BRE and GRESB introduce new efficiencies for reporting Green Building Certifications

| Seamlessly add your BREEAM asset certification to the GRESB Asset-level Portal |   BRE and GRESB have teamed up to introduce new efficiencies for reporting Green Building Certifications to the GRESB Real Estate Assessment. The collaboration sees the integration of the BREEAM Application Programming Interface (API) within the GRESB Portal. The API link enables you to … Continue reading “BRE and GRESB introduce new efficiencies for reporting Green Building Certifications”

We’re thinking about water

We are all aware that water is a precious natural commodity and a key component for all life on Earth. Likewise, our economy is dependent on reliable water supplies. Industry, agriculture and energy production all rely on water use and as such contribute heavily to global water consumption. When we see rivers bursting their banks … Continue reading “We’re thinking about water”

Norway’s first BREEAM-certified hotel building

Comfort Hotel Bergen Airport opened on the 28 of February 2017 and is Norway’s first BREEAM certified hotel building. “The hotel is in a community where BREEAM certification is part of the regulation plan,” explains Arild Carter in Linstow Estate. COMFORT HOTEL BERGEN LUFTHAVN vil bli Norges første BREEAM-sertifiserte hotellbygg. PHOTO: Inger Marie Grini The … Continue reading “Norway’s first BREEAM-certified hotel building”

New SABRE licences: March 2018

We are pleased to welcome BB7 Fire Limited, Buro Happold Limited, Control Risks Group Limited and Hoare Lea LLP as SABRE Licensed Companies. SABRE is BRE’s security assessment and certification scheme. These companies are able to offer SABRE Assessment services alongside their security consulting services and are now listed on Red Book Live. If you … Continue reading “New SABRE licences: March 2018”

IES Tap software updated for UK New Construction 2018

IES, in collaboration with BRE, now support BREEAM UK New Construction (NC) 2018, with the release of another update to the IES TaP system for BREEAM project management. IES TaP are delighted to announce that the award winning online BREEAM project management system now supports BREEAM UK NC 2018 scheme, which launched 7th March 2018. IES TaP for … Continue reading “IES Tap software updated for UK New Construction 2018”

First BREEAM Norway Kindergarten

Haukåsen Outdoor kindergarten in Trondheim was the first education building to achieve BREEAM-NOR certification. To demonstrate management’s commitment to the environment & sustainability, they have included BREEAM on the educational programme for the eldest children – The Superheroes! “The commitment by the children has been enormous”, says educational director Anne Mari Bjørnstad. “The environment is … Continue reading “First BREEAM Norway Kindergarten”

BRE Global to transfer its CE marking business to new Dublin base

In preparation for the UK’s exit from the European Union next year, BRE Global has established a new office in Ireland’s capital for its CE marking activities. With support from the Irish Government to apply for EU Notified Body status, its current activities under the Construction Products Regulation (CPR) and other directives will transfer across to … Continue reading “BRE Global to transfer its CE marking business to new Dublin base”

New good practice guidance looks at the best way to deliver multifunctional solar car parks

As the UK Government seeks to include more renewable energy in the energy mix, solving problems associated with intermittent renewable generation will become more imperative due to the capacity issues in our electricity distribution network (BEIS, 2017) . Low carbon solutions which balance electricity supply and demand are required to achieve this, and multifunctional solar car parks can be part of … Continue reading “New good practice guidance looks at the best way to deliver multifunctional solar car parks”