New leadership for BRE’s Building Performance Group

Alan Somerville has been appointed as the new Director of BRE’s Building Performance Group which incorporates flagship brands BREEAM, CEEQUAL, HQM and SmartSite along with BRE key services related to strategic advisory & housing and energy. Former Head of Energy, Infrastructure & Sustainability, EMEA at real estate consultants Cushman & Wakefield, Alan has over 25 years’ … Continue reading “New leadership for BRE’s Building Performance Group”

Beijing’s Peninsula hotel refurbishment achieves international BREEAM rating

Hong Kong and Shanghai Hotels Group (HSH Group) sets a precedent for sustainable renovation with the BREEAM refurbishment of their seminal Peninsula Hotel in China’s capital. In a complex feat of engineering and design, the Peninsula Beijing transformed its 525 rooms into 230 luxury suites during its 2017 renovation. Sustainable design features that formed part … Continue reading “Beijing’s Peninsula hotel refurbishment achieves international BREEAM rating”

BRE announces Crest Nicholson development as the first Home Quality Mark certified home

BRE has certified the first Home Quality Mark (HQM) approved residences, Lancaster Grange, in Bricket Wood, Hertfordshire. The landmark seal of approval on the 100-unit development, by Crest Nicholson, provides buyers with the added assurance that their new home is designed, built and will perform to a high environmental standard to meet owners’ health and … Continue reading “BRE announces Crest Nicholson development as the first Home Quality Mark certified home”