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02 Mar 2018

BREEAM UK Non-Domestic New Construction 2018 will go LIVE on 7th March 2018!

The launch of the latest BREEAM UK New Construction scheme marks the end of an 18 month process of technical development and extensive industry consultation.
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28 Feb 2018

Retrofit-Led Regeneration in Greater Manchester

If we are to meet the target of reducing CO2 emissions by 80% of 1990 levels by 2050, we need to refurbish one home every 45 seconds. Tim Wiseman reports.
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19 Feb 2018

The BREEAM Sustainability Champion role is changing to BREEAM Advisory Professional – Here’s what you need to know

BREEAM introduced the role of the Sustainability Champion to UK building level schemes in 2014 with an aim to give project teams a ‘scheme-related’ expert who they can turn to for assistance during the assessment process. This expert is able to support a project team as they work...
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13 Feb 2018

HQM ONE – setting baselines in a flexible scheme

The Home Quality Mark (HQM) aims to make new homes better. Better for our pockets, our wellbeing and our environment. And at the very heart of the HQM scheme is the need to deliver quality homes. Quality Homes are high on the public agenda, but it is not always easy to achieve,...
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13 Feb 2018

Say Hello to Norway Green Building Council!

Say Hello to the Norwegian Green Building Council (NGBC)! The first of our monthly featured National Scheme Operators (NSOs). NSOs operate adapted, country-specific BREEAM schemes under licence from BRE Global Ltd. These organisations are selected to provide local knowledge,...
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05 Feb 2018

5 things you need to know about HQM ONE

The next version of the Home Quality Mark (HQM) scheme – HQM ONE is now out for consultation. Below are 5 things you need to know about the proposed changes to the scheme: Please visit the consultation website to download the scheme manual and to know how you can provide...
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22 Jan 2018

BRE and IWBI deliver improved guidance to streamline joint certification of BREEAM and WELL

BRE and the International WELL Building Institute™ (IWBI™) today released a new, improved briefing paper that outlines how projects may achieve both a certified BREEAM rating and WELL Certification.
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18 Jan 2018

GRESB and BREEAM partner to recognise responsible real estate investment

For the second year, GRESB and BREEAM are partnering to recognise responsible real estate investment, as part of the annual BREEAM Awards.  
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09 Jan 2018

A summary of the Town and Country Planning Association’s (TCPA) Practical Guide on Health in Garden Cities – Guide 8

The notion of Garden Towns/ Villages has received more momentum in the recent years in response to the UK’s housing shortage. As the first Garden Villages begin to take shape with the Government’s support, many are concerned that in creating these new places quantity may be...
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05 Jan 2018

Home Quality Mark ONE Consultation – we are listening.

Since the launch of Beta we have engaged with many different HQM stakeholders, including developers, assessors, consultancies designers, consumer groups, representative industry bodies, manufacturers, academics, regulators, planners, agents and various parts of the financial...
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