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14 Jan 2019

HSCD – Targeting Improvements in Housing Conditions and Public Health

Now used by 26 different local authorities throughout the UK, BRE’s HSCD targets improvements in housing conditions and helps to improve the standard of public health. Anabel Ramirez Aragon of BRE’s Housing & Health team writes. The Housing Stock Condition...
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08 Jan 2019

News Update from BRE’s Housing and Health Team – January 2019

North Somerset – Customer Story To address issues in the private rented sector, North Somerset Council recently adopted a ‘Rent with Confidence’ scheme. A review of housing conditions was carried out in 2017 to identify problematic areas and potential solutions. This...
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03 Dec 2018

Digital Detectives – Accurate Information is the Key to Enforcement

As part of the government’s commitment to the digital economy, HM Land Registry made its data on land ownership in England and Wales publicly available last year. Nearly four million records from the Commercial and Corporate Ownership and Overseas Companies Ownership datasets...
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24 Oct 2018

EMEX 2018 – How High-Performance Protects an Asset and Increases Bottom Line

EMEX 2018 takes place over two days in November at London ExCel. Energy is a cost to most organisations that has grown as a proportion of overall expenditure in recent years. However there is considerable potential within most organisations to make large energy cost and carbon...
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03 Oct 2018

Two expert panels at University & Healthcare Estates & Innovation (UHEI)

This timely and highly relevant conference takes place in Birmingham, over two days, 27th-28th November. It will address a broad range of topical estates and facilities issues for healthcare and universities. UHEI encourages estates directors from the NHS and universities to...
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13 Sep 2018

News Update from BRE’s Housing and Health Team – September 2018

Commercial Ownership Data The Housing and Health team have been analysing the recently released Commercial and Corporate Ownership Data (CCOD) and Overseas Companies Ownership Data (OCOD) from Land Registry.  The main questions we have been trying to answer are as follows: Can...
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20 Aug 2018

The Warm Arm of the Law – Tackling Fuel Poverty in the Private Rented Sector

The Association for the Conservation of Energy (ACE), working in partnership with CAG Consultants, have published the Warm Arm of the Law, an Ebico Trust funded (through any profit made by the energy supplier Ebico) research project looking at the extent to which the Housing...
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22 Jun 2018

BRE at Housing 2018

Attracting thousands of housing professionals, there has probably never been a more important time to attend Housing 2018, billed as ‘Europe’s largest and most diverse housing festival’. Issues such as housing quality, affordability and supply are vital for the future prosperity...
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01 Jun 2018

News Update from BRE’s Housing and Health Team – June 2018

ECO3 – Energy Company Obligation BEIS recently published a consultation for the Energy Company Obligation – ECO3, the follow up to ECO2t. The following is a summary of the proposals: The new scheme would start in October 2018 and run to the end of March 2022 (3.5...
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14 May 2018

Join BREEAM at The Sustainable Estates Forum

The Sustainable Estates Forum (21st-22nd June, Heythrop Park Resort, Oxfordshire) is a cross-sector event designed specifically to meet the needs of those delivering and operating sustainable building
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