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21 Apr 2016

Delivery on COP21 climate change targets needs the international industry-led support BREEAM offers

COP21 was more than just the coming together of nations to offer fine words on tackling climate change. Last December’s UN summit finally saw agreement on a compelling target for carbon reductions.
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11 Apr 2016

It all starts here – SMARTWaste Version 2 release

Listening to customers and continuously developing our digital products to meet their needs is top of the list for the team behind SMARTWaste, and because of this, 2016 is a big year of development of the tool. Building on the existing modules within SMARTWaste, the team is...
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05 Apr 2016

Urban health and sustainability for the built environment

Urban health is a growing research field combining disciplines across health, urban planning, geography and others to explore how the urban context effects health. As an urban planner attending the International Conference on Urban Health last weekend in San Francisco, I was...
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31 Mar 2016

Setting a framework for responsible sourcing: BREEAM then, now and in the future

From the 1990’s in response to consumer concern over tropical forest population disturbance and wider deforestation, BREEAM began to encourage stakeholders to proactively mitigate associated risks.
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24 Mar 2016

Government Construction Strategy

A welcome sustainability focus, but short on value-delivering measures?   I’m not sure, how many people have taken time over coffee to look at the Government’s Construction Strategy for 2016-20, published this week ? For me it was unsurprising in pledging £1.7bn of...
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24 Mar 2016

QSAND in action in Nepal

A two day training course in Kathmandu, 30th -31st March, will introduce QSAND to humanitarian agencies in Nepal, supporting their vital work in disaster relief and recovery.
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17 Mar 2016

BREEAM: A driver of mass market water and energy efficiency

For both water and energy, there are parallels that can be drawn between the ways in which BREEAM criteria has developed and resulting major changes to mass market practices and building regulations.
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15 Mar 2016

Do you really need to demolish that site?

It’s always best, when considering demolishing a building, to ask certain questions before beginning any work – even planning work. The first, and perhaps the biggest, is to ask why are you wanting to demolish the existing site – can it be redeveloped or can elements of the...
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10 Mar 2016

BREEAM award winners

It's always a great time of year, when the award winners are announced at EcoBuild.
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04 Mar 2016

Sunshine and Blue Skies for the launch of the Zero Bills Home on the BRE Innovation Park

[View the story “Launch of Zero Bills Home on the BRE Innovation Park” on Storify]
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