13th February 2018
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”
5th February 2018
The next version of the Home Quality Mark (HQM) scheme – HQM ONE is now out for consultation. Below are 5 things you need to know about the proposed changes to the scheme: Please visit the consultation website to download the scheme manual and to know how you can provide feedback. Consultation closes on 16th February … Continue reading “5 things you need to know about HQM ONE”
15th December 2016
2016 was supposed to be the year that zero carbon happened, but it didn’t quite pan out as hoped says Gwyn Roberts.
17th October 2016
As a born and bred Londoner and certified ‘townie’ it was only a matter of time before an interest in the natural environment, sparked from early experiences of being dragged up mountain sides by my parents, took a turn towards the role of the un-natural environment within the world. There are a number of people … Continue reading “My Construction Role Model: Triumph of the city…”
12th October 2016
Having a career which leaves a positive and meaningful impact on society is my top priority. From a young age I was aware of the problems we face as a species, to name a few: declining natural resources, environmental degradation and climate change. Learning about these problems inspired me to study Environmental Geoscience at Cardiff … Continue reading “My Construction Role Model: What inspired me to work for BRE”
26th September 2016
The consequences of climate change have struck close to home in recent years, with extreme weather and flooding events in the UK, notably in 2013/14 and 2015/16 causing billions of pounds worth of damage to properties and disruption to the lives of thousands of people as a result. The Property Flood Resilience Roundtable, chaired by … Continue reading “The Property Flood Resilience Action Plan”
12th July 2016
The Committee on Climate Change (CCC) have released their independent analysis of the priorities for the next five years.
21st April 2016
COP21 was more than just the coming together of nations to offer fine words on tackling climate change. Last December’s UN summit finally saw agreement on a compelling target for carbon reductions.
1st March 2016
On 22 April, Heads of State and Government will gather in New York to sign the historic Paris Climate Change Agreement that was secured last year in December. In preparation for the event, UNFCCC has launched a campaign, encouraging everyone across the world to become part of the change that is happening by posting a … Continue reading “John O’Brien: What the Paris Agreement means for me”
29th February 2016
On 22 April, Heads of State and Government will gather in New York to sign the historic Paris Climate Change Agreement that was secured last year in December. In preparation for the event, UNFCCC has launched a campaign, encouraging everyone across the world to become part of the change that is happening by posting a … Continue reading “Helen Pineo: What the Paris Agreement means for me”