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.”
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 National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) sets out the government’s policy for local planning practitioners and stakeholders. This includes the way in which local (and neighborhood) plans are developed and applications assessed, and also direction in respect to local policy ambition and requirements for issues such as health, security, climate change, housing etc. Like many … Continue reading “BRE Response to the National Planning Policy Framework Consultation”
Life cycle assessment (LCA) is used to total up the environmental impact of a product’s supply chain. Providing sufficient data is available on the product’s composition and supply chain, LCA can be used to work out the environmental impact of almost anything from a can of baked beans to a car. The results of … Continue reading “BREEAM – Why building LCA?”
Last month at the British Expertise International Awards, BRE won the International Collaborative Project award for the “Advancing the Sustainability of Social Housing in Brazil” project working closely with Caixa Econômica Federal from Brazil, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), and the Brazilian Ministry of Cities as key partners. The project aims were to raise … Continue reading “Improving sustainability of social housing in Brazil”
After an excellent start establishing their business in Sweden, Lidl has been actively working to strengthen their brand, and a part of this work is to develop sustainable solutions. Lidl started in Sweden in 2003 and the company had humble beginnings, having to make changes in order to adapt to the Swedish market. But today … Continue reading “Lidl – reinforcing a brand through sustainability”
The new BREEAM Wiki is a breakthrough in sharing best practice.
IKEA’s Nina Fall, Deputy Sustainability Manager and Christian Westerberg, Engineering Manager, explains how BREEAM supports environmental and sustainability work.
What is a Healthy Home? Today, UKGBC with support from BRE and Hoare Lea launch a briefing note.
Sustainability in New Homes: Guidance for Local Authority stakeholders on carbon reduction, overheating and assuring performance
The end of the financial year saw the launch of the Sustainability in New Homes Playbook – v1 to approximately 180 cross sector delegates including housing developers, consultants and local government representatives. The playbook is the output of a UKGBC collaboration and forms a part of their Core Cities Programme intended to catalyse partnerships and … Continue reading “Sustainability in New Homes: Guidance for Local Authority stakeholders on carbon reduction, overheating and assuring performance”