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02 Mar 2016

Workmanship, Quality and the Performance Gap in the Home Quality Mark

Workmanship, Quality and the Performance Gap in the Home Quality Mark Like many sectors, the housebuilding industry has challenges when it comes to workmanship, quality and performance.  In developing the Home Quality Mark (HQM), we have widened the debate around what is meant by...
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26 Feb 2016

Indoor and outdoor air pollution – how can Home Quality Mark reduce the number of deaths?

As a new dad, you tend to sit up when headlines talk of 40,000 deaths due to the air we breathe.  The recent report by the Royal College of Physicians and Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health is quite stark about all the different pollutants, where they come from and how...
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23 Feb 2016

House of Lords is right to emphasise housebuilding quality over focus on speed and volume

Published last week, the House of Lords Select Committee report Building Better Places makes significant and welcome recommendations to improve the quality and health of homes being constructed in the future rather than merely focusing on delivery. But will they be taken...
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09 Feb 2016

The Battle of Britain at the BREEAM Awards 2016

The Education & Health category in this year’s BREEAM Awards 2016 is a real life ‘Battle of Britain’.
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09 Feb 2016

BIM leap of faith brings rewards to ADEPT

BRE’s BIM expert Paul Oakley interviews Erol Erturan, Managing Director and Balasz Trojak, BIM Manager from Leeds based engineering consultancy ADEPT about its recently awarded BRE Global BIM Business Systems Certification which demonstrates a company’s compliance with the...
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04 Feb 2016

BREEAM: Creating resilience against climate change

BREEAM project teams are being challenged and upskilled to deliver and adapt a built environment fit for the climates of the future.
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02 Feb 2016

We are BRE

How much do you know about BRE? Whether you work in construction, manufacturing, government or real estate, you have most likely come across either our research, products, services, standards or qualifications in the UK and internationally.  As like any complex organisation, we...
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01 Feb 2016

Sustainability and Trust

All the Directors as well as every member of staff in BREEAM, past and present are passionate about what we do, not just the standard which has been the product from the extensive research and learning from worldwide best practise, but also our work with the industry, and playing...
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28 Jan 2016

BIM business systems certification brings business benefits to BSD

BIM Manager of consulting engineers BSD Ellie Hayes talks to the BRE team about the UK-wide company’s recently awarded BRE BIM Business Systems Certification which demonstrates a company’s compliance with the requirements of BIM Level 2. She explains how BSD and its clients stand...
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28 Jan 2016

Driving sustainable real estate across Europe and beyond

A survey of property investors posed the question, ‘How will green buildings perform against non-green buildings?’ An overwhelming 86% of respondents said that green buildings will become more valuable. Since then the pressures on real estate owners and managers to make their...
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