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11 Dec 2015

New: BREEAM Infrastructure

Following the joining of BREEAM and CEEQUAL, and our future plans to create a single sustainability standard and certification tool for civil engineering and infrastructure projects, we now offer the BREEAM New Construction Infrastructure (pilot) training. Courses available in...
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26 Nov 2015

Attracting international tenants with BREEAM

Convinced that enhancing the sustainability of existing buildings can help them to compete successfully in a tough international market, a business centre owner in Romania has put his money where his mouth is – and made his point. Built in 2006 for the commercial real estate...
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25 Nov 2015

Celebrating 25 years of BREEAM

Back in the 1980s there was much talk of ‘low energy’ buildings but there was no credible way of independently measuring the claims. By the end of that decade leading professionals came together to change that – this included committed individuals from BRE, architects ECD, and...
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21 Nov 2015

Carré Vert – Strong teamwork produces outstanding results

Carré Vert in the Levallois-Perret area of Paris has undergone an extraordinary transformation in recent years. It is a large and prestigious office complex, but was once unremarkable in terms of its sustainability performance – that is most certainly not the case today. Carré...
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GG Editions
19 Nov 2015

The Green Guide to Specification: Past, Present & Future

If you’re familiar or unfamiliar with The Green Guide to Specification, here are some facts about the history of this important publication, and what the future holds.. The Green Guide Past. Green Guide to Specification first published in 1996: 125 elements across 9...
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18 Nov 2015

Another Outstanding achievement for Unibail-Rodamco

At the end of 2014, 39 of Unibail-Rodamco’s shopping centres were BREEAM In-Use certified across Europe and 38% of these assets reached the ‘Outstanding’ level for building management (Part 2). The Group is aiming for BREEAM In-Use certification for at least 80% of its managed...
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17 Nov 2015

BREEAM Domestic Refurb goes online

As the BRE Academy continues to look at new ways to bring its training to a wider audience, the latest addition to the e-learning portfolio is BREEAM Domestic Refurbishment, which now sits alongside the already online An introduction to BREEAM, BREEAM Masterclass for Designers...
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Timber frame at the Adapt Enterprise Centre Courtesy Adapt
27 Oct 2015

CASE STUDY: Sustainable Timber on BREEAM Outstanding Adapt Enterprise Centre

The Enterprise Centre at the University of East Anglia opened in autumn 2015.  The 3,400 square metre building is one of the largest timber frame structures in the UK and has achieved BREEAM Outstanding.  The building aimed to demonstrate to that natural products can provide...
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12 Oct 2015

Do green buildings pay?

In recent years there have been different views expressed about the value of investing in sustainable buildings. On the one hand is the view that green buildings can be more valuable – being cheaper to run, attractive to tenants and more secure against the impacts of increasing...
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06 Oct 2015

BREEAM: Sterlinga Business Center

The Hines-owned Sterlinga Business Center in Łódź has obtained the BREEAM Excellent certificate renewal. Read the full article on the building here: http://english.eurobuildcee.com/?page=news&id=16834     Image By Zorro2212 (Own work) [GFDL or CC BY 3.0], via...
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