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27 Oct 2016

Beacon launch ‘World’s most sustainable residential tower’ coming to Hemel Hempstead #HQMearlyadopter

The launch of the Beacon, the ‘world’s most sustainable residential tower’ coming to Hemel Hempstead.
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20 Oct 2016

Home Quality Mark uncovers the drivers behind house purchasing decisions

The Home Quality Mark (HQM), the independently assessed mark of distinction for new homes, has uncovered the true meaning behind consumers’ house purchasing decisions.
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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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22 Aug 2016

Over 4000 homes (& counting) registered to the Home Quality Mark   

As a clear commitment to ensuring quality and sustainable outcomes for home occupiers, developers are now registering their newly built homes against the Home Quality Mark.
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22 Aug 2016

Environmental Assessment & EPD – Expanded Horizons

The phase out of the Green Guide to Specification, use of EPD in BREEAM, EN 15804 EPD, and online LCA tools. The Materials section in ‎BREEAM is designed to raise awareness of and encourage sustainable procurement and use of construction products.  For many years BREEAM has used...
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19 Aug 2016

HQM wins Green Apple Award and recognised as ‘Green Champions’

On August 8th the Home Quality Mark team from BRE attended the 2016 Green Apple Awards organised by the Green Organisation, an international, independent, non-profit, non-political, non-activist environment group, dedicated to recognising, rewarding and promoting environmental...
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19 Jul 2016

#hottestdayoftheyear – temperature in new homes.

Yes, it is that day of the year when there should be a blog about overheating in homes, so here goes.
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13 Jul 2016

Influential group of MPs welcome Home Quality Mark

The Home Quality Mark has been developed to address many of the problems highlighted in the APPG report.
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12 Jul 2016

Climate change risks and how HQM can help

The Committee on Climate Change (CCC) have released their independent analysis of the priorities for the next five years.
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IMPACT
05 Apr 2016

eTool Analysis Software becomes IMPACT compliant

  Software company eTool have achieved compliance for their software eToolLCD www.etoolglobal.com  with IMPACT www.impactwba.com. eToolLCD is a powerful web-based life cycle assessment (LCA) application for the built form that enables assessment of the entire environmental...
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