Castleward is a 12.1 hectare brownfield regeneration site in Derby currently undergoing redevelopment to create a new community of sustainable homes and businesses. This £100 million project is located between Derby Midland Station and the city centre.
Formally a scrapyard, this 34 hectare rural site has been remediated and developed to become the Watch Tower Bible and Tract Society of Britain’s new headquarters.
Do you live close enough to the places you need to get to each day such as work, school and shops? For many people buying a new-build home, driving is their only option to get to work or other places they need to, according to a recent study by Transport for New Homes. The pressure … Continue reading “Do you live close to the places you need most?”
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”
The Sustainable Estates Forum (21st-22nd June, Heythrop Park Resort, Oxfordshire) is a cross-sector event designed specifically to meet the needs of those delivering and operating sustainable building
GREENBUILD EUROPE – Berlin – 18th April 2018 It is a sunny day in Berlin, and the GreenBuild Europe event is in full swing. I will be presenting a short course on the notion of Social Sustainability and community resilience at the neighborhood level and why it should be considered and implemented at … Continue reading “Devising & delivering Social Sustainability & community resilience at neighbourhood level”
The new BREEAM Wiki is a breakthrough in sharing best practice.
GRESB and BRE have collaborated to integrate a BREEAM API with the GRESB Portal for the 2018 reporting cycle.
On 1 January 2016, the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which were adopted by world leaders in September 2015, came into force.
The Home Quality Mark (HQM) aims to make new homes better. Better for our pockets, our wellbeing and our environment. And at the very heart of the HQM scheme is the need to deliver quality homes. Quality Homes are high on the public agenda, but it is not always easy to achieve, particularly when house-building … Continue reading “HQM ONE – setting baselines in a flexible scheme”