Improving sustainability of social housing in Brazil (Portuguese version)

O mĂŞs passado, nos British Expertise International Awards, o BRE venceu o prĂŞmio Projeto Colaborativo Internacional pelo projeto “Avançando a Sustentabilidade da Habitação Social no Brasil”, trabalhando em colaboração com a Caixa EconĂ´mica Federal do Brasil, o Programa das Nações Unidas para o Desenvolvimento (PNUD) e o MinistĂ©rio das Cidades brasileiro como principais parceiros. O … Continue reading “Improving sustainability of social housing in Brazil (Portuguese version)”

BREEAM UK New Construction 2018 and BRE Sustainable Products

BREEAM launched its latest technical standard: BREEAM UK New Construction (NC) 2018 on the 7th of March 2018. Following a significant update, the ‘Materials’ category encourages whole building life cycle assessment and recognises and rewards construction products with independently verified Environmental Product Declarations (EPD). This blog explains how BRE’s sustainable products fit in with the … Continue reading “BREEAM UK New Construction 2018 and BRE Sustainable Products”

FlexiSolar to install UK’s largest solar carport system for Bentley Motors

FlexiSolar, the innovative solar carport specialist based near Cambridge, has started construction of a large scale commercial carport at Bentley Motors’ manufacturing headquarters in Crewe, Cheshire. In a six-month project due to complete in September 2018, FlexiSolar will construct what is set to become the UK’s largest solar carport system to date, with 10,000 solar … Continue reading “FlexiSolar to install UK’s largest solar carport system for Bentley Motors”

BRE at the Facilities Show 2018

Join BRE’s Andy Lewry and Sam Turner at the Facilities Show 2018 on Stand M930 19th -21st June Andy will be on two expert panels discussing “Office moves, refurbs and relocation” and “Workplaces of the future” TITLE: Office moves, refurbs and relocation; DATE: Tuesday 19th June TIME: 15.50 – 16.40 LOCATION: Facilities Management Theatre SYNOPSIS:  How … Continue reading “BRE at the Facilities Show 2018”

Value of sustainability

As the market place becomes increasingly competitive and there is a need to be able to differentiate oneself as a high performer. Authors Andy Lewry, James Fisher and Matt Holden discuss how sustainability results in high performance buildings. They concluded that Sustainability in general and the third-party certification of sustainability are becoming more mainstream across … Continue reading “Value of sustainability”

The Romanian Energy Performance of Buildings Conference (RCEPB)

BRE and in particular BREEAM have long standing relationships with the Romanian construction industry; especially with respect to sustainability and energy use in buildings. I have supported the Romanian Energy Performance of Buildings Conference (RCEPB) since 2013. It is a multi-disciplinary international conference having, this year,  as main topics: Implementation progress of the EU Directives … Continue reading “The Romanian Energy Performance of Buildings Conference (RCEPB)”