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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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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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