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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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11 Oct 2017

Celebrate the International Day for Disaster Reduction (IDDR) on 13th October!

The International Day for Disaster Reduction, held every 13th October, celebrates how people and communities around the world are reducing their exposure to disasters and raising awareness about the importance of reining in the risks that they face. Over the last 20 years, over...
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10 Jul 2017

World first biophilic design research project connects buildings with nature

A live office refurbishment will provide environmental and human data as evidence for positive health and wellbeing impacts on office occupants BRE has launched The Biophilic Office project – a ground-breaking office refurbishment project that will provide quantified evidence on...
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02 Jun 2017

BREEAM’s collaborative, cross-continent approach to sustainability unaffected by President Trump’s climate accord decision

One thing is becoming clear since the Donald Trump's announcement, the international response; regarded by political leaders and climate experts worldwide as a major error of judgement.
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BREEAM’s success founded on commitment to research and development

As a product of BRE, it comes as no surprise that independent research and sound scientific evidence are fundamental ingredients of the BREEAM standard.
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12 May 2017

Specifying Innovative & Sustainable Systems

Collaboration was the order of the day at the Constructing Excellence Sustainability Theme Group Meeting on Specifying Innovative and Sustainable Systems.  The workshop, delivered in partnership with the Innovation Gateway and hosted at the BRE Innovation Park, looked at how...
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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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