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23 Nov 2018

Managing risk and driving innovation with BREEAM

What is Innovation? Well, for this article I will use a standard definition and say that it refers to incremental and emergent, or radical and revolutionary changes in thinking, products, processes, or organisations. The goal of innovation is positive change, to make something...
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16 Nov 2018

BREEAM Projects integration comes to IES TaP for BREEAM UK New Construction 2018

Following the success of the initial integration of IES TaP with BREEAM Projects for the BREEAM International New Construction 2016 scheme last year, the IES TaP team are delighted to announce this latest integration. It is the first of its kind for the BREEAM UK New Construction...
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29 Oct 2018

BREEAM takes Chinese lessons

How ‘green’ is construction in China? How does it compare to Europe & North America? How quickly is the industry developing? These were some of the questions in my mind as I ventured on my first trip to the country. And whilst I don’t profess to now have all the answers, I...
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04 Oct 2018

Amsterdam’s cultural sector excels in Sustainability

The Amsterdam cultural sector is rapidly developing into the most sustainable in the world. At the end of 2017, Stedelijk Museum, Jewish Historical Museum, EYE and Scheepvaartmuseum received their BREEAM-NL In-Use certificates. They join the Concertgebouw and the Van Gogh Museum...
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20 Sep 2018

Hulhumale, the City of Hope

In February, HDC (the Housing Development Corporation of the Maldives, the state-owned master developer of the new island city of Hulhumale) contacted the BRE regarding our potential involvement in assessing future developments there. A small delegation from BREEAM have returned...
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14 Aug 2018

Getting results with building LCA

  As described in the earlier article Why building LCA?, BREEAM New Construction 2018 requires building LCA to be carried out for the new Mat 01 issue. The requirements in Mat 01 focus on rewarding good quality building LCA through comparison with a benchmark and options...
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10 Aug 2018

Home Quality Mark ONE – helping change the culture in home building

Building more high-quality new homes that fit our current and future needs is a national priority.  BRE has developed the Home Quality Mark (HQM) to provide developers with the tools and framework to differentiate, prove and communicate the benefits of their homes. This then...
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01 Aug 2018

Earth Overshoot Day 2018

Today, August 1st, has been announced as 2018 Earth Overshoot Day; by the Global Footprint Network (GFT). This is the day when yearly global human consumption of natural resources passes the point that can be regenerated naturally. Earth Overshoot Day has been identified by...
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04 Jul 2018

Norvento headquarters achieve the highest score in BREEAM ES

The CIne building, located in Lugo, has obtained a BREEAM Outstanding rating.  The building is energy self-sufficient and is also able to disconnect from the electricity and gas grids without affecting its performance. The CIne building (Norvento Enerxía Innovation Centre) is one...
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Clean air day & the built environment

Today we celebrate Clean Air Day! A whole day dedicated to raising awareness about the harmful impacts of air pollution, and learning what we can do to make the air cleaner and healthier for everyone. Air pollution is a serious issue that causes a broad range of detrimental...
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