Over half of the world’s population is living in cities at the moment and the numbers are expected to grow by an extra 2 billion people by 2050. The impacts of climate change, high resource demands, aging demographics, the growth of the middle class, the increase in obesity and diabetes, and other challenges, are all adding pressure onto our city … Continue reading “Urban resilience: A 12 Global Cities Analysis”
Every year Brighton Permaculture celebrates in partnership with Low Carbon Trust a Green Architecture Day in Brighton to inspire anyone interested in sustainability and the built environment. The event has built a steady attending rate of 2000 participants who want to quench their thirst for knowledge around living and working in greener buildings. Taking place on a Saturday … Continue reading “Green Architecture Day”
This is the fourth in a series of case studies that use a new methodology to assess the deconstruction potential of new build properties. The case studies and methodology have been funded by the BRE Trust to raise awareness amongst architects, designers and contractors of the potential of Design for Deconstruction (DfD) to create more … Continue reading “Design for Deconstruction Case Study 4: Ski slope”
False alarms have been reported to cost the country up to £1 billion per year, due largely to the disruption and loss of productivity in businesses. There is no single organisation responsible for the investigation of false alarms or providing guidance on reducing them. This lack of objective data has meant little analysis has been … Continue reading “Live investigations of false fire alarms”
The Education & Health category in this year’s BREEAM Awards 2016 is a real life ‘Battle of Britain’.
BRE’s BIM expert Paul Oakley interviews Erol Erturan, Managing Director and Balasz Trojak, BIM Manager from Leeds based engineering consultancy ADEPT about its recently awarded BRE Global BIM Business Systems Certification which demonstrates a company’s compliance with the requirements of BIM Level 2 and the benefits that BIM brings to ADEPT, its clients and the supply … Continue reading “BIM leap of faith brings rewards to ADEPT”
For the third consecutive year BRE has been selected as the official research and innovation partner of Ecobuild – the largest UK exhibition and conference for the construction and energy market, which takes place from 8-10 March at the Excel Centre in London. The partnership will see BRE conduct a range of activities at the … Continue reading “BRE announced as research and innovation partner for Ecobuild 2016”
Alkali-activated (AA) binder technologies can utilise locally available clays, waste materials and industrial by-products in combination with a manufactured chemical activator. The production of AA binder technologies uses less energy and produces less carbon dioxide than conventional Portland cement (PC). Although low-carbon concretes made from AA binders share some materials in common with conventional PC-based … Continue reading “Alkali-activated binders for precast and ready-mixed concrete products”
The global trend of urbanisation poses opportunities and challenges for city leaders. Rapidly growing cities will need to build infrastructure and services which support people to access jobs and education. Leading cities will provide a good quality of life to residents and achieve success in the global marketplace by creating resilient, sustainable and healthy urban … Continue reading “Growing Cities Sustainably”
BREEAM project teams are being challenged and upskilled to deliver and adapt a built environment fit for the climates of the future.