Plant and Environmental Sciences Building at UC Davis

The FIRST BREEAM USA In-Use Excellent rated building! Completed in 2001, Plant & Environmental sciences is a 3-story, 126,651-square-foot building that provides state-of-the-art facilities for plant and environmental science research. About 80% of the building is made up of laboratories. The building was the first to achieve an ‘Excellent’ rating with BREEAM USA In-Use certification … Continue reading “Plant and Environmental Sciences Building at UC Davis”

Home Quality Mark – new developments for 2018

The Home Quality Mark was launched as a Beta version in December 2015 Since its launch we have engaged with many different stakeholders, including developers, the financial sector, assessors, designers, consumer groups, manufacturers, planners and more! There has been widespread support for its aims, and firm commitments through project registrations and many organisations aligning with … Continue reading “Home Quality Mark – new developments for 2018”

Qinlong Mountain International Eco-City Project, China

The first ever BREEAM Communities interim certificate was issued to Qinglong Mountain International Eco-city in Nanjing in Jiangsu Province of China! Nanjing with a population of over 8 million, has long been a major centre of culture, education and research. Qinglong Mountain International Eco-city regeneration project is spread across 360 ha and comprises of 11 … Continue reading “Qinlong Mountain International Eco-City Project, China”

Tossen 2, Sweden

Tossen care housing is a development of 54 care home apartments, opened in 2014. While centrally located in Örebro, newly built Trossen care housing is focused on outdoor and garden living. The building captures nature’s positive energy by integrating the garden and the surrounding environment into people’s everyday living. Within the site is an outdoor … Continue reading “Tossen 2, Sweden”

Project THINK, Paris

Located on the Jatte island in the affluent neighbourhoods of western Paris, the building was originally designed and built in the early 70’s, as the former headquarters of the famous fashion brand Yves Saint Laurent. The refurbishment will develop a net floor area of 6900m2 that will feature office space over 7 floors. In July … Continue reading “Project THINK, Paris”

Piedmont Mansion, Dongguan, China

Aided by BREEAM, the Piedmont Mansion project represents a premium residential environment for occupants, an embodiment of the BREEAM philosophy. It features a comfortable indoor environment of light, heat and acoustics, able to provide users with an optimum experience. With openable window areas being of a certain percentage of the gross internal floor areas, the … Continue reading “Piedmont Mansion, Dongguan, China”

V.Offices, Krakow

From the start of this project, investors AFI Europe wanted a green building that would stand out as an example for the Polish market. Krakow suffers from smog problem. It is one of Europe’s most polluted city in terms of air quality, being located between mountains and in an area of very low wind. Additionally, … Continue reading “V.Offices, Krakow”

Berkeley Homes’ East Thames HQ

Berkeley Homes aim to incorporate a range of mixed facilities into their residential development. This ranges from commercial space to student accommodation and senior living housing. Berkeley want to ensure that all the buildings within their developments are sustainable and to achieve this they require these types of buildings to be designed and assessed in … Continue reading “Berkeley Homes’ East Thames HQ”

Scottish Trunk Road Network

The trunk road network connecting Scotland’s cities, towns, airports and ports is overseen by Transport Scotland. BEAR Scotland have managed and maintained the Trunk Road network in the North East Unit since 2001. With a total length of 594 km, the North East Unit extends from Halbeath in Fife up to Fraserburgh and across to … Continue reading “Scottish Trunk Road Network”