BRE is more than green buildings, it’s changing the impact of the built environment.

When BRE rolled out BREEAM In-Use in America, it was to fill the gap of the 5.6 million existing buildings that were not being addressed with available green building rating systems. BREEAM In-Use doesn’t involve prerequisites so nearly any commercial building no matter what size, age or condition could benefit from using the program to … Continue reading “BRE is more than green buildings, it’s changing the impact of the built environment.”

Being resilient to flooding: an interview with Mike Still

With over three decades of experience around risk management and the impact on insurance, Mike Still – Chair of Business in the Community’s (BITC) Business Emergency Resilience Group (BERG) understands the real cost of flooding. Mike has plenty of first hand experience with individuals who have had their homes, businesses and entire lives turned upside … Continue reading “Being resilient to flooding: an interview with Mike Still”

Changing attitudes to property flood resilience in the UK

With major flooding events badly affecting the UK during the winters of both 2013/14 and 2015/16, the threat of being flooded has been a major cause of concern for both householders and business owners all around the country. The Association of British Insurers (ABI) produced an article showing that while the 2013/14 flooding resulted in … Continue reading “Changing attitudes to property flood resilience in the UK”

Celebrate the International Day for Disaster Reduction (IDDR) on 13th October!

The International Day for Disaster Reduction, held every 13th October, celebrates how people and communities around the world are reducing their exposure to disasters and raising awareness about the importance of reining in the risks that they face. Over the last 20 years, over 1.35 million people have died as a result of their vulnerability … Continue reading “Celebrate the International Day for Disaster Reduction (IDDR) on 13th October!”

Keeping you dry

Keeping you warm, dry and safe are the basic functions of a home.  Over the last few weeks, we’ve seen plenty of examples across the world where this basic functionality has not been achieved. 

Flood resilience standards, certification and skills – have your say

In 2015, Defra brought together key business interests in a ‘Roundtable’ and challenged to bring about significant change in flood resilience. This resulted in the Property Flood Resilience Action Plan, which sets a path for addressing the major barriers to people being able to better prepare their homes and businesses for future floods. The Roundtable, … Continue reading “Flood resilience standards, certification and skills – have your say”