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31 Mar 2016

Setting a framework for responsible sourcing: BREEAM then, now and in the future

From the 1990’s in response to consumer concern over tropical forest population disturbance and wider deforestation, BREEAM began to encourage stakeholders to proactively mitigate associated risks.
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24 Mar 2016

QSAND in action in Nepal

A two day training course in Kathmandu, 30th -31st March, will introduce QSAND to humanitarian agencies in Nepal, supporting their vital work in disaster relief and recovery.
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23 Mar 2016

Code for Sustainable Homes – The Numbers

This article summarises the findings of a recent BRE Trust funded research project, performed in collaboration with the University of Reading, which analysed the data collected by the Code for Sustainable Homes (the Code) from its inception in 2007 until the end of July 2014...
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17 Mar 2016

BREEAM: A driver of mass market water and energy efficiency

For both water and energy, there are parallels that can be drawn between the ways in which BREEAM criteria has developed and resulting major changes to mass market practices and building regulations.
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14 Mar 2016

From de-regulation to re-inspiration: the Ecobuild effect

Ecobuild is always a hectic week for us at the BRE, with many hot sustainability topics under debate and solutions put forward to engage with, and this year has been no different. There was much discussion around themes as diverse as BIM, occupant wellbeing, the industry skills...
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11 Mar 2016

It’s Your BREEAM – and it shows!

The Your BREEAM category of this year’s BREEAM Awards attracted more than 6,000 votes on the BREEAM website.
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10 Mar 2016

BREEAM award winners

It's always a great time of year, when the award winners are announced at EcoBuild.
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06 Mar 2016

BREEAM: DRIVING BEST PRACTICE STANDARDS FOR 25 YEARS

For 25 years, BREEAM has challenged the construction industry to do better, driving improvements in standards in all areas which have led to regulatory change.
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03 Mar 2016

BREEAM: Costs plummet while value multiplies

What payback can you expect from BREEAM certified buildlings, and what additional capital cost is incurred.
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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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