Organisational Performance

By asking ‘Why’ we create purpose which drives organisational culture, governance and performance. We often look at organisational performance through the lens of the media (and increasingly crowd sourced opinion) to understand the organisations outputs and sometimes impacts of their activities. In order to have the intended positive performance (we will talk about metrics later) … Continue reading “Organisational Performance”

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. (NYSE:AAT), a full service, vertically integrated and self-administered real estate investment trust, or REIT, Able Services, the USA’s largest family-owned and privately held provider of facility solutions, and BRE Global, a world leading, multi-disciplinary building … Continue reading “First building in San Francisco certified under BREEAM USA”

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 Ballston Plaza became the first office building certified under the BREEAM USA standard for existing buildings in America. A reception was held to celebrate this milestone and congratulate AEW Capital Management and Cushman & Wakefield … Continue reading “AEW Capital Management and Cushman & Wakefield celebrate recertification of Three Ballston”

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) received certification for their second building on their central Californian campus. The Energy Conservation Office (ECO) is home to the Energy & Engineering team at the University of California – Davis (UC Davis).  In a … Continue reading “UC Davis receives certification for their second building”

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 to Specification is being replaced by building LCA as the primary way environmental impacts from construction products are assessed in BREEAM. Building LCA in BREEAM UK New Construction 2018 involves two different but complimentary approaches: … Continue reading “Building LCA benchmarks – BREEAM UK New Construction 2018”

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 LCA to be carried out for the new Mat 01 issue. The requirements in Mat 01 focus on rewarding good quality building LCA through comparison with a benchmark and options appraisal. Starting with the project … Continue reading “Getting results with building LCA”