If we are to meet the target of reducing CO2 emissions by 80% of 1990 levels by 2050, we need to refurbish one home every 45 seconds. Tim Wiseman reports.
BRE hosted its annual Customer Reception and Round table discussions at Skyloft, in London earlier this year. Introduction The evening included a stimulating presentation from our guest presenter, Dr Rob MacDonald from Liverpool John Moore’s University, who spoke on “Achieving Dementia Friendly Environments and Good Mental Well Being for All.” This coincides with the BRE … Continue reading “Customer Reception 2018”
New BRE research paper explores how blockchain technology can benefit the built environment industry
A new report from BRE Trust explores opportunities to address challenges in the built environment industry using blockchain technology. Distributed Ledger Technology (of which blockchain is one application) is a digital record of the economic transactions or changes in the ownership of an asset. The information is shared and continually updated on a network of … Continue reading “New BRE research paper explores how blockchain technology can benefit the built environment industry”
The BREEAM Sustainability Champion role is changing to BREEAM Advisory Professional – Here’s what you need to know
BREEAM introduced the role of the Sustainability Champion to UK building level schemes in 2014 with an aim to give project teams a ‘scheme-related’ expert who they can turn to for assistance during the assessment process. This expert is able to support a project team as they work towards their BREEAM target rating. The purpose … Continue reading “The BREEAM Sustainability Champion role is changing to BREEAM Advisory Professional – Here’s what you need to know”
Award-winning building designer practice One Creative Environments Ltd. (One) has been awarded BRE Global BIM Level 2 Business Systems Certification. One is an integrated multidisciplinary building design business working in masterplanning, architecture, landscape architecture, civil and structural engineering and building services both in the UK and abroad. Spanning a wide range of sectors, their clients … Continue reading “360° ethos brings One Creative a BRE BIM Business certification”
The Home Quality Mark (HQM) aims to make new homes better. Better for our pockets, our wellbeing and our environment. And at the very heart of the HQM scheme is the need to deliver quality homes. Quality Homes are high on the public agenda, but it is not always easy to achieve, particularly when house-building … Continue reading “HQM ONE – setting baselines in a flexible scheme”
Say Hello to the Norwegian Green Building Council (NGBC)! The first of our monthly featured National Scheme Operators (NSOs). NSOs operate adapted, country-specific BREEAM schemes under licence from BRE Global Ltd. These organisations are selected to provide local knowledge, market presence and local stakeholder engagement through their governance structures. Their schemes are adapted to local … Continue reading “Say Hello to Norway Green Building Council!”
BRE revealed today that the CEEQUAL name will be retained for their combined sustainability rating schemes for civil engineering and infrastructure. Pre-registration of projects to the new scheme – CEEQUAL (2018) – is now open in advance of the full launch later this year. This will enable early stage infrastructure project teams interested in applying … Continue reading “CEEQUAL is the sequel!”
HS2 has become the UK’s first infrastructure project to be awarded a BREEAM Infrastructure (pilot) scheme certificate.