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25 Jan 2019

Arup and Better Shelter at the Working Together for Disaster Relief Conference

The Working Together for Disaster Relief conference, taking place on the 8th February at BRE, is focused on exploring the best ways for the private and humanitarian sectors to collaborate in support of localisation and local capacity building in disaster response activities. One...
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16 Jan 2019

Disaster Response in Gorkha District – Catholic Relief Service’s QSAND Application in Nepal

In April and May 2015, Nepal was struck by a devastating earthquake and series of aftershocks that destroyed or damaged in excess of 800,000 homes and affected over 6 million people (source: Shelter Projects Nepal Earthquake Overview). The severity of the earthquakes, the scale...
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07 Jan 2019

Vantage Partners and World Vision International at the Working Together for Disaster Relief Conference

The Working Together for Disaster Relief conference, taking place at BRE on the 8th February, will look at developing mutually beneficial relationships between the private and humanitarian sectors.
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07 Jan 2019

QSAND and the Sustainable Development Goals

Through QSAND we are making a contribution to aid the achievement of several of these goals in disaster-affected communities around the globe.
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12 Dec 2018

Enhancing Community Energy Resilience – QSAND and Loughborough University Research Collaboration

Goal number 7 of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is to “ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all”. From 2000 to 2016, the proportion of the global population with access to electricity increased from 78 per cent to 87 per cent, but...
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19 Feb 2018

The BREEAM Sustainability Champion role is changing to BREEAM Advisory Professional – Here’s what you need to know

BREEAM introduced the role of the Sustainability Champion to UK building level schemes in 2014 with an aim to give project teams a ‘scheme-related’ expert who they can turn to for assistance during the assessment process. This expert is able to support a project team as they work...
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22 Nov 2017

The Humanitarian Shelter is now open!

The Humanitarian Shelter is now officially open! The red ribbon was cut by Deborah Pullen (BRE Trust) and Jamie Richardson (Catholic Relief Services) at the latest addition to the BRE Watford Innovation Park, during the UK Shelter Forum event on Friday (17th November). Created by...
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11 Oct 2017

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...
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