Award-winning Estonian developer Kodasema is launching its revolutionary KODA house to the UK on the BRE Innovation Park. KODA aims to shake up the UK and international property markets by providing a multi-purpose self-build structure that can be used as a city centre home, a lakeside summer house, a cosy café, an office, workshop or … Continue reading “Multi-purpose KODA arrives on the BRE Innovation Park”
With the increasing impact of climate change the number of natural disasters is growing rapidly. How do we ensure that affected communities can quickly and sustainably recover and rebuild their lives and communities? Providing shelter for displaced people and families is one of the first critical components of disaster relief. Shelters need to be designed … Continue reading “The buildings that help rebuild lives and communities”
Following the tragic fire that occurred last week at Grenfell Tower, our thoughts are with those many people so devastatingly impacted by the fire. We are committed to do our utmost to support whatever needs arise from this incident. Over the past few days BRE has been working closely with the government and other stakeholders to … Continue reading “Statement on Grenfell Tower”
Temple Farm Development spreads across an 85 acre rural site in Chelmsford, England. The project comprises offices, residential and healthcare buildings, and an Energy Centre.
The current focus on whole building LCAs reflects a strategic shift in the approach taken in sustainability assessment of the built environment within the BREEAM family.
People expect good natural lighting, both daylight and sunlight, in their homes. In cities, however, external obstructions restrict the amount of light that is available. A BRE publication, ‘Site layout planning for daylight and sunlight: a guide to good practice’ (BRE Report BR209) gives guidance in this area. It explains how to limit the loss … Continue reading “Daylight or darkness? How daylighting design impacts health”
The British Woodworking Federation (BWF) feel it’s crucial that the joinery industry adopt life cycle assessments and Environmental Product Declarations en masse. Read Kevin Underwood’s report on the need for product manufacturers to provide transparent EPDs, and how BRE’s online tool LINA makes life cycle assessments more accessible.
FC&A Magazine reports on the BREEAM certified Energy Academy in Groningen, Netherlands.
Constructing Excellence today announced that Phil Wilbraham, Mark Farmer and David Whysall will succeed Murray Rowden as Co-Chairs with immediate effect. Phil Wilbraham is Director of Expansion for Heathrow Airport Ltd, where he has worked for over 15 years as a champion of collaborative working and intelligent client capability. Phil is also a leading member … Continue reading “New co-chairs of Constructing Excellence”
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