection of timber, using re-used and/or recycled material, minimising use and impacts of hazardous materials, durability and maintenance, and future de-construction or disassembly.
Section 9: Waste Management
Design for waste minimisation, legal requirements, waste from site preparation, and on-site waste management.
Section 10: Transport
Location of a project in relation to transport infrastructure, minimising traffic impacts of a project, construction transport, and minimising workforce travel.
Section 11: Effects on Neighbours
Minimising operation and construction-related nuisances, legal requirements, nuisance from construction noise and vibration, and from air and light pollution, and visual impact, including site tidiness.
Section 12: Relations with the Local Community and Other Stakeholders
Community consultation, community relations programmes and their effectiveness, engagement with relevant local groups, and human environment, aesthetics and employment.