BREEAM Director, Dr Shamir Ghumra provides insight on how BREEAM and CEEQUAL have helped city and town planners deliver better, and more sustainable, transport systems for their communities.
It’s been three years, but we’re back at London’s ExCeL from 17-19th May 2022 at the IFSEC and FIREX International tradeshows, the UK’s largest gathering of the professional fire safety and security communities.
Costs associated with modern methods of construction (MMC) could fall by a third as demand in the sector grows, reveals a new report published today by Constructing Excellence at its annual conference. Part of BRE, Constructing Excellence is a leading not-for-profit membership organisation that is driving change in the construction sector. Its report, created in … Continue reading “Costs of MMC set to drop by a third”
BRE is collaborating with other industry leaders to develop a new Built Environment Carbon Database. A lack of reliably available and consistent data has been one of the barriers preventing the construction industry from actively measuring and reducing carbon emissions. BRE is working with RICS, the UK Green Building Council, the Carbon Trust, RIBA, the Institution … Continue reading “BRE helps build new embodied carbon database “
BRE report – ‘The Cost of Poor Housing in England’ – quantifies the cost burden to the NHS caused by hazards arising from poor quality homes in England Findings reveal that 2.6 million homes in England – 11% of the country’s housing stock – are categorised as ‘poor quality’ and therefore hazardous to occupants Most … Continue reading “BRE report finds poor housing is costing NHS £1.4bn a year”
We recently caught up with Kamil Hamid, Regional Manager for Asia. Find out about how he assisted with accreditation during the COVID-19 pandemic, and how his role has progressed during his time at BRE.
Today’s Budget contained welcome changes to business rates – but showed that there is still much that could to be done to address the challenges of the climate emergency in the built environment. BRE’s CEO Gillian Charlesworth commented: “Although we are disappointed not to see some of the policies we hoped would complement last week’s … Continue reading “BRE welcomes Budget business rates reforms”