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26 Nov 2015

Attracting international tenants with BREEAM

Convinced that enhancing the sustainability of existing buildings can help them to compete successfully in a tough international market, a business centre owner in Romania has put his money where his mouth is – and made his point. Built in 2006 for the commercial real estate...
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25 Nov 2015

Celebrating 25 years of BREEAM

Back in the 1980s there was much talk of ‘low energy’ buildings but there was no credible way of independently measuring the claims. By the end of that decade leading professionals came together to change that – this included committed individuals from BRE, architects ECD, and...
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21 Nov 2015

Carré Vert – Strong teamwork produces outstanding results

Carré Vert in the Levallois-Perret area of Paris has undergone an extraordinary transformation in recent years. It is a large and prestigious office complex, but was once unremarkable in terms of its sustainability performance – that is most certainly not the case today. Carré...
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GG Editions
19 Nov 2015

The Green Guide to Specification: Past, Present & Future

If you’re familiar or unfamiliar with The Green Guide to Specification, here are some facts about the history of this important publication, and what the future holds.. The Green Guide Past. Green Guide to Specification first published in 1996: 125 elements across 9...
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18 Nov 2015

Another Outstanding achievement for Unibail-Rodamco

At the end of 2014, 39 of Unibail-Rodamco’s shopping centres were BREEAM In-Use certified across Europe and 38% of these assets reached the ‘Outstanding’ level for building management (Part 2). The Group is aiming for BREEAM In-Use certification for at least 80% of its managed...
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29 Oct 2015

What are EPD? What can they do for you?

Are you a manufacturer, trade association, architect, specifier or builder? Have you heard all the fuss about EPD? What exactly are EPD? What can they do for you? Quite simply: An EPD (environmental product declaration) is a document which may be used in different countries to...
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14 Oct 2015

Do consumers want a more sustainable home?

The Home Quality Mark is the new national quality mark for sustainable homes being developed by BRE and a group of industry partners. Part of the development of the new scheme involved a series of consumer research projects, designed to understand whether consumers cared about...
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12 Oct 2015

Do green buildings pay?

In recent years there have been different views expressed about the value of investing in sustainable buildings. On the one hand is the view that green buildings can be more valuable – being cheaper to run, attractive to tenants and more secure against the impacts of increasing...
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25 Sep 2015

Opening kantoor Deloitte The Edge Amsterdam

Nice video from the official opening #BREEAM Outstanding digitally driven The Edge, Amsterdam, with BRE Director of BREEAM @GavinDunn2
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12 Sep 2015

5 things you might not know about BREEAM In-Use

BREEAM In-Use (BIU) is designed to help building managers and owners reduce the running costs and improve the environmental performance of existing buildings. The scheme uses an assessment tool that can be completed by building managers and owners to self-assess their buildings....
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