When BRE rolled out BREEAM In-Use in America, it was to fill the gap of the 5.6 million existing buildings that were not being addressed with available green building rating systems. BREEAM In-Use doesn’t involve prerequisites so nearly any commercial building no matter what size, age or condition could benefit from using the program to … Continue reading “BRE is more than green buildings, it’s changing the impact of the built environment.”
At the Madrid Real Estate Exhibition, BREEAM ES and SIMA presented for the first time a reproduction of a sustainable home, in an activity called SIMAlab. SIMAlab is an interactive and informative space, where the house was shown using specific examples on how sustainable construction is improving new homes. Humans spend 90% of their time … Continue reading “SIMA and BREEAM ES present SIMAlab”
The National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) sets out the government’s policy for local planning practitioners and stakeholders. This includes the way in which local (and neighborhood) plans are developed and applications assessed, and also direction in respect to local policy ambition and requirements for issues such as health, security, climate change, housing etc. Like many … Continue reading “BRE Response to the National Planning Policy Framework Consultation”
The Sustainable Estates Forum (21st-22nd June, Heythrop Park Resort, Oxfordshire) is a cross-sector event designed specifically to meet the needs of those delivering and operating sustainable building
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 Global initially consulted the market to understand which functionality could add most value to the BREEAM In-Use online platform. After this consultation it became clear that three major pieces of work were required. BRE Global is delighted to announce that these have either recently been released, or are currently under development. Each of these … Continue reading “BREEAM In-Use: New improved functionality”
After an excellent start establishing their business in Sweden, Lidl has been actively working to strengthen their brand, and a part of this work is to develop sustainable solutions. Lidl started in Sweden in 2003 and the company had humble beginnings, having to make changes in order to adapt to the Swedish market. But today … Continue reading “Lidl – reinforcing a brand through sustainability”
The new BREEAM Wiki is a breakthrough in sharing best practice.
IKEA’s Nina Fall, Deputy Sustainability Manager and Christian Westerberg, Engineering Manager, explains how BREEAM supports environmental and sustainability work.
What is a Healthy Home? Today, UKGBC with support from BRE and Hoare Lea launch a briefing note.