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07 Mar 2017

BRE China: A year on

On Wednesday 1st March 2017, one year on from BRE China’s official launch, the ‘China-UK Green Building Ceremony and Forum 2017’ took place at the Shangri-La Hotel in Beijing.
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23 Feb 2017

CEEQUAL and BREEAM: carbon reduction and other sustainability benefits for infrastructure projects

It has been demonstrated that a focus on reducing carbon will reduce cost for an infrastructure project through saving energy, reducing waste and thinking about how we build.
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19 Jan 2017

Interview: Making a success of health and wellbeing

BRE’s core value is known to all who work for and within the organisation. This being that the health, safety and wellbeing (H&W) of all our staff, suppliers, resident partners and visitors comes before all else. This is one of the very first things everyone learns ab...
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16 Dec 2016

Developing healthy homes and communities does not have to cost extra

There is a common view amongst developers that designing and building for health and wellbeing objectives is more expensive than standard projects and that it doesn’t offer return on investment. I have recently written an article which summarises evidence from a range of...
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05 Dec 2016

Air pollution and traffic jams, are electric bikes the future?

The Home Quality Mark and BREEAM Communities are encouraging the use of sustainable transport.
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26 Oct 2016

The business case for sustainability – a tenant’s perspective

Overwhelming evidence indicates that sustainability is fast moving up a tenant’s wish list and as such up the real estate owner’s priority list.
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19 Oct 2016

Can ‘building in health’ to new developments save the NHS? – a lively debate in Bristol

Can we save the NHS by building healthier places? This was the provocation at last night’s Developing Healthy Neighbourhoods event as part of Bristol’s Healthy City Week. Organised by Bristol Health Partners and IBI Group, and supported by Bristol’s mayor, this event asked the...
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06 Sep 2016

The value of independent certification of homes

There are many areas where achieving standards above minimum requirements leads to positive outcomes for home occupiers.
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25 Aug 2016

124% increase in near miss reporting through YellowJacket app

It has been 2 years since YellowJacket launched its mobile app, Here’s the story:
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24 Aug 2016

Health and wellbeing at King’s Cross

The King’s Cross Central regeneration project is one of the largest in London and Europe at 67 acres.(1) This exciting development is opening up a part of the city which may be well known to locals but, until recently, was largely hidden to the millions of people who pass through...
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