NEW SABRE LICENCES: APRIL 2018

We are pleased to welcome Canary Wharf Group PLC, Instrom Limited and ICTS Consult as SABRE Licensed Companies. SABRE is BRE’s security assessment and certification scheme. If you are investing in security or wish to understand and improve security at new and existing facilities, you need to think carefully about the company you select to … Continue reading “NEW SABRE LICENCES: APRIL 2018”

First time buyers in Wales set to benefit from energy-assessed mortgages

Wales will be the first UK country to offset mortgage lending against energy efficiency rating of new build homes in progressive legislation  Wales will be the first country to adopt pioneering mortgage research into legislation, with first-time buyers expected to reap the benefits. From this June, all Welsh Help-To-Buy loans will be adjusted according to … Continue reading “First time buyers in Wales set to benefit from energy-assessed mortgages”

BREEAM UK New Construction 2018 continues to drive energy performance improvements

Significant changes have been made to the way in which energy performance is assessed under the BREEAM UK New Construction 2018 scheme within Ene01 – Reduction of energy use and carbon emission. In order to address the energy performance gap, new criteria rewarding more detailed energy modelling, encompassing regulated and unregulated energy uses has been … Continue reading “BREEAM UK New Construction 2018 continues to drive energy performance improvements”

BRE announces new Director of BREEAM

Ethical and sustainable construction champion Dr Shamir Ghumra takes on a new role at helm of BREEAM – the leading international portfolio of sustainability standards (including CEEQUAL and Home Quality Mark) that has been driving global improvements in buildings and infrastructure for over two decades. Formerly Director of Sustainable Products at BRE, Shamir has a … Continue reading “BRE announces new Director of BREEAM”

Enhanced features announced for BRE’s leading construction site performance tool SmartSite

New features will support users to achieve and demonstrate better site health, safety, environmental and quality performance SmartSite is a suite of tools, developed by BRE, that enables construction sites to measure, collate, report and continuously improve their business level performance to make their sites safer, healthier, more sustainable and ultimately improve productivity. SmartSite brings … Continue reading “Enhanced features announced for BRE’s leading construction site performance tool SmartSite”

BRE at the Facilities Show 2018

Join BRE’s Andy Lewry and Sam Turner at the Facilities Show 2018 on Stand M930 19th -21st June Andy will be on two expert panels discussing “Office moves, refurbs and relocation” and “Workplaces of the future” TITLE: Office moves, refurbs and relocation; DATE: Tuesday 19th June TIME: 15.50 – 16.40 LOCATION: Facilities Management Theatre SYNOPSIS:  How … Continue reading “BRE at the Facilities Show 2018”

Devising & delivering Social Sustainability & community resilience at neighbourhood level

GREENBUILD EUROPE  – Berlin – 18th April 2018     It is a sunny day in Berlin, and the GreenBuild Europe event is in full swing. I will be presenting a short course on the notion of Social Sustainability and community resilience at the neighborhood level and why it should be considered and implemented at … Continue reading “Devising & delivering Social Sustainability & community resilience at neighbourhood level”