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24 Nov 2016

Black Friday – The sustainability and safety cost

On Friday 25 November (that’s tomorrow, folks!) our high streets, shopping centres and computers will play host to the busiest consumer day of the year – Black Friday. This day signals the start of a manic weekend of ‘deals’ in the lead up to Christmas....
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11 Nov 2016

The value of BREEAM in the commercial building sector

This briefing paper highlights the additional value of BREEAM certifications, focusing on the non-domestic building sector.
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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

Delivering Sustainability Digitally

On 4th October the Constructing Excellence theme groups on Digital Construction and Sustainability got together at the Turner & Townsend London offices to look at Delivering Sustainability Digitally.  Chaired by Paul Toyne the session explored how digital technologies and...
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18 Oct 2016

BRE @ Digital Construction Week

You might have seen that BRE is partnering with Digital Construction Week (taking place next week, 26 & 27 October 2016), championing the event as Digital Knowledge Partner and fielding three expert speakers. ‘BRE is committed to helping the built environment sector benefit...
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30 Sep 2016

SmartWaste, Mace and sustainability: An interview with Andrew Kinsey

Andrew Kinsey, Head of Sustainability for Construction at Mace since 2012, has been using SmartWaste for several years. He talked to us about his experiences with this tool and how it has benefited Mace’s construction processes. Can you tell us a bit about yourself and what drew...
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15 Sep 2016

Whole life costing and life-cycle assessment for sustainable building design

The integration of Whole Life Costing (WLC) and Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) presents a powerful route to improving the sustainability of the construction industry. Combining economic and environmental assessment tools to obtain ‘best value’ solutions in both financial and...
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10 Aug 2016

How SMARTWaste helped Canary Wharf Contractors – the story

Recently, BRE Digital Tools’ Jo Goodwin spoke to Callum Scott, CWCL Project Sustainability Manager for Canary Wharf Contractors, to find out more about their experience with BRE SMARTWaste. Callum explained what challenge they were facing and how SMARTWaste helps their business....
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01 Aug 2016

Redefining sustainability

The recent Building magazine / Ecobuild roundtable ‘The New Normal: Redefining Sustainability’ threw up a mixed response in terms of what does sustainability really mean.
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29 Jul 2016

Man caves

Blogging is a strange occupation. One idea leads to another and before you know it, the blog takes on a life of its own and appears before your eyes. A bit like painting a picture. I can’t remember where I got the idea for this blog, but it has definitely grown legs. Why...
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