New Special Interest Group to enhance security in the built environment

To help drive better security in the built environment, a new Special Interest Group has been launched by building science centre, BRE, in partnership with the Security Institute – the UK’s largest professional membership body for security professionals. “Rightly so, security is high on everyone’s agenda,” says BRE Associate Director and Special Interest Group co-chair, … Continue reading “New Special Interest Group to enhance security in the built environment”

Bloomin’ marvellous: BREEAM certificate for Wuhan’s lily shaped low carbon building

9 November 2017 The iconic lily shaped Institute of New Energy’s building in Wuhan, China (INEW) received its BREEAM Very Good post construction certificate at a celebratory ceremony earlier today.  Present at the event was Baroness Fairhead, Minister of State for the Department for International Trade who is leading a business delegation in China this … Continue reading “Bloomin’ marvellous: BREEAM certificate for Wuhan’s lily shaped low carbon building”

A circular economy for the property sector. It’s not business as usual!

The second in our series of Autumn breakfast briefings for the property sector took place in Birmingham, and brought together representatives of a range of organisations from across the region. Birmingham has a population of 1.1 million and is famous as the city with more canal miles than Venice. It is the business and employment … Continue reading “A circular economy for the property sector. It’s not business as usual!”

BREEAM shortlisted for National Air Quality Awards 2017

The BREEAM team is delighted to have made the shortlist for this year’s National Air Quality Awards for ‘Commercial Sector Air Quality Initiative of the Year’. This recognises the recent work the team has carried out to update the air quality related requirements in the upcoming BREEAM UK New Construction 2018 scheme.   Since the first BREEAM … Continue reading “BREEAM shortlisted for National Air Quality Awards 2017”

BREEAM USA and Fitwel Announce Alignment to Promote Health and Environmental Outcomes

The two leading science-based building rating systems find common ground for users to apply for dual certifications, providing benefits for buildings and their occupants The Center for Active Design (CfAD) and BRE America have announced a crosswalk between the Fitwel Certification System and the BREEAM USA In-Use standard, developing a straightforward and cost-efficient process for … Continue reading “BREEAM USA and Fitwel Announce Alignment to Promote Health and Environmental Outcomes”

BEGlobal: Pros and Cons of Working in a Global Environment

Globalisation has introduced many changes in international society in economical, political, social and cultural terms. Some changes are positive, as we are able to communicate in different ways with different parts of the world using technology. However there are challenges, such as new forms of social interaction between parents, friends and colleagues. These topics will … Continue reading “BEGlobal: Pros and Cons of Working in a Global Environment”