HQM wins Green Apple Award and recognised as ‘Green Champions’

On August 8th the Home Quality Mark team from BRE attended the 2016 Green Apple Awards organised by the Green Organisation, an international, independent, non-profit, non-political, non-activist environment group, dedicated to recognising, rewarding and promoting environmental best practices around the world. Rose Pourmatin of BRE recounts her experiences of the day. It is a beautiful … Continue reading “HQM wins Green Apple Award and recognised as ‘Green Champions’”

eTool Analysis Software becomes IMPACT compliant

  Software company eTool have achieved compliance for their software eToolLCD www.etoolglobal.com  with IMPACT www.impactwba.com. eToolLCD is a powerful web-based life cycle assessment (LCA) application for the built form that enables assessment of the entire environmental and cost impacts at any stage of a project in one model, providing a genuine “integrated design” approach. This means … Continue reading “eTool Analysis Software becomes IMPACT compliant”

It isn’t just Location Location Location that impacts the value of homes;

High quality sustainable homes are worth the investment according to two recent independent pieces of research.  According to research carried out by housebuilder Redrow, when choosing a home, more than a quarter of those surveyed were willing to pay at least a 6% premium for a home with sustainable features.  The survey continued with 60% … Continue reading “It isn’t just Location Location Location that impacts the value of homes;”