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Happy National Allotment Week!

Happy National Allotment Week!

Happy national allotment week! Growing stuff is good for the soul. With a rapidly growing population, an estimated 90% of our ...
BREEAM USA In-Use: Commercial Version 6 Consultation

BREEAM USA In-Use: Commercial Version 6 Consultation

The BREEAM USA In-Use scheme is currently undergoing an update. The urgency of addressing the sustainability of our communities and ...
BREEAM International In-Use: Commercial Version 6 Consultation

BREEAM International In-Use: Commercial Version 6 Consultation

The BREEAM International In-Use scheme is currently undergoing an update. The urgency of addressing the sustainability of our communities and ...
It’s time we make healthy homes the norm

It’s time we make healthy homes the norm

The homes we live in have a significant influence on our health and wellbeing. Despite this, 20 % of housing ...
BREEAM UK New Construction V3.0

BREEAM UK New Construction V3.0

The BREEAM UK New Construction 2018 technical manual has been reissued to version 3.0 and is available here. The reissue ...
Organisational Performance

Organisational Performance

By asking ‘Why’ we create purpose which drives organisational culture, governance and performance. We often look at organisational performance through ...
First building in San Francisco certified under BREEAM USA

First building in San Francisco certified under BREEAM USA

The Landmark @ One Market becomes the first building in San Francisco certified under BREEAM USA American Assets Trust, Inc ...
AEW Capital Management and Cushman & Wakefield celebrate recertification of Three Ballston

AEW Capital Management and Cushman & Wakefield celebrate recertification of Three Ballston

AEW Capital Management and Cushman & Wakefield celebrate the BREEAM recertification of Three Ballston with BRE In August 2018, Three ...
UC Davis receives certification for their second building

UC Davis receives certification for their second building

UC Davis receives BREEAM certification for their second building on campus This week, the University of California, Davis (UC Davis) ...
THE LANDMARK @ ONE MARKET ACHIEVES FIRST BREEAM USA CERTIFICATION IN SAN FRANCISCO

THE LANDMARK @ ONE MARKET ACHIEVES FIRST BREEAM USA CERTIFICATION IN SAN FRANCISCO

San Francisco – American Assets Trust, Inc. (NYSE:AAT), a full service, vertically integrated and self-administered real estate investment trust, or ...
Building LCA benchmarks – BREEAM UK New Construction 2018

Building LCA benchmarks – BREEAM UK New Construction 2018

Building LCA benchmarks – BREEAM UK New Construction 2018 As explained in the article Why building LCA?, The Green Guide ...
Getting results with building LCA

Getting results with building LCA

Getting results with building LCA As described in the earlier article Why building LCA?, BREEAM New Construction 2018 requires building ...
Invesco achieves BREEAM In-Use across its portfolio

Invesco achieves BREEAM In-Use across its portfolio

Invesco Real Estate achieves BREEAM In-Use certification on its c.€5BN discretionary-managed European portfolio Invesco Real Estate recognised for environmental impact of its portfolio ...
Asset Management and Performance

Asset Management and Performance

Asset Management and Performance Where does measurement of asset performance sit within the wider context of environmental, social and corporate ...
BRE Global Launches BREEAM New Construction for the USA

BRE Global Launches BREEAM New Construction for the USA

BRE Global Launches BREEAM New Construction for the USA BRE Global offers U.S. market the leading green building standard that ...
BREEAM USA Delivered By BRE Logo

BRE announces BREEAM USA In-Use Update

BRE announces BREEAM USA In-Use Update for Autumn 2019 BRE offers U.S. market an update of the leading green building ...
The sustainable buildings and estates forum

The sustainable buildings and estates forum

The Sustainable Buildings & Estates Forum – accelerating best-practice Now in its third year the sustainable buildings & estates forum ...
BRE announces BREEAM In-Use Update

BRE announces BREEAM In-Use Update

BRE announces BREEAM In-Use Update – Autumn 2019 – in response to market drivers and international expansion BRE – the ...
Delivering health & wellbeing benefits with Active Design

Delivering health & wellbeing benefits with Active Design

Health, Wellbeing and Active Design The condition of the built environment can have a huge impact on society and public ...
Managing risk & driving innovation with BREEAM

Managing risk & driving innovation with BREEAM

What is Innovation? Well, for this article I will use a standard definition and say that it refers to incremental ...
Redefining Value

Redefining Value

Redefining Value- How ESG is changing the definition of value in real estate Last month I was invited to the ...
BREEAM Launches Local Planning Authority Guidance

BREEAM Launches Local Planning Authority Guidance

The BREEAM Family of schemes supports and adds value to the activities of a range of stakeholders worldwide; for central ...
CEEQUAL Version 6 Consultation Now Live

CEEQUAL Version 6 Consultation Now Live

What is CEEQUAL? CEEQUAL is the infrastructure arm of the BREEAM family of built environment sustainability assessment schemes. It is is ...
BICC Malta visit BREEAM

BICC Malta visit BREEAM

The Malta Business Network (MBN) was established in 2011 by the then high commissioner of Malta to foster better working ...
BREEAM Introduces Pre-Approval

BREEAM Introduces Pre-Approval

BREEAM Introduces Pre-Approval Process to Support Portfolio Clients To Achieve Sustainability Goals More Time and Cost Efficiently BREEAM has introduced ...
Winners announced for the 2019 BREEAM Awards

Winners announced for the 2019 BREEAM Awards

At a gala event held at London Hilton Bankside Hotel this week, BRE and BREEAM announced the winners of the ...
Redrow achieves BREEAM Domestic Refurbishment certification

Redrow achieves BREEAM Domestic Refurbishment certification

Redrow Achieves BREEAM Domestic Refurbishment Certification on Iconic Barbican Blake Tower Residences BREEAM is delighted to announce that Redrow, the ...
BREEAM Data Centres Sustainability Survey

BREEAM Data Centres Sustainability Survey

In 2010 BRE Global released the BREEAM Data Centres manual for the UK market. Since then we have seen huge ...
Standard Chinese language version of BREEAM International New Construction 2016 manual

Standard Chinese language version of BREEAM International New Construction 2016 manual

BREEAM are pleased to announce the launch of the standard Chinese language version of the BREEAM International New Construction 2016 ...
Redevco commences second year of BREEAM In-Use portfolio pilot

Redevco commences second year of BREEAM In-Use portfolio pilot

Redevco, the leading pan-European retail real estate investment management company with over 300 assets in 11 countries, has commenced the ...
How BREEAM USA produces comprehensive benchmarking in record time

How BREEAM USA produces comprehensive benchmarking in record time

Benchmarking existing buildings can be complex, especially in today’s marketplace with more and more options becoming available. It is hard ...
Why choose BREEAM USA over other rating standards?

Why choose BREEAM USA over other rating standards?

Within America and up until the last few years - there have been few options for Class B and C buildings ...
Clean Air Day and the environment

Clean Air Day and the environment

Today we celebrate Clean Air Day! A whole day dedicated to raising awareness about the harmful impacts of air pollution, ...
BRE & BREEAM is more than green buildings; we're changing the impact of the built environment

BRE & BREEAM is more than green buildings; we’re changing the impact of the built environment

When BRE rolled out BREEAM In-Use in America, it was to fill the gap of the 5.6 million existing buildings ...
Why achieving BREEAM USA certification is a worthy goal

Why achieving BREEAM USA certification is a worthy goal

The BREEAM standard for green building certification is still relatively new to America and naturally there have been a lot ...
SIMA & BREEAM ES present SIMAlab

SIMA & BREEAM ES present SIMAlab

At the Madrid Real Estate Exhibition, BREEAM ES and SIMA presented for the first time a reproduction of a sustainable ...
Schmidt Hammer Lassen design zero-carbon headquarters

Schmidt Hammer Lassen design zero-carbon headquarters

Top Architect firm Schmidt Hammer Lassen releases details and images of its competition-winning design, which prioritises sustainability and resillience for ...
The sustainable value of BREEAM in USA

The sustainable value of BREEAM in USA

When BREEAM was first created in 1990 it was developed as a way to build sustainable new construction.  It worked ...
BRE & BREEAM response to the National Planning Policy Framework consultation

BRE & BREEAM response to the National Planning Policy Framework consultation

The National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) sets out the government’s policy for local planning practitioners and stakeholders. This includes the ...
BREEAM – Why whole building life cycle assesssment (LCA)?

BREEAM – Why whole building life cycle assesssment (LCA)?

Life cycle assessment (LCA) is used to total up the environmental impact of a product’s supply chain. Providing sufficient data ...
Join BREEAM at the Sustainable Estates Forum

Join BREEAM at the Sustainable Estates Forum

The Sustainable Estates Forum (21st-22nd June, Heythrop Park Resort, Oxfordshire) is a cross-sector event designed specifically to meet the needs ...
The science behind BREEAM USA

The science behind BREEAM USA

Though BREEAM may be new to you, it has been around longer than any other green building standard in the ...
BREEAM UK New Construction 2018 and BRE Sustainable Products

BREEAM UK New Construction 2018 and BRE Sustainable Products

BREEAM launched its latest technical standard: BREEAM UK New Construction (NC) 2018 on the 7th of March 2018. Following a ...
BREEAM UK New Construction 2018 continues to drive energy performance improvements

BREEAM UK New Construction 2018 continues to drive energy performance improvements

Significant changes have been made to the way in which energy performance is assessed under the BREEAM UK New Construction ...
BREEAM IN-USE: New improved functionality

BREEAM IN-USE: New improved functionality

BRE Global initially consulted the market to understand which functionality could add most value to the BREEAM In-Use online platform ...
Devising & delivering social sustainability & community resilience at neighbourhood level

Devising & delivering social sustainability & community resilience at neighbourhood level

GREENBUILD EUROPE – Berlin – 18th April 2018 It is a sunny day in Berlin, and the Green Build Europe ...
A breakthrough in sharing best practice with the new BREEAM WIKI

A breakthrough in sharing best practice with the new BREEAM WIKI

We are now in a world where we see an increasing number of open source solutions, where skilled professionals give ...
Fantastic news...!! Record amount of registrations for BREEAM SE

Fantastic news…!! Record amount of registrations for BREEAM SE

Registrations for the environmental certification scheme BREEAM Sweden (SE) are exceeding all expectations. During 2017, Sweden Green Building Council received ...
Industry collaboration drives BREEAM UK consultation

Industry collaboration drives BREEAM UK consultation

BREEAM UK New Construction 2018 has gone live following BREEAM’s most comprehensive industry consultation to date. To read the full ...
New BREEAM benchmark closes the gap between design intent and actual performance

New BREEAM benchmark closes the gap between design intent and actual performance

Technical partner at Tuffin Ferraby Taylor discusses significant changes within the newly released Technical Standard NC 2018 with specific focus ...
Experts discuss their thoughts regarding launch of new Technical Standard NC 2018

Experts discuss their thoughts regarding launch of new Technical Standard NC 2018

Gary Clark - Head of Sustainability for Wilkinson Eyre; and Tunde Agoro - Associate for Hoare Lea provide insight and ...
Austin-Smith:Lord named BREEAM/Ecobuild Champions 2018!

Austin-Smith:Lord named BREEAM/Ecobuild Champions 2018!

Austin-Smith:Lord are delighted to have been awarded the 2018 BREEAM Award in the BREEAM/Ecobuild Champions Award (Architects) category. This is a ...
HAUT wins international BREEAM award 2018

HAUT wins international BREEAM award 2018

The wooden residential building HAUT in Amsterdam has won the prestigious International BREEAM Award 2018 during the BREEAM EcoBuild awards ceremony. Read the full ...
IES TaP now supports BREEAM NC 2018

IES TaP now supports BREEAM NC 2018

IES are pleased to announce that IES TaP, their award winning online BREEAM project management system now supports BREEAM UK NC ...
BRE and IWBI issue new guidance on joint certification of BREEAM & WELL

BRE and IWBI issue new guidance on joint certification of BREEAM & WELL

BRE and the International WELL Building Institute (IWBI) have released a new, improved briefing paper that outlines how projects may ...
The Guardian's - Oliver Wainwrights views on London's new US Embassy & design/construction to BREEAM

The Guardian’s – Oliver Wainwrights views on London’s new US Embassy & design/construction to BREEAM

Interesting thoughts from Oliver Wainwright on the new US Embassy at Nine Elms, London. To read the full article, visit ...
How BREEAM is tackling the 'performance gap'

How BREEAM is tackling the ‘performance gap’

Sustainability expert, James Willcox, looks at how BREEAM is tackling the issue of the ‘performance gap' and what the new ...
Greengage Environmental review launch of draft NC 2018 Manual

Greengage Environmental review launch of draft NC 2018 Manual

Greengage Environmental have taken up the opportunity to review the draft BREEAM 2018 New Construction manual in advance of the ...
How BREEAM helps to reduce CO2 emissions in USA & internationally

How BREEAM helps to reduce CO2 emissions in USA & internationally

In recent days, big-name CEOs of large corporations have come out to support global efforts in reducing carbon - despite ...
Why the research behind BREEAM USA works

Why the research behind BREEAM USA works

BREEAM, the original green building rating system, was created by the Building Research Establishment (BRE) in 1990. First established in ...
Zaha Hadid Architects achieves 'Very Good' for re-designed fire station in Antwerp

Zaha Hadid Architects achieves ‘Very Good’ for re-designed fire station in Antwerp

Check out the redesigned fire station that now houses the Port of Antwerp's some 500 staff. Combining sustainability with eye-catching ...