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10 Aug 2018

Home Quality Mark ONE – helping change the culture in home building

Building more high-quality new homes that fit our current and future needs is a national priority.  BRE has developed the Home Quality Mark (HQM) to provide developers with the tools and framework to differentiate, prove and communicate the benefits of their homes. This then...
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5 years on and the futures bright for BRE National Solar Centre

In 2013, Greg Barker, the then Minister State for Energy and Climate Change officially opened the BRE National Solar Centre, the UK solar industry was flourishing with approximately 8,800 new PV systems being installed every month adding over 1.1GW of capacity within the year. A...
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20 Jun 2018

BRE is more than green buildings, it’s changing the impact of the built environment.

When BRE rolled out BREEAM In-Use in America, it was to fill the gap of the 5.6 million existing buildings that were not being addressed with available green building rating systems. BREEAM In-Use doesn’t involve prerequisites so nearly any commercial building no matter what...
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11 Jun 2018

SIMA and BREEAM ES present SIMAlab

At the Madrid Real Estate Exhibition, BREEAM ES and SIMA presented for the first time a reproduction of a sustainable home, in an activity called SIMAlab. SIMAlab is an interactive and informative space, where the house was shown using specific examples on how sustainable...
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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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