First time buyers in Wales set to benefit from energy-assessed mortgages

9th May 2018

Wales will be the first UK country to offset mortgage lending against energy efficiency rating of new build homes in progressive legislation  Wales will be the first country to adopt pioneering mortgage research into legislation, with first-time buyers expected to reap the benefits. From this June, all Welsh Help-To-Buy loans will be adjusted according to … Continue reading “First time buyers in Wales set to benefit from energy-assessed mortgages”

BRE announces new Director of BREEAM

2nd May 2018

Ethical and sustainable construction champion Dr Shamir Ghumra takes on a new role at helm of BREEAM – the leading international portfolio of sustainability standards (including CEEQUAL and Home Quality Mark) that has been driving global improvements in buildings and infrastructure for over two decades. Formerly Director of Sustainable Products at BRE, Shamir has a … Continue reading “BRE announces new Director of BREEAM”

Enhanced features announced for BRE’s leading construction site performance tool SmartSite

1st May 2018

New features will support users to achieve and demonstrate better site health, safety, environmental and quality performance SmartSite is a suite of tools, developed by BRE, that enables construction sites to measure, collate, report and continuously improve their business level performance to make their sites safer, healthier, more sustainable and ultimately improve productivity. SmartSite brings … Continue reading “Enhanced features announced for BRE’s leading construction site performance tool SmartSite”

Mark Farmer’s keynote at BRE’s offsite construction workshop

30th April 2018

Modern methods of construction was the topic of discussion at BRE’s workshop – Raising the Bar for Offsite Construction – held on the 26th April 2018. Nick Whitehouse, from Buildoffsite, welcomed a packed lecture theatre and industry experts from across the supply chain. With modular construction potentially having a large part to play in addressing … Continue reading “Mark Farmer’s keynote at BRE’s offsite construction workshop”

New products to support sustainability, efficiency, and workplace safety, launched at BRE China Annual Conference

25th April 2018

New products designed to support China’s drive for increased construction industry sustainability and efficiency, and workplace safety, have been launched at the second BRE China Annual Conference, on 18 April at the Waldorf Astoria in Shanghai. They include two digital tools, adapted for use in China with the help of Chinese software developers. The first … Continue reading “New products to support sustainability, efficiency, and workplace safety, launched at BRE China Annual Conference”

BRE and Measurabl announce leading-edge integration with the BREEAM Standard to improve the financial performance of commercial real estate

20th April 2018

BREEAM’s API with the Measurabl platform offers an easy way for facility managers and building owners to save time and improve accuracy of sustainability reporting and third party certification. San Francisco/San Diego – Wednesday, April 18, 2018. — BRE have today announced the launch of its integration of BREEAM, the world’s leading sustainability assessment method … Continue reading “BRE and Measurabl announce leading-edge integration with the BREEAM Standard to improve the financial performance of commercial real estate”

BRE launches online self-assessment tool for ethical labour sourcing

16th April 2018

Online Ethical Labour Sourcing standard (BES 6002) developed to provide a framework for businesses to self-assess to better understand their corporate governance profile including human rights responsibilities Dr Shamir Ghumra, Director of Sustainable Products at BRE, says in today’s globalised market place, where there are 45.8million people across 167 countries in modern slavery*, human rights due … Continue reading “BRE launches online self-assessment tool for ethical labour sourcing”

BRE Global to transfer its CE marking business to new Dublin base

12th March 2018

In preparation for the UK’s exit from the European Union next year, BRE Global has established a new office in Ireland’s capital for its CE marking activities. With support from the Irish Government to apply for EU Notified Body status, its current activities under the Construction Products Regulation (CPR) and other directives will transfer across to … Continue reading “BRE Global to transfer its CE marking business to new Dublin base”

AWW inspiring achievement from architect’s practice

9th March 2018

Award winning masterplanning, architecture and interior design practice AWW has been awarded BRE Global BIM Level 2 Business Systems Certification. With studios in London, Bristol and Plymouth, AWW has worked with national and international clients ranging from the NHS and the BBC to Radisson Hotels and Imperial Brands delivering a range of public and private … Continue reading “AWW inspiring achievement from architect’s practice”