For 25 years, BREEAM has challenged the construction industry to do better, driving improvements in standards in all areas which have led to regulatory change.
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The impacts of 2020 climate targets are rippling through business, finance, and investment communities as well as advancing proactive governmental policies. Achieving business success in a low-carbon economy needs a dramatic shift from the traditional approaches. Echoing the change in the air is Ecobuild’s 2016 focus on innovation. With its Big Innovation Pitch final and UKTI’s Great British … Continue reading “The innovation race is on: Ecobuild 2016 featuring some of the most ingenious industry products”
RIBA award winning zero carbon design and development pioneers ZEDfactory* have unveiled their innovative response to the housing crisis – the Zero Bills Home. Zero Bills in a nutshell aims to make home energy bills obsolete. With a clever design that minimises energy requirements, the very low energy needs of the household are met by a … Continue reading “Zero Bills Home is launched on BRE Innovation Park”
What payback can you expect from BREEAM certified buildlings, and what additional capital cost is incurred.
On 22 April, Heads of State and Government will gather in New York to sign the historic Paris Climate Change Agreement that was secured last year in December. In preparation for the event, UNFCCC has launched a campaign, encouraging everyone across the world to become part of the change that is happening by posting a … Continue reading “Guy Hammersley: What the Paris Agreement means for me”
Workmanship, Quality and the Performance Gap in the Home Quality Mark Like many sectors, the housebuilding industry has challenges when it comes to workmanship, quality and performance. In developing the Home Quality Mark (HQM), we have widened the debate around what is meant by quality. A home that can be called one of quality means … Continue reading “Workmanship, Quality and the Performance Gap in the Home Quality Mark”
BRE operates a licensing scheme for its BES 6001 Responsible Sourcing Framework Standard for Construction Products. Last week BRE welcomed CARES (UK Certification Authority for Reinforcing Steels) as the most recent licensee for BES 6001. The BES 6001 Responsible Sourcing standard was first published over seven years ago. It seeks to give assurance about the … Continue reading “BRE welcomes CARES as a BES 6001 licensee”
On 22 April, Heads of State and Government will gather in New York to sign the historic Paris Climate Change Agreement that was secured last year in December. In preparation for the event, UNFCCC has launched a campaign, encouraging everyone across the world to become part of the change that is happening by posting a … Continue reading “John O’Brien: What the Paris Agreement means for me”
Do you have a great product idea or invention relevant to the construction industry? Or do you like puzzles and want to have a go at solving a problem identified within the industry? Travis Perkins plc has announced the first Travis Perkins Innovation Awards (TPIA) opened for applications this month. With lead sponsor Marshalls, … Continue reading “Calling all innovators and inventors!”