First paint products gain coveted independent environmental badge of quality

Three products from a leading UK paint manufacturer, Johnstone’s Trade, have been certificated to BRE Global’s Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) scheme in line with EN 15804 – the European standard for the sustainability of construction products. BRE Global’s certification mark represents quality and ensures that products have undergone a rigorous verification process. BRE Director of … Continue reading “First paint products gain coveted independent environmental badge of quality”

BRE and GRESB partner to promote sustainability in commercial real estate

BRE, the organisation responsible for the BREEAM green building certification scheme, has announced its partnership with GRESB, the leading global sustainability benchmark for real estate portfolios. Collaboration between the two global organisations will promote their shared goals of advancing transparency and sustainability performance in the real estate industry. BRE’s BREEAM family of schemes is used … Continue reading “BRE and GRESB partner to promote sustainability in commercial real estate”

BREEAM consults on new scheme for international refurbishment and fit-out projects

A draft of the latest in the BREEAM family of sustainability assessment schemes for buildings, BREEAM International Refurbishment and Fit-Out 2015, has been published for consultation. Launched on 10 March at the high profile international property show, MIPIM 2015 in Cannes, the consultation will close at midnight on 10 April 2015. The draft scheme document … Continue reading “BREEAM consults on new scheme for international refurbishment and fit-out projects”

World class sustainable buildings celebrated at the BREEAM Awards 2015

This press release is over six months old and the details may have been superseded. Please contact the Press Office for the latest information. Some of the best performing buildings assessed under sustainable buildings standard BREEAM were recognised at the annual BREEAM awards celebration hosted by TV architect Charlie Luxton in London last night. Now … Continue reading “World class sustainable buildings celebrated at the BREEAM Awards 2015”

Key future city challenges are tackled by BRE Trust research programme

The BRE Trust has issued a report on the results of its three year Future Cites research programme, created in recognition of the complex challenges facing urban development in the 21st century as the global population and urban migration continues to rise.   Involving over 20 research studies that addressed issues from the interoperability of … Continue reading “Key future city challenges are tackled by BRE Trust research programme”

New Home Quality Mark puts consumers at the heart of house building

Leading building science centre BRE introduces a national quality mark for new housing that will transform the way consumers choose the homes they buy and rent and allow house builders to differentiate themselves in the marketplace at a time of rapid growth. Using a simple 5-star rating, the Home Quality Mark will give home buyers … Continue reading “New Home Quality Mark puts consumers at the heart of house building”

New guidance released on bridging the energy performance gap in buildings

A new report produced by the BRE Trust and the Energy Services and Technology Association aims to help facilities managers and building operators bridge the energy performance gap in their building portfolio, so consumption and costs can be reduced for business benefit. Director of ESTA, Robin Hale says ‘Buildings rarely perform as well as their … Continue reading “New guidance released on bridging the energy performance gap in buildings”

BRE Global and US-based certification body to mutually recognise Environmental Product Declarations

The agreement will support transparency between certification bodies and promote comparability of EPD in the worldwide marketplace. Built environment certification body BRE Global and UL Environment, a research and standards body that supports businesses and manufacturers to be more sustainable, have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) that will see the partners work towards jointly recognising … Continue reading “BRE Global and US-based certification body to mutually recognise Environmental Product Declarations”

BREEAM buildings take centre stage at CIBSE Building Performance Awards

Four BREEAM projects are recognised in the prestigious performance-based Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) awards. Focused on actual, measured performance, not design intent, the CIBSE Awards acknowledge the people, products and projects that drive outstanding energy performance in the built environment. Judges including Munish Datta, Head of Sustainability at M & S, Professor … Continue reading “BREEAM buildings take centre stage at CIBSE Building Performance Awards”

BRE collaborates with US energy efficiency retrofit specialist Green Generation Solutions

This press release is over six months old and the details may have been superseded. Please contact the Press Office for the latest information. Collaboration will help more UK and EU property owners prepare for new energy rules BRE and Green Generation Solutions (GreenGen), a US based organisation experienced in retrofitting energy efficiency in different … Continue reading “BRE collaborates with US energy efficiency retrofit specialist Green Generation Solutions”