The #WorldEnvironmentDay campaign is encouraging us all to get outdoors, explore natural environments and better understand the importance of our relationship with nature.
As a product of BRE, it comes as no surprise that independent research and sound scientific evidence are fundamental ingredients of the BREEAM standard.
Making money from old bricks London is experiencing a spate of brick thefts as thieves try to make thousands of pounds by selling them for use in extensions at the homes of wealthy residents. This is a worrying trend, but it illustrates the value of building materials. Save and make money from construction … Continue reading “Brick thieves, Caligula and reusing building materials”
At a time where data has the power to make or break organisations within the construction industry, having the right tools for managing various aspects of your projects, sites or organisation as a whole – is paramount. Audits have shown that nearly 90% of spreadsheets with over 150 rows include errors; with there being a 1 in … Continue reading “Construction & Excel – An average formula”
BRE co-funds Stratego project which introduces integrated approach across Europe while providing local and national authorities with actionable heating strategies and plans BRE’s strategic energy team, together with the Scottish Government, the Flemish Institute for Technological Research (VITO), Euroheat & Power and twelve other European partners, have been scrutinising a new integrated approach to the … Continue reading “BRE supporting strategic heating plans for local & national authorities”
This week it is the European Week for Waste Reduction (EWWR); an initiative aiming to raise awareness regarding sustainable resourcing and waste management within private and public sectors as well as the general public. One of the core messages of the EWWR awareness week are the “3Rs” – reduce, reuse and recycle. These actions for … Continue reading “Moving up the waste hierarchy – European Week for Waste Reduction”
As part of our continuing development and improvement of our SmartWaste digital tool under the new SiteSmart brand, the version 3 update brings our users new modules and increased capabilities in reporting and presenting data. The launch of this new release will further the ability for users to improve on project efficiency. Alongside this, the … Continue reading “SmartWaste Version 3 Update: What’s What?”
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For years now we have asked the question of food as consumer interest in the source of our food as well as a desire to support local farmers and a diversity of regional food has grown. It seems entirely logical that the same should apply to other materials and goods that we consume. In October … Continue reading “Where does your wood come from?”
The Sebrae Sustainability Center in Cuiabá, Mato Grosso, is setting the standard for sustainable buildings in Brazil.