The iconic lily shaped Institute of New Energy’s building in Wuhan, China (INEW) received its BREEAM Very Good post-construction certificate.
Tim Wiseman, BREEAM Domestic Refurbishment Scheme Manager, updates us on the progress of his 500 mile charity cycle ride around Myanmar! With support from the BRE Trust, Tim is cycling to raise money for Article25 whilst conducting research into healthcare buildings in the Southeast Asian country. Friday 10th November – Popping up mount Popa We left … Continue reading “Update from Myanmar – Article25 Charity Cycle”
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”
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”
The next update from my 500 mile cycle ride around Myanmar, undertaking building research and raising money for Article25! Day 3 – heading up north to the countryside We took the 15 hour overnight sleeper train from Yangon to Mandalay. It was certainly an interesting experience. Just like a normal sleeper train, but a lot slower, … Continue reading “Update from Myanmar – Article25 Charity Cycle”
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!”
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”
Today is officially World Town Planning Day! An international celebration of planners, good urban design and the contribution they bring to their respective communities.
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”
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”