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21 Sep 2017

BREEAM UK New Construction 2018 draft manual is now LIVE for consultation

The DRAFT technical manual for the BREEAM UK Non-domestic New Construction 2018 manual is now live and ready for your comments. The launch of the DRAFT scheme marks the end of 12 month process of intense consultation and technical development. Over the last 12 months my team have...
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08 Sep 2017

Keeping you dry

Keeping you warm, dry and safe are the basic functions of a home.  Over the last few weeks, we’ve seen plenty of examples across the world where this basic functionality has not been achieved.  In Houston Texas, tens of thousands of people have been displaced, and over 1200...
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Royal Mail’s Landmark Buildings are BREEAM Certified

Last month Royal Mail launched a Special Stamp set to celebrate 10 buildings that represent a resurgence of contemporary architecture in the UK from recent years. The Landmark Buildings issue uses photography to capture remarkable structures from all over the country. Royal Mail...
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The healthy relationship of Biophilic Design and Post-occupancy evaluation

The health and wellbeing of building occupants is a hot topic. It has been acknowledged that buildings have a direct impact on human wellbeing and happiness, something that is compounded by the large amount of time we spend indoors. With this growing interest has come a move to...
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07 Jul 2017

International partnership for sustainable construction promises tangible benefits to Russian construction sector

A new partnership aims to drive sustainable best practice through knowledge share and the development of BREEAM in Russia.
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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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12 Jun 2017

Energy Academy provides a low-tech lesson for the future – from FC&A Magazine

FC&A Magazine reports on the BREEAM certified Energy Academy in Groningen, Netherlands.
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07 Jun 2017

The UK BREEAM Finder App

Want to find out what BREEAM rating a building has, or information about a BREEAM building nearby? Need to find a local BREEAM assessor?
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02 Jun 2017

BREEAM’s collaborative, cross-continent approach to sustainability unaffected by President Trump’s climate accord decision

One thing is becoming clear since the Donald Trump's announcement, the international response; regarded by political leaders and climate experts worldwide as a major error of judgement.
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BREEAM’s success founded on commitment to research and development

As a product of BRE, it comes as no surprise that independent research and sound scientific evidence are fundamental ingredients of the BREEAM standard.
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