SMARTWaste Case Study Interview: Canary Wharf Contractors Limited Earlier this month, BRE Digital Tools’ Jo Goodwin sat with Callum Scott, Project Sustainability Manager for Canary Wharf Contractors Limited, (CWCL) the construction arm of the Canary Wharf Group, to find out more about their experiences with BRE SMARTWaste and how this helps their business. Callum talks … Continue reading ““Credible data driving environmental performance improvements””
At a time where data has the power to make or break organisations within the construction industry, having the right tools for managing various aspects of your projects, sites or organisation as a whole – is paramount. Audits have shown that nearly 90% of spreadsheets with over 150 rows include errors; with there being a 1 in … Continue reading “Construction & Excel – An average formula”
This week it is the European Week for Waste Reduction (EWWR); an initiative aiming to raise awareness regarding sustainable resourcing and waste management within private and public sectors as well as the general public. One of the core messages of the EWWR awareness week are the “3Rs” – reduce, reuse and recycle. These actions for … Continue reading “Moving up the waste hierarchy – European Week for Waste Reduction”
As part of our continuing development and improvement of our SmartWaste digital tool under the new SiteSmart brand, the version 3 update brings our users new modules and increased capabilities in reporting and presenting data. The launch of this new release will further the ability for users to improve on project efficiency. Alongside this, the … Continue reading “SmartWaste Version 3 Update: What’s What?”
From the 1990’s in response to consumer concern over tropical forest population disturbance and wider deforestation, BREEAM began to encourage stakeholders to proactively mitigate associated risks.
The #WorldEnvironmentDay campaign is encouraging us all to get outdoors, explore natural environments and better understand the importance of our relationship with nature.
The phase out of the Green Guide to Specification, use of EPD in BREEAM, EN 15804 EPD, and online LCA tools. The Materials section in BREEAM is designed to raise awareness of and encourage sustainable procurement and use of construction products. For many years BREEAM has used the outputs of the BRE Environmental Profiles scheme … Continue reading “Environmental Assessment & EPD – Expanded Horizons”
As described in the earlier article Why building LCA?, BREEAM New Construction 2018 requires building LCA to be carried out for the new Mat 01 issue. The requirements in Mat 01 focus on rewarding good quality building LCA through comparison with a benchmark and options appraisal. Starting with the project brief/requirements, designers use building … Continue reading “Getting results with building LCA”
Since the launch of Beta we have engaged with many different HQM stakeholders, including developers, assessors, consultancies designers, consumer groups, representative industry bodies, manufacturers, academics, regulators, planners, agents and various parts of the financial sector. Most have been supportive in the aims of Home Quality Mark, with firm commitments from many via project registrations, recognition, … Continue reading “Home Quality Mark ONE Consultation – we are listening.”
In 2018 we started the process of implementing the BREEAM Strategic Ecology Framework (SEF) into our UK family of schemes (BREEAM, HQM and CEEQUAL).