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The Romanian Energy Performance of Buildings Conference (RCEPB)

The Romanian Energy Performance of Buildings Conference (RCEPB)

BRE and in particular BREEAM have long standing relationships with the Romanian construction industry; especially with respect to sustainability and ...
Solar, energy storage, and electric vehicles - joining up the clean technologies

Solar, energy storage, and electric vehicles – joining up the clean technologies

A few eyebrows were raised when in 2015 the Renewable Energy Association (REA) launched its representation of the energy storage ...
Say Hello to the Swedish Green Building Council!

Say Hello to the Swedish Green Building Council!

Say Hello to the Swedish Green Building Council (SGBC)! Next in our featured National Scheme Operators (NSOs). SGBC operate the ...
BRE and GRESB introduce new efficiencies for reporting Green Building Certifications

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 ...
GRESB integrates new BREEAM API to enhance green building certification reporting

GRESB integrates new BREEAM API to enhance green building certification reporting

GRESB and BRE have collaborated to integrate a BREEAM API with the GRESB Portal for the 2018 reporting cycle ...
News update from BRE’s Housing and Health team – March 2018

News update from BRE’s Housing and Health team – March 2018

News from BRE's Housing and Health Team - March 2018 ...
We're thinking about water

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 ...
Norway's first BREEAM-certified hotel building

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 ...
New SABRE licences: March 2018

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 ...
IES Tap software updated for UK New Construction 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 ...
First BREEAM Norway Kindergarten

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

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 ...
Press for Progress and celebrate International Women’s Day

Press for Progress and celebrate International Women’s Day

The International Women’s day theme of this year is #PressforProgress. This is a strong call not only for the 8th ...
BREEAM Awards 2018 - Winners Announced

BREEAM Awards 2018 – Winners Announced

The winners of the BREEAM Awards 2018, for building projects and professionals with extraordinary achievements in sustainability, were revealed last ...
Industry Collaboration Drives BREEAM UK New Construction 2018

Industry Collaboration Drives BREEAM UK New Construction 2018

The updated BREEAM UK New Construction scheme goes live this week, following BREEAM’s most comprehensive industry consultation to date ...
BREEAM and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

BREEAM and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

On 1 January 2016, the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which were adopted by world leaders in September 2015, came ...
BREEAM UK Non-Domestic New Construction 2018 will go LIVE on 7th March 2018!

BREEAM UK Non-Domestic New Construction 2018 will go LIVE on 7th March 2018!

The launch of the latest BREEAM UK New Construction scheme marks the end of an 18 month process of technical ...
Retrofit-Led Regeneration in Greater Manchester

Retrofit-Led Regeneration in Greater Manchester

If we are to meet the target of reducing CO2 emissions by 80% of 1990 levels by 2050, we need ...
Customer Reception 2018

Customer Reception 2018

BRE hosted its annual Customer Reception and Round table discussions at Skyloft, in London earlier this year. Introduction The evening ...
The BREEAM Sustainability Champion role is changing to BREEAM Advisory Professional - Here’s what you need to know

The BREEAM Sustainability Champion role is changing to BREEAM Advisory Professional – Here’s what you need to know

BREEAM introduced the role of the Sustainability Champion to UK building level schemes in 2014 with an aim to give ...
HQM ONE – setting baselines in a flexible scheme

HQM ONE – setting baselines in a flexible scheme

The Home Quality Mark (HQM) aims to make new homes better. Better for our pockets, our wellbeing and our environment ...
Say Hello to Norway Green Building Council!

Say Hello to Norway Green Building Council!

Say Hello to the Norwegian Green Building Council (NGBC)! The first of our monthly featured National Scheme Operators (NSOs). NSOs ...
HS2 awarded first BREEAM Infrastructure certificate

HS2 awarded first BREEAM Infrastructure certificate

HS2 has become the UK’s first infrastructure project to be awarded a BREEAM Infrastructure (pilot) scheme certificate ...
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 ...
5 things construction can learn from automotive

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 ...