Getting results with building LCA

  As described in the earlier article Why building LCA?, BREEAM New Construction 2018 requires building LCA to be carried out for the new Mat 01 issue. The requirements in Mat 01 focus on rewarding good quality building LCA through comparison with a benchmark and options appraisal. Starting with the project brief/requirements, designers use building … Continue reading “Getting results with building LCA”

Home Quality Mark ONE – helping change the culture in home building

Building more high-quality new homes that fit our current and future needs is a national priority.  BRE has developed the Home Quality Mark (HQM) to provide developers with the tools and framework to differentiate, prove and communicate the benefits of their homes. This then gives consumer, clients, financiers and the wider sector the information and … Continue reading “Home Quality Mark ONE – helping change the culture in home building”

BREEAM UK New Construction 2018 and BRE Sustainable Products

BREEAM launched its latest technical standard: BREEAM UK New Construction (NC) 2018 on the 7th of March 2018. Following a significant update, the ‘Materials’ category encourages whole building life cycle assessment and recognises and rewards construction products with independently verified Environmental Product Declarations (EPD). This blog explains how BRE’s sustainable products fit in with the … Continue reading “BREEAM UK New Construction 2018 and BRE Sustainable Products”

NEW SABRE LICENCES: APRIL 2018

We are pleased to welcome Canary Wharf Group PLC, Instrom Limited and ICTS Consult as SABRE Licensed Companies. SABRE is BRE’s security assessment and certification scheme. If you are investing in security or wish to understand and improve security at new and existing facilities, you need to think carefully about the company you select to … Continue reading “NEW SABRE LICENCES: APRIL 2018”

BREEAM UK New Construction 2018 continues to drive energy performance improvements

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”

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 the IES TaP system for BREEAM project management. IES TaP are delighted to announce that the award winning online BREEAM project management system now supports BREEAM UK NC 2018 scheme, which launched 7th March 2018. IES TaP for … Continue reading “IES Tap software updated for UK New Construction 2018”