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18 Jan 2018

GRESB and BREEAM partner to recognise responsible real estate investment

For the second year, GRESB and BREEAM are partnering to recognise responsible real estate investment, as part of the annual BREEAM Awards.   GRESB is the international membership organisation that assesses the sustainability performance of real asset sector portfolios and assets....
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18 Dec 2017

Building Better Homes in Brazil

An eye-watering 3.75 million homes have been built in Brazil under the Minha Casa Minha Vida social housing programme over the last few years.
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17 Dec 2017

Delivering Sustainable Buildings – a Review of the Cost Implications

The latest BREEAM Briefing Paper uses a speculative office building project that was the basis of a similar report three years ago to review the costs of sustainability today.
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05 Dec 2017

Landsec’s New HQ Fit-Out Achieves BREEAM Outstanding

Landsec’s new health-focused headquarters at 80-100 Victoria Street has set the benchmark for sustainable office space.
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29 Nov 2017

BREEAM Awards Partners with Ecobuild 2018

It has today been announced that the 2018 BREEAM Awards, the leading awards for sustainability within the global built environment, has joined forces with ecobuild.
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14 Nov 2017

Bloomin’ marvellous: BREEAM certificate for Wuhan’s lily shaped low carbon building

The iconic lily shaped Institute of New Energy’s building in Wuhan, China (INEW) received its BREEAM Very Good post-construction certificate.
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09 Nov 2017

A circular economy for the property sector. It’s not business as usual!

The second in our series of Autumn breakfast briefings for the property sector took place in Birmingham, and brought together representatives of a range of organisations from across the region. Birmingham has a population of 1.1 million and is famous as the city with more canal...
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07 Nov 2017

BREEAM USA and Fitwel Announce Alignment to Promote Health and Environmental Outcomes

The two leading science-based building rating systems find common ground for users to apply for dual certifications, providing benefits for buildings and their occupants The Center for Active Design (CfAD) and BRE America have announced a crosswalk between the Fitwel...
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01 Nov 2017

Wherever you are in the world – train online to be a BREEAM International NC assessor

A new online version of the BREEAM International New Construction assessor training course has recently been launched – saving trainee assessors the time, expense and carbon footprint of having to travel to a training venue. Designed to develop building professionals’...
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19 Oct 2017

Health & Wellbeing: What are the Opportunities for the Property Sector?

As part of our engagement with clients, investors and developers across the UK, BRE is running a series of breakfast briefing events on key topics for the property world. Our first event, held at the Whitworth art gallery in Manchester, brought together representatives from a...
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