9th January 2018
The notion of Garden Towns/ Villages has received more momentum in the recent years in response to the UKâ€™s housing shortage. As the first Garden Villages begin to take shape with the Governmentâ€™s support, many are concerned that in creating these new places quantity may be prioritised ahead of quality. In response to such concerns … Continue reading “A summary of the Town and Country Planning Association’s (TCPA) Practical Guide on Health in Garden Cities â€“ Guide 8”
29th November 2017
It has today been announced that the 2018 BREEAM Awards, the leading awards for sustainability within the global built environment, has joined forces with ecobuild.
8th November 2017
Today is officially World Town Planning Day! An international celebration of planners, good urban design and the contribution they bring to their respective communities.Â
1st October 2017
A click on the search engines and you can find many articles on better asset value, increased rental or sales prices, lower operating and energy costs related to certified â€˜Green Buildingsâ€™. Whilst these are all true benefits of independent certification and more, the value of buildings and communities to people also needs to be assessed … Continue reading “Social Sustainability at Masterplanning Stage”
25th September 2017
Team BREEAM is proud to support World Green Building Week.
15th August 2017
Happy national allotment week! With a rapidly growing population, an estimated 90% of our time spent inside, and with increasingly digitalised realities submerging us (you can buy virtual reality head sets in Tesco?!), I think itâ€™s safe to say, we need to get outdoors; look at the trees, swim in the sea and of course, … Continue reading “Happy National Allotment Week! Growing stuff is good for the soul.”
15th August 2017
The technical manual for the internationalised issue of the BREEAM Communities 2012 scheme (v1.2) is now live and the scheme is open for registration for non-UK projects, as well as UK ones. The launch of the revised scheme removes the need of having to go through a bespoke BREEAM Communities criteria development process for most … Continue reading “BREEAM Communities International 2012 is now live”
7th July 2017
A new partnership aims to drive sustainable best practice through knowledge share and the development of BREEAM in Russia.
19th June 2017
Temple Farm Development spreads across an 85 acre rural site in Chelmsford, England. The project comprises offices, residential and healthcare buildings, and an Energy Centre.
7th June 2017
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