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”

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”

5 things construction can learn from automotive

On 25 January the Constructing Excellence were hosted by Tata Steel at their distribution and processing centre at Wednesfield, West Midlands, the largest in the UK.   Tata Steel have invested heavily in the facility including over £12 million in a dedicated Automotive Service Centre to produce sophisticated differentiated steel products. The visit inspired some very … Continue reading “5 things construction can learn from automotive”

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”