BREEAM takes Chinese lessons

How ‘green’ is construction in China? How does it compare to Europe & North America? How quickly is the industry developing? These were some of the questions in my mind as I ventured on my first trip to the country. And whilst I don’t profess to now have all the answers, I learned a lot … Continue reading “BREEAM takes Chinese lessons”

Connecting people and place: the benefits of a Digital Built Britain

With the BRE Cities Convention just a few weeks away, two of our speakers and both leading lights of the built environment world provide an insight into what is really driving connected, smart places and a Digital Built Britain. “The drive for a Digital Built Britain resulted from the pressing need for a more productive, … Continue reading “Connecting people and place: the benefits of a Digital Built Britain”

EMEX 2018 – How High-Performance Protects an Asset and Increases Bottom Line

EMEX 2018 takes place over two days in November at London ExCel. Energy is a cost to most organisations that has grown as a proportion of overall expenditure in recent years. However there is considerable potential within most organisations to make large energy cost and carbon emission savings through the installation of energy efficiency measures. … Continue reading “EMEX 2018 – How High-Performance Protects an Asset and Increases Bottom Line”

Working Together for Disaster Relief – Private Sector Engagement in Humanitarian Action

On the 8th of February BRE will be hosting the Working Together for Disaster Relief conference, which aims to bring professional and financial services, manufacturers, suppliers, and contractors together with humanitarian actors to examine ways that these groups can work together in post-disaster reconstruction and development. Held collaboratively with Catholic Relief Services (CRS), Save the … Continue reading “Working Together for Disaster Relief – Private Sector Engagement in Humanitarian Action”

International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction 2018: – QSAND supporting the reduction in direct disaster economic losses

The International Day for Disaster Reduction, held every 13th October, celebrates how people and communities around the world are reducing their exposure to disasters. Each year a different theme of disaster reduction is highlighted, and for 2018 the focus is on reduction of economic losses as a result of disasters globally. This corresponds to target … Continue reading “International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction 2018: – QSAND supporting the reduction in direct disaster economic losses”

Amsterdam’s cultural sector excels in Sustainability

The Amsterdam cultural sector is rapidly developing into the most sustainable in the world. At the end of 2017, Stedelijk Museum, Jewish Historical Museum, EYE and Scheepvaartmuseum received their BREEAM-NL In-Use certificates. They join the Concertgebouw and the Van Gogh Museum (the first BREEAM-NL concert hall and museum) as leaders in sustainability. The certificates were awarded … Continue reading “Amsterdam’s cultural sector excels in Sustainability”

Two expert panels at University & Healthcare Estates & Innovation (UHEI)

This timely and highly relevant conference takes place in Birmingham, over two days, 27th-28th November. It will address a broad range of topical estates and facilities issues for healthcare and universities. UHEI encourages estates directors from the NHS and universities to meet, collaborate & to share best practice and innovations. The standard of this event … Continue reading “Two expert panels at University & Healthcare Estates & Innovation (UHEI)”

Say Hello to DGBC

Say Hello to DGBC! The next BREEAM National Scheme Operator (NSO) to be celebrated as our monthly featured NSO! DGBC operate BREEAM NL, the locally adapted scheme for the Netherlands. They operate schemes for existing buildings, new construction and communities. To learn more about DGBC, take a look at their CV below and remember we’ll … Continue reading “Say Hello to DGBC”

Hulhumale, the City of Hope

In February, HDC (the Housing Development Corporation of the Maldives, the state-owned master developer of the new island city of Hulhumale) contacted the BRE regarding our potential involvement in assessing future developments there. A small delegation from BREEAM have returned from talks regarding further co-operation with HDC on this ambitious project. Known mainly as a … Continue reading “Hulhumale, the City of Hope”