Now is the time for businesses of all shapes and sizes to step up and take action to decarbonise their real estate assets, writes BRE Group’s James Fisher. The value case for sustainability has more or less completely flipped in the past few years. With COP26 fast approaching and the summit taking place on UK … Continue reading “Sustainable finance and net zero: Why investors cannot afford to be left behind”
‘Momentum building for cattle traceability’ according to Beef Magazine. The New York Times is asking ‘Will blockchain fix the mineral traceability woes?’ The Aluminium Stewardship Initiative has created a standard with a traceability mechanism to ensure that certified aluminium has been manufactured by certified producers at every stage. Meanwhile BIM Today reports that ‘verification processes … Continue reading “How much traceability is enough?”
In 2018 we started the process of implementing the BREEAM Strategic Ecology Framework (SEF) into our UK family of schemes (BREEAM, HQM and CEEQUAL).
Introduction In the past few months the environment has taken a more prominent place in the mainstream narrative. The latest IPCC report (1) stated we have 12 years to seriously address climate change if we are to stay below 1.5 degrees of warming. A WWF Living Planet Report (3) showed an overall decline of 60% … Continue reading “Workshops facilitate knowledge sharing on BREEAM Wiki”
What is Innovation? Well, for this article I will use a standard definition and say that it refers to incremental and emergent, or radical and revolutionary changes in thinking, products, processes, or organisations. The goal of innovation is positive change, to make something better, but striving for that goal also brings with it a level … Continue reading “Managing risk and driving innovation with BREEAM”
Following the success of the initial integration of IES TaP with BREEAM Projects for the BREEAM International New Construction 2016 scheme last year, the IES TaP team are delighted to announce this latest integration. It is the first of its kind for the BREEAM UK New Construction 2018 scheme, and will bring even greater efficiencies … Continue reading “BREEAM Projects integration comes to IES TaP for BREEAM UK New Construction 2018”
How ‘green’ is construction in China? How does it compare to Europe & North America? How quickly is the industry developing? These were some of the questions in my mind as I ventured on my first trip to the country. And whilst I don’t profess to now have all the answers, I learned a lot … Continue reading “BREEAM takes Chinese lessons”
The Amsterdam cultural sector is rapidly developing into the most sustainable in the world. At the end of 2017, Stedelijk Museum, Jewish Historical Museum, EYE and Scheepvaartmuseum received their BREEAM-NL In-Use certificates. They join the Concertgebouw and the Van Gogh Museum (the first BREEAM-NL concert hall and museum) as leaders in sustainability. The certificates were awarded … Continue reading “Amsterdam’s cultural sector excels in Sustainability”