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07 Jan 2016

BREEAM International New Construction is being updated!

The latest BREEAM scheme to undergo its regular update is BREEAM International New Construction.
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15 Dec 2015

A workplace designed for well-being and creativity – Coca-Cola France’s BREEAM Outstanding headquarters at Noda, Paris

With innovation at the heart of its DNA, Coca-Cola France considered sustainability, well-being and creativity as the priorities for the fit-out of its new headquarters office space in Paris. In January 2015, Coca Cola Entreprise and Coca-Cola France moved into Noda, a 22,100...
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27 Nov 2015

400,000 homes is the tip of the iceberg

The Chancellor’s Autumn Statement announced the creation of 400,000 homes by the end of the decade. This is hugely welcomed, however is only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to helping the current housing crisis and will still mean we have 40% less homes than required....
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26 Nov 2015

Attracting international tenants with BREEAM

Convinced that enhancing the sustainability of existing buildings can help them to compete successfully in a tough international market, a business centre owner in Romania has put his money where his mouth is – and made his point. Built in 2006 for the commercial real estate...
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25 Nov 2015

Celebrating 25 years of BREEAM

Back in the 1980s there was much talk of ‘low energy’ buildings but there was no credible way of independently measuring the claims. By the end of that decade leading professionals came together to change that – this included committed individuals from BRE, architects ECD, and...
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21 Nov 2015

Carré Vert – Strong teamwork produces outstanding results

Carré Vert in the Levallois-Perret area of Paris has undergone an extraordinary transformation in recent years. It is a large and prestigious office complex, but was once unremarkable in terms of its sustainability performance – that is most certainly not the case today. Carré...
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18 Nov 2015

Another Outstanding achievement for Unibail-Rodamco

At the end of 2014, 39 of Unibail-Rodamco’s shopping centres were BREEAM In-Use certified across Europe and 38% of these assets reached the ‘Outstanding’ level for building management (Part 2). The Group is aiming for BREEAM In-Use certification for at least 80% of its managed...
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14 Oct 2015

Do consumers want a more sustainable home?

The Home Quality Mark is the new national quality mark for sustainable homes being developed by BRE and a group of industry partners. Part of the development of the new scheme involved a series of consumer research projects, designed to understand whether consumers cared about...
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12 Oct 2015

Do green buildings pay?

In recent years there have been different views expressed about the value of investing in sustainable buildings. On the one hand is the view that green buildings can be more valuable – being cheaper to run, attractive to tenants and more secure against the impacts of increasing...
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12 Oct 2015

Developing resilience to natural disasters

How do those responding to the world’s growing number of natural disasters ensure that the affected communities have viable futures after the relief workers have gone home?
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