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Making energy calculations more accurate, using HQM

Making energy calculations more accurate, using HQM

…and what’s new for HQM ONE. When developers and assessors start using HQM, one of the first things they look ...
BRE and IWBI deliver improved guidance to streamline joint certification of BREEAM and WELL

BRE and IWBI deliver improved guidance to streamline joint certification of BREEAM and WELL

BRE and the International WELL Building Institute™ (IWBI™) today released a new, improved briefing paper that outlines how projects may ...
GRESB and BREEAM partner to recognise responsible real estate investment

GRESB and BREEAM partner to recognise responsible real estate investment

For the second year, GRESB and BREEAM are partnering to recognise responsible real estate investment, as part of the annual ...
BRE Watford innovation park

Improving home quality with HQM ONE

Quality housing for our communities is as important as ever. With Government's pledge to build a million new homes by ...
High Quality High Density Homes; what we need or storing up trouble?

High Quality High Density Homes; what we need or storing up trouble?

In the last budget, the Chancellor continued the Governments drive for greater density of housing because people want to live ...
Rating a high quality new home; what works best for consumers?

Rating a high quality new home; what works best for consumers?

We plan to change the way that HQM rates homes (namely the Stars and Indicators) You can read the details ...
Being resilient to flooding: an interview with Mike Still

Being resilient to flooding: an interview with Mike Still

With over three decades of experience around risk management and the impact on insurance, Mike Still - Chair of Business ...
A summary of the Town and Country Planning Association's (TCPA) Practical Guide on Health in Garden Cities – Guide 8

A summary of the Town and Country Planning Association’s (TCPA) Practical Guide on Health in Garden Cities – Guide 8

The notion of Garden Towns/ Villages has received more momentum in the recent years in response to the UK’s housing ...
Home Quality Mark ONE Consultation - we are listening.

Home Quality Mark ONE Consultation – we are listening.

Since the launch of Beta we have engaged with many different HQM stakeholders, including developers, assessors, consultancies designers, consumer groups, ...
A New Way to Capture Occupant Well-being

A New Way to Capture Occupant Well-being

Well-being is a hot topic right now as companies look at ways to improve their staff productivity and creativity in ...
Building Better Homes in Brazil

Building Better Homes in Brazil

An eye-watering 3.75 million homes have been built in Brazil under the Minha Casa Minha Vida social housing programme over ...
Delivering Sustainable Buildings - a Review of the Cost Implications

Delivering Sustainable Buildings – a Review of the Cost Implications

The latest BREEAM Briefing Paper uses a speculative office building project that was the basis of a similar report three ...
Landsec's New HQ Fit-Out Achieves BREEAM Outstanding

Landsec’s New HQ Fit-Out Achieves BREEAM Outstanding

Landsec’s new health-focused headquarters at 80-100 Victoria Street has set the benchmark for sustainable office space ...
BREEAM Recognised IES TaP software now offers even greater efficiencies for users

BREEAM Recognised IES TaP software now offers even greater efficiencies for users

IES in collaboration with BRE has introduced additional efficiencies for users and their BREEAM assessments ...
The Ultimate BIM Summit, London 31.1.18

Lots to talk about at BIM summit

The Ultimate BIM Summit comes to London on the 31st January with a whole host of topics tabled for discussion ...
Changing attitudes to property flood resilience in the UK

Changing attitudes to property flood resilience in the UK

With major flooding events badly affecting the UK during the winters of both 2013/14 and 2015/16, the threat of being ...
BREEAM Awards Partners with Ecobuild 2018

BREEAM Awards Partners with Ecobuild 2018

It has today been announced that the 2018 BREEAM Awards, the leading awards for sustainability within the global built environment, ...
Cycle Expedition Myanmar - A Final Reflection

Cycle Expedition Myanmar – A Final Reflection

I am typing this blog at the end of my first day back at work, slightly jet lagged, reflecting on ...
The Humanitarian Shelter is now open!

The Humanitarian Shelter is now open!

The Humanitarian Shelter is now officially open! The red ribbon was cut by Deborah Pullen (BRE Trust) and Jamie Richardson ...
The Inspiring ‘BEGlobal: Insights from our world leading women’!

The Inspiring ‘BEGlobal: Insights from our world leading women’!

This week, the BEGlobal: Insights from our world leading women evening reception took place at The IET, Savoy Place in ...
Tim Wiseman completes charity cycle ride with Article25

Tim Wiseman completes charity cycle ride with Article25

Tim Wiseman, BREEAM Domestic Refurbishment Scheme Manager, completes his journey cycling 500 miles around Myanmar undertaking healthcare building research and ...
Expert Panel to discuss the performance gap

Expert Panel to discuss the performance gap

Meet the expert panel at EMEX  Emma Bushell, Sustainability and Energy Manager - Octavia Housing Andries van der Walt, Head ...
Bloomin’ marvellous: BREEAM certificate for Wuhan’s lily shaped low carbon building

Bloomin’ marvellous: BREEAM certificate for Wuhan’s lily shaped low carbon building

The iconic lily shaped Institute of New Energy’s building in Wuhan, China (INEW) received its BREEAM Very Good post-construction certificate ...
Update from Myanmar – Article25 Charity Cycle

Update from Myanmar – Article25 Charity Cycle

Tim Wiseman, BREEAM Domestic Refurbishment Scheme Manager, updates us on the progress of his 500 mile charity cycle ride around ...
New Special Interest Group to enhance security in the built environment

New Special Interest Group to enhance security in the built environment

To help drive better security in the built environment, a new Special Interest Group has been launched by building science ...