BRE’s core value is known to all who work for and within the organisation. This being that the health, safety and wellbeing (H&W) of all our staff, suppliers, resident partners and visitors comes before all else. This is one of the very first things everyone learns about BRE… …but what does it actually mean? And … Continue reading “Interview: Making a success of health and wellbeing”
There is a common view amongst developers that designing and building for health and wellbeing objectives is more expensive than standard projects and that it doesn’t offer return on investment. I have recently written an article which summarises evidence from a range of organisations, including the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and the Urban Land … Continue reading “Developing healthy homes and communities does not have to cost extra”
The Home Quality Mark and BREEAM Communities are encouraging the use of sustainable transport.
Overwhelming evidence indicates that sustainability is fast moving up a tenant’s wish list and as such up the real estate owner’s priority list.
Can we save the NHS by building healthier places? This was the provocation at last night’s Developing Healthy Neighbourhoods event as part of Bristol’s Healthy City Week. Organised by Bristol Health Partners and IBI Group, and supported by Bristol’s mayor, this event asked the audience to consider two potential solutions to ‘business as usual’ development … Continue reading “Can ‘building in health’ to new developments save the NHS? – a lively debate in Bristol”
There are many areas where achieving standards above minimum requirements leads to positive outcomes for home occupiers.
It has been 2 years since YellowJacket launched its mobile app, Here’s the story:
The King’s Cross Central regeneration project is one of the largest in London and Europe at 67 acres.(1) This exciting development is opening up a part of the city which may be well known to locals but, until recently, was largely hidden to the millions of people who pass through King’s Cross and St Pancras … Continue reading “Health and wellbeing at King’s Cross”
The Committee on Climate Change (CCC) have released their independent analysis of the priorities for the next five years.
Earlier this month, BRE Digital Tools’ Jo Goodwin spoke to Teresa Gorham, QuESH Manager for TMJ Interiors, to find out more about their experience with BRE YellowJacket and how the tool helps their business. Teresa explained what challenge they were facing and what using YellowJacket provided them.