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13 Feb 2018

Say Hello to Norway Green Building Council!

Say Hello to the Norwegian Green Building Council (NGBC)! The first of our monthly featured National Scheme Operators (NSOs). NSOs operate adapted, country-specific BREEAM schemes under licence from BRE Global Ltd. These organisations are selected to provide local knowledge,...
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09 Jan 2018

A summary of the Town and Country Planning Association’s (TCPA) Practical Guide on Health in Garden Cities – Guide 8

The notion of Garden Towns/ Villages has received more momentum in the recent years in response to the UK’s housing shortage. As the first Garden Villages begin to take shape with the Government’s support, many are concerned that in creating these new places quantity may be...
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01 Oct 2017

Social Sustainability at Masterplanning Stage

A click on the search engines and you can find many articles on better asset value, increased rental or sales prices, lower operating and energy costs related to certified ‘Green Buildings’. Whilst these are all true benefits of independent certification and more, the value of...
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15 Aug 2017

BREEAM Communities International 2012 is now live

The technical manual for the internationalised issue of the BREEAM Communities 2012 scheme (v1.2) is now live and the scheme is open for registration for non-UK projects, as well as UK ones. The launch of the revised scheme removes the need of having to go through a bespoke...
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Temple Farm
19 Jun 2017

First ever BREEAM Communities innovation credit is claimed by Temple Farm Development

Temple Farm Development spreads across an 85 acre rural site in Chelmsford, England. The project comprises offices, residential and healthcare buildings, and an Energy Centre.
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25 May 2017

China’s new approach to masterplan designs

The first ever BREEAM Communities interim certificate was issued to Qinglong Mountain International Eco-city in Nanjing in Jiangsu Province of China.
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11 May 2017

BREEAM Communities, a renaissance in the idea of Garden Villages and Towns

The concept of Garden Towns or Garden Villages was first introduced in the UK in 1898 and has continued to modestly grow ever since.
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07 Feb 2017

Housing White Paper; Is diversity the only way to solve the housing crisis?

Gwyn Roberts gives his thoughts on the UK Government's Housing White Paper.
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22 Nov 2016

BREEAM in Kuwait

The modern history of Kuwait nestling as it does in the top of the Persian Gulf is a whirlwind of social, political and economic reforms.
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15 Jun 2016

Embracing New Markets – BREEAM in Iran

On January 16th 2016, the UN, EU and US nuclear sanctions on Iran were lifted following a framework agreement for a deal to curb Iran’s nuclear programme.
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