BRE is helping care home providers to boost the energy efficiency of their buildings, with a new online tool that recommends ways for care homes to save energy, reduce bills and access green funding. Commissioned by the department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, BRE has created the Care Home Energy Efficiency Tool. This free … Continue reading “BRE launches free energy efficiency tool for care homes”
Understanding this is key to ensuring occupiers are not suffering ill health as a result of poor conditions Where do we spend most of our time? At work? In the car? Most of us spend longer in our own home than anywhere else, and the condition of our homes therefore has an important effect … Continue reading “What’s the condition of your housing stock?”
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 Home Quality Mark (HQM) aims to make new homes better. Better for our pockets, our wellbeing and our environment. And at the very heart of the HQM scheme is the need to deliver quality homes. Quality Homes are high on the public agenda, but it is not always easy to achieve, particularly when house-building … Continue reading “HQM ONE – setting baselines in a flexible scheme”
Say Hello to the Norwegian Green Building Council (NGBC)! The first of our monthly featured National Scheme Operators (NSOs). NSOs operate adapted, country-specific BREEAM schemes under licence from BRE Global Ltd. These organisations are selected to provide local knowledge, market presence and local stakeholder engagement through their governance structures. Their schemes are adapted to local … Continue reading “Say Hello to Norway Green Building Council!”
The next version of the Home Quality Mark (HQM) scheme – HQM ONE is now out for consultation. Below are 5 things you need to know about the proposed changes to the scheme: Please visit the consultation website to download the scheme manual and to know how you can provide feedback. Consultation closes on 16th February … Continue reading “5 things you need to know about HQM ONE”
Happy national allotment week! With a rapidly growing population, an estimated 90% of our time spent inside, and with increasingly digitalised realities submerging us (you can buy virtual reality head sets in Tesco?!), I think it’s safe to say, we need to get outdoors; look at the trees, swim in the sea and of course, … Continue reading “Happy National Allotment Week! Growing stuff is good for the soul.”
A live office refurbishment will provide environmental and human data as evidence for positive health and wellbeing impacts on office occupants BRE has launched The Biophilic Office project – a ground-breaking office refurbishment project that will provide quantified evidence on the benefits of biophilic design on health, well-being and productivity of office occupants. The project … Continue reading “World first biophilic design research project connects buildings with nature”
On Wednesday 1st March 2017, one year on from BRE China’s official launch, the ‘China-UK Green Building Ceremony and Forum 2017’ took place at the Shangri-La Hotel in Beijing.
It has been demonstrated that a focus on reducing carbon will reduce cost for an infrastructure project through saving energy, reducing waste and thinking about how we build.