Toyota Motor Europe (TME)

Case study: Development of an assessment tool TME approached BRE to devise an environmental standard based on BREEAM to apply to all its Toyota retail units (or outlet).  There are over 3,000 outlets throughout Europe and, starting in 2009, all new builds and refurbishments will be subject to an independent environmental assessment, with their first … Continue reading “Toyota Motor Europe (TME)”

BRC Ltd, and Responsible Sourcing

Case Study Name of client: BRC Ltd Timeframe: December 2009 – February 2010 Client challenge BRC Ltd were one of a number of stakeholders within the steel reinforcement industry who at an early stage recognised the importance and market advantage of demonstrating the responsible sourcing of their products by third-part certification. BRC Ltd was the … Continue reading “BRC Ltd, and Responsible Sourcing”

Deptford charette

Major regeneration planned for Deptford in south east London will involve 53 sites alongside the tidal creek. The current planning process has little opportunity for people to talk about maintaining and enhancing the existing community. In Deptford, for example, there were numerous building projects coming forward, but no forum for people to talk about how … Continue reading “Deptford charette”

Redeveloping Hayes Manor School

Case study: Radically regenerating Hayes Manor School and its grounds. BRE was appointed to carry out a feasibility study for radically regenerating Hayes Manor School and its grounds in Hillingdon. This project offers the local community a Learning Village that includes a secondary school with  performing arts and sixth form centres, an open learning and … Continue reading “Redeveloping Hayes Manor School”

Merton renewable energy targets

Case study: Formalising the Government’s renewable energy targets The London Borough of Merton was the first local authority to formalise the Government’s renewable energy targets in its Unitary Development Plan. The council pledged to provide at least 10% of the energy needs for all its new major developments from renewable energy technologies. The ‘Merton Rule’ quickly … Continue reading “Merton renewable energy targets”

Loch Lomond & Trossachs National Park Authority Headquarters Sustainability consultants

Project: Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park Authority Headquarters Client: Gardiner & Theobald Management Services BRE Scotland Role: Sustainability Consultants Sustainable Design Consultancy BRE Scotland was commissioned by Gardiner & Theobald LLP to be the sustainability consultants for the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park Headquarters. As a result of the consultancy a number of … Continue reading “Loch Lomond & Trossachs National Park Authority Headquarters Sustainability consultants”

Scottish Funding Council POE: Sustainable Development Research Project

Client: Scottish Funding Council BRE Scotland Role: Project Manager, Sustainability Consultant BRE Scotland is working for the Scottish Funding Council to carry out the Post Occupancy Evaluations (POE) on four further education and higher education establishments: Carnegie College, Cumbernauld College, John Wheatley College and Queen Margaret University.  Three of these were specifically funded to promote … Continue reading “Scottish Funding Council POE: Sustainable Development Research Project”

Eco-Reinforcement steel for Crossrail

Background to Partners Skanska – Skanska is one of the world’s leading construction groups with expertise in construction, development of commercial and residential projects and public-private partnerships. Skanska carries out all aspects of the construction, development and infrastructure process – from financing projects, through design and construction to facilities management, operation and maintenance. Express Reinforcements Ltd … Continue reading “Eco-Reinforcement steel for Crossrail”

BES 6001 Case Study – Marshalls

Company background Established in the late 1880s, Marshalls is the UK’s leading manufacturer of natural stone and concrete hard landscaping products.  Marshalls supplies the construction, home improvement and landscape markets.  The company has workforce of over 2,000 based at 54 sites across the UK.  Marshalls hard landscaping products can be seen at some of the … Continue reading “BES 6001 Case Study – Marshalls”