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06 Nov 2017

Myanmar – Setting the scene in Yangon

Update from my 500 mile cycle ride around Myanmar, undertaking building research and raising money for Article25! I arrived at 9pm on Saturday 4th November at Yangon, with jet lag, to find out we had to be up and ready by 9am the next day! It turned out to be completely worth it!...
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01 Nov 2017

Wherever you are in the world – train online to be a BREEAM International NC assessor

A new online version of the BREEAM International New Construction assessor training course has recently been launched – saving trainee assessors the time, expense and carbon footprint of having to travel to a training venue. Designed to develop building professionals’...
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27 Oct 2017

Cycling for Healthcare Buildings in Myanmar – a project for Article 25 and the BRE Trust

In February this year, I got an email from a contact of BREEAM, Tom Dollard from PTE Architects, asking if I would be interested in taking on an exciting challenge. That challenge would be cycling 500 miles around Myanmar, whilst raising money for charity and undertaking building...
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18 Oct 2017

BREEAM at EMEX 2017

Please join me, Andy Lewry, at EMEX 2017 at the ExCEl in London to discuss: “Mind the Gap” – The difference in performance between design and the building “in-use” Time: 14:40 – 15:10 Date: Day 2 – 23rd November 2017 Theatre: Water and Energy Strategy I am chairing an...
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01 Oct 2017

Social Sustainability at Masterplanning Stage

A click on the search engines and you can find many articles on better asset value, increased rental or sales prices, lower operating and energy costs related to certified ‘Green Buildings’. Whilst these are all true benefits of independent certification and more, the value of...
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25 Sep 2017

Get On & Keep Pedalling! Team BREEAM is proud to support World Green Building Week

Team BREEAM is proud to support World Green Building Week.
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21 Sep 2017

BREEAM UK New Construction 2018 draft manual is now LIVE for consultation

Over the last 12 months my team have been working hard to deliver a DRAFT manual which we hope represents another step change in BREEAM, to continue to reflect best practice.
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08 Sep 2017

Keeping you dry

Keeping you warm, dry and safe are the basic functions of a home.  Over the last few weeks, we’ve seen plenty of examples across the world where this basic functionality has not been achieved. 
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Royal Mail’s Landmark Buildings are BREEAM Certified

Last month Royal Mail launched a Special Stamp set to celebrate 10 buildings that represent a resurgence of contemporary architecture in the UK from recent years.
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The healthy relationship of Biophilic Design and Post-occupancy evaluation

The health and wellbeing of building occupants is a hot topic. It has been acknowledged that buildings have a direct impact on human wellbeing and happiness, something that is compounded by the large amount of time we spend indoors. With this growing interest has come a move to...
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