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24 Apr 2018

Lidl – reinforcing a brand through sustainability

After an excellent start establishing their business in Sweden, Lidl has been actively working to strengthen their brand, and a part of this work is to develop sustainable solutions. Lidl started in Sweden in 2003 and the company had humble beginnings, having to make changes in...
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A breakthrough in sharing best practice with the new BREEAM Wiki

The new BREEAM Wiki is a breakthrough in sharing best practice.
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12 Apr 2018

Sustainability in New Homes: Guidance for Local Authority stakeholders on carbon reduction, overheating and assuring performance

The end of the financial year saw the launch of the Sustainability in New Homes Playbook – v1 to approximately 180 cross sector delegates including housing developers, consultants and local government representatives. The playbook is the output of a UKGBC collaboration and...
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05 Mar 2018

BREEAM and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

On 1 January 2016, the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which were adopted by world leaders in September 2015, came into force.
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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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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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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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04 Dec 2017

BREEAM Recognised IES TaP software now offers even greater efficiencies for users

IES in collaboration with BRE has introduced additional efficiencies for users and their BREEAM assessments.
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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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