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November 2015

BREEAM for Eden China announced at 25th birthday bash

Tim Smit at the eventOver 100 people gathered for an event in London last night to celebrate sustainable buildings and communities standard BREEAM and the 530,000-strong legacy of high performing buildings that have applied it for better social, economic and environmental outcomes. Guest speaker Sir Tim Smit spoke about his latest Eden project in China which will carry the coveted mark.


Responsible sourcing network APRES given new home at BRE

Building science centre BRE announced today that the Action Programme for Responsible Sourcing network - APRES - will transfer to its management from 2016.


BRE Climate Pledge for COP21 - halving our impact by 2020

The following pledge and targets form the basis for the BRE S Plan 2020, to deliver real and measurable improvements within our business and reduce our major impacts, in support of the 2015 Paris Climate Conference. 


BRE acquires CEEQUAL in move to develop new sustainability rating scheme for infrastructure

BRE and CEEQUAL announced plans today to bring together two successful schemes – BREEAM and CEEQUAL – to create a single, science based sustainability standard and certification tool for civil engineering and infrastructure projects in the UK and around the world.From today, CEEQUAL will transfer its business operations to BRE Global after which CEEQUAL will then be delivered by the BREEAM certification team with continued support from the CEEQUAL scheme management team.


Unibail-Rodamco's Chodov shopping mall achieves BREEAM Outstanding double

Unibail-Rodamco's Centrum Chodov shopping centre in Prague has achieved an Outstanding rating under Parts 1 & 2 of BREEAM In-Use International 2015, establishing a new benchmark for retail real estate across Europe.


Consulting engineers BSD gain BRE BIM level 2 certification

M&E engineering firm BSD has become the first SME business to be assessed and certificated under BRE Global’s BIM level 2 Business Systems Certification Scheme.