Driving sustainable real estate across Europe and beyond

A survey of property investors posed the question, ‘How will green buildings perform against non-green buildings?’ An overwhelming 86% of respondents said that green buildings will become more valuable. Since then the pressures on real estate owners and managers to make their properties more sustainable have continued to grow. However, there is more to sustainability … Continue reading “Driving sustainable real estate across Europe and beyond”

What makes a good home?

Following an extensive consultation with leading players in the house building industry, BRE’s national quality mark for new housing, the Home Quality Mark (HQM), is now open for registrations.  HQM is designed to transform the way consumers choose the homes they buy and rent and allow housebuilders to differentiate themselves in the marketplace. A copy of the HQM … Continue reading “What makes a good home?”

BREEAM Assessors Group (Scotland)

We have set up a BREEAM Assessors Group for assessors to meet up and share their experiences of BREEAM.  The group covers Glasgow and Edinburgh and our next meeting will be on 27th January 2016.  We will be holding this in Glasgow at All Bar One on St Vincent Street from 5.30pm onwards. [googlemaps https://www.google.com/maps/embed?pb=!1m14!1m8!1m3!1d4478.101208287014!2d-4.2549149116394!3d55.86178842028464!3m2!1i1024!2i768!4f13.1!3m3!1m2!1s0x0%3A0xe5763e90c7a25926!2sAll+Bar+One+Glasgow!5e0!3m2!1sen!2suk!4v1452613116371&w=600&h=450] … Continue reading “BREEAM Assessors Group (Scotland)”

A workplace designed for well-being and creativity – Coca-Cola France’s BREEAM Outstanding headquarters at Noda, Paris

With innovation at the heart of its DNA, Coca-Cola France considered sustainability, well-being and creativity as the priorities for the fit-out of its new headquarters office space in Paris. In January 2015, Coca Cola Entreprise and Coca-Cola France moved into Noda, a 22,100 square metre office development by Wereldhave in the Issy-les-Moulineaux district, on the … Continue reading “A workplace designed for well-being and creativity – Coca-Cola France’s BREEAM Outstanding headquarters at Noda, Paris”

Do green buildings pay?

In recent years there have been different views expressed about the value of investing in sustainable buildings. On the one hand is the view that green buildings can be more valuable – being cheaper to run, attractive to tenants and more secure against the impacts of increasing sustainability legislation. On the other there has been … Continue reading “Do green buildings pay?”