The performance of multi-sensors in fire and false alarm tests

The early detection of fire is necessary to give building occupants time to escape and to limit the damage to property. Achieving reliable early detection with minimal false alarms over a broad range of applications is a challenge. The detection of smoke-like phenomena commonly found in the service environment, such as steam, aerosols and airborne … Continue reading “The performance of multi-sensors in fire and false alarm tests”

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”

360° ethos brings One Creative a BRE BIM Business certification

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”

CEEQUAL is the sequel!

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 awarded first BREEAM Infrastructure certificate

HS2 has become the UK’s first infrastructure project to be awarded a BREEAM Infrastructure (pilot) Scheme Certificate for its ambitious sustainability strategy on Phase 1 of the project. The assessment demonstrates that HS2 is committed to going beyond enhancement and protection of the environment, to address the key social and economic impacts of the development. … Continue reading “HS2 awarded first BREEAM Infrastructure certificate”

How a BRE Office Became the Centre Piece for Major Biophilic Design Research

A chance encounter in a traffic jam has led to a major scientific investigation on the wellbeing effects of biophilic design History tells us that people have always been influenced and attracted by nature. For example, tomb paintings from ancient Egypt, as well as remains found in the ruins of Pompeii, demonstrate that people brought … Continue reading “How a BRE Office Became the Centre Piece for Major Biophilic Design Research”

Developer Jinmao to apply BREEAM on over 100 new buildings across China

One of the largest developers and owners of commercial real estate in China, the Jinmao Holdings Group, has committed to applying international sustainability standard BREEAM on a minimum of 100 building projects over the next two years. The announcement comes as Jinmao embarks on a 10 billion RMB residential and commercial construction programme, and shows … Continue reading “Developer Jinmao to apply BREEAM on over 100 new buildings across China”