As a clear commitment to ensuring quality and sustainable outcomes for home occupiers, developers are now registering their newly built homes against the Home Quality Mark.
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”
On August 8th the Home Quality Mark team from BRE attended the 2016 Green Apple Awards organised by the Green Organisation, an international, independent, non-profit, non-political, non-activist environment group, dedicated to recognising, rewarding and promoting environmental best practices around the world. Rose Pourmatin of BRE recounts her experiences of the day. It is a beautiful … Continue reading “HQM wins Green Apple Award and recognised as ‘Green Champions’”
Yes, it is that day of the year when there should be a blog about overheating in homes, so here goes.
The Home Quality Mark has been developed to address many of the problems highlighted in the APPG report.
The Committee on Climate Change (CCC) have released their independent analysis of the priorities for the next five years.
Software company eTool have achieved compliance for their software eToolLCD www.etoolglobal.com with IMPACT www.impactwba.com. eToolLCD is a powerful web-based life cycle assessment (LCA) application for the built form that enables assessment of the entire environmental and cost impacts at any stage of a project in one model, providing a genuine “integrated design” approach. This means … Continue reading “eTool Analysis Software becomes IMPACT compliant”
High quality sustainable homes are worth the investment according to two recent independent pieces of research. According to research carried out by housebuilder Redrow, when choosing a home, more than a quarter of those surveyed were willing to pay at least a 6% premium for a home with sustainable features. The survey continued with 60% … Continue reading “It isn’t just Location Location Location that impacts the value of homes;”
Country cottage, Victorian terrace or modern purpose built apartment, what kind of home do you live in and how does it work for you? Would you like to move to a bigger place or are you improving your current home so that it better suits your lifestyle. We are interested in learning what improvements the … Continue reading “Home Improvement: Who, What and Why?”
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