Working with CIEEM and others, BREEAM have taken a pioneering approach to the strategic development of its assessment of ecology and its links to other issues covered by BREEAM.
UKGBC recently released a green paper proposing a key leadership role for cities and local authorities in the support of the delivery of new homes.
BRE Global, the certification arm of BRE, has announced Marshalls plc as the first organisation to be verified against its new Ethical Labour Sourcing (ELS) standard. The ELS standard provides organisations with a framework to verify their systems and processes in relation to the Modern Slavery Act and continuously improve their ethical labour sourcing practices. … Continue reading “BRE Global presents its first Ethical Labour Sourcing verification certificate”
Key April event to set out practical ways of improving commercial buildings for better occupant health and wellbeing. Healthier buildings are widely recognised by commercial property owners and tenants as being an asset. With the launch of the WELL Standard and its alignment with BREEAM reflecting the appetite for enhancing the health and wellbeing of … Continue reading “BRE and EVORA partner on Healthy Buildings event”
Leading speakers to take centre stage at BRE’s March conference. With the NHS and social care issues high on the public agenda, BRE’s upcoming Healthy Places for People conference will address the urgent challenges, priorities, opportunities and solutions for enabling elderly people to stay in their home, independently and live well for longer. Against a … Continue reading “Healthy Places for People”
The Centre for Sustainable Products at BRE has a long tradition with product environmental assessment with products such as Environmental Profiles and the Green Guide to Specification. Over the past few years I have seen this evolve from a very quantitative approach to recognise the broader sustainability issues that touch procurement and supply chain assurance. … Continue reading “Ethical Labour Sourcing – A big leap for BRE, the industry and society”
Interface, the leading global manufacturer of modular flooring, is the first sponsor to be announced for The Biophilic Office, the research and demonstration project which will show how biophilic design can create a healthier, more productive office environment. The project, from BRE and Oliver Heath Design, focuses on the refurbishment of a 1980s office building … Continue reading “Interface sponsors The Biophilic Office”
Having been around for over 90 years and being at the forefront of the built environment, BRE gets involved in a lot of areas. You may well know of our world leading testing facilities, where we test products and materials against the elements – or perhaps you are aware of the most widely used environmental … Continue reading “5 things you may not know BRE can help you with”
Are you a designer? Architect? Developer? Policy-maker? Planner? In your use of research, have you ever wished that it was just a little bit simpler for you to find out what the latest outcomes are? And you are always conscious not to cherry-pick the research to suit your position, but how can you easily find … Continue reading “How can ageing and mobility research be best used in decision-making?”
With the rather interesting welcome party on the evening of the first day behind us, day two of MIPIM – the largest event for the property sector – starts. Martin Townsend writes.