News Update from BRE’s Housing and Health Team – July 2019
Net Zero Carbon The UK Government recently announced a new target requiring the UK to bring all greenhouse gas emissions to net zero by 2050 making it the first major economy to pass such a law. This will be an amendment to the Climate Change Act (2008) which already stipulates an 80% reduction in greenhouse … Continue reading “News Update from BRE’s Housing and Health Team – July 2019”
An Ageing Population – Challenges for the built environment
Following a trend across much of the developed world, the population of the UK is growing, and ageing. The UK population is projected to continue growing, reaching over 74 million by 2039. The population in the UK is getting older with 18% aged 65 and over and 2.4% aged 85 and over. In 2016 there … Continue reading “An Ageing Population – Challenges for the built environment”
What’s the condition of your housing stock?
Understanding this is key to ensuring occupiers are not suffering ill health as a result of poor conditions Where do we spend most of our time? At work? In the car? Most of us spend longer in our own home than anywhere else, and the condition of our homes therefore has an important effect … Continue reading “What’s the condition of your housing stock?”
Biophilic design – health and wellbeing in buildings
How we bring biophilic design into buildings and use it to enhance people’s lives is one of today’s most exciting building design challenges, and one that offers huge opportunities. Oliver Heath, Oliver Heath Design Our built environment is often designed in ways that both degrade the environment and separate us from nature. The recent focus … Continue reading “Biophilic design – health and wellbeing in buildings”
Burton Safes: safe with LPS 1175 Issue 8
Burton Safes are proud to have over 30 products with LPS 1175 certification and are now delighted to be the first company to achieve LPS 1175 Issue 8 with two products from their extensive range of physical security solutions; Orthrus is a freestanding high security room of modular construction – delivering optimum price/performance ratio to … Continue reading “Burton Safes: safe with LPS 1175 Issue 8”
Re-establish human relationships with the natural world
Continue exploiting natural resources until they are gone, or regenerate them and re-establish human relationships with the natural world – it’s up to us ‘We are living at a point in time when human society’s influence on the environment, and the environmental impact of our individual lives, has never been as strong,’ says Mike Maunder … Continue reading “Re-establish human relationships with the natural world”
News Update from BRE’s Housing and Health Team – April 2019
Care and Repair England BRE’s Helen Garrett was invited to attend a CRE Older People’s Housing Champions Network meeting where she: shared knowledge on the nature and scale of the types of unsuitable housing, with a focus on older home owners and disrepair in their homes explored the prevalence of non-decent homes and the reasons … Continue reading “News Update from BRE’s Housing and Health Team – April 2019”
How much traceability is enough?
‘Momentum building for cattle traceability’ according to Beef Magazine. The New York Times is asking ‘Will blockchain fix the mineral traceability woes?’ The Aluminium Stewardship Initiative has created a standard with a traceability mechanism to ensure that certified aluminium has been manufactured by certified producers at every stage. Meanwhile BIM Today reports that ‘verification processes … Continue reading “How much traceability is enough?”
Ecology in BREEAM – the New Approach in Practice
In 2018 we started the process of implementing the BREEAM Strategic Ecology Framework (SEF) into our UK family of schemes (BREEAM, HQM and CEEQUAL).