Gradus Environmental Profiles case study

Name of client: Gradus Product: Broadloom carpet, impervious carpet and carpet tiles Timeframe: August 2007 – June 2009 Client challenge – why Gradus decided to have Environmental Profile Certification We have supplied floorcoverings for education, healthcare, retail and commercial buildings for over 20 years. The company prides itself on delivering peace of mind for customers … Continue reading “Gradus Environmental Profiles case study”

Aggregate Industries and Responsible Sourcing

Name of client: Aggregate Industries – Crossrail Client background As a leading producer of construction materials, Aggregate Industries was the first supplier in the industry to achieve certification under BES 6001: The Framework Standard for Responsible Sourcing.  Since its certification in 2009, Aggregate Industries has embedded the principles of responsible sourcing across its entire business. Responsible sourcing … Continue reading “Aggregate Industries and Responsible Sourcing”

Eco-Reinforcement steel for Crossrail

Background to Partners Skanska – Skanska is one of the world’s leading construction groups with expertise in construction, development of commercial and residential projects and public-private partnerships. Skanska carries out all aspects of the construction, development and infrastructure process – from financing projects, through design and construction to facilities management, operation and maintenance. Express Reinforcements Ltd … Continue reading “Eco-Reinforcement steel for Crossrail”

JHS Contract Carpets

Company background JHS Contract Carpets have been a leading supplier of commercial carpet, contract carpet tiles and commercial floorcoverings in the UK for more than 50 years. Originally a family owned business, the company has been part of the Headlam Group PLC since 1999. Based in Tamworth, their ultra-modern warehousing and distribution system enables many … Continue reading “JHS Contract Carpets”

Scottish Funding Council POE: Sustainable Development Research Project

Client: Scottish Funding Council BRE Scotland Role: Project Manager, Sustainability Consultant BRE Scotland is working for the Scottish Funding Council to carry out the Post Occupancy Evaluations (POE) on four further education and higher education establishments: Carnegie College, Cumbernauld College, John Wheatley College and Queen Margaret University.  Three of these were specifically funded to promote … Continue reading “Scottish Funding Council POE: Sustainable Development Research Project”

Loch Lomond & Trossachs National Park Authority Headquarters Sustainability consultants

Project: Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park Authority Headquarters Client: Gardiner & Theobald Management Services BRE Scotland Role: Sustainability Consultants Sustainable Design Consultancy BRE Scotland was commissioned by Gardiner & Theobald LLP to be the sustainability consultants for the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park Headquarters. As a result of the consultancy a number of … Continue reading “Loch Lomond & Trossachs National Park Authority Headquarters Sustainability consultants”

Merton renewable energy targets

Case study: Formalising the Government’s renewable energy targets The London Borough of Merton was the first local authority to formalise the Government’s renewable energy targets in its Unitary Development Plan. The council pledged to provide at least 10% of the energy needs for all its new major developments from renewable energy technologies. The ‘Merton Rule’ quickly … Continue reading “Merton renewable energy targets”

Redeveloping Hayes Manor School

Case study: Radically regenerating Hayes Manor School and its grounds. BRE was appointed to carry out a feasibility study for radically regenerating Hayes Manor School and its grounds in Hillingdon. This project offers the local community a Learning Village that includes a secondary school with  performing arts and sixth form centres, an open learning and … Continue reading “Redeveloping Hayes Manor School”

Deptford charette

Major regeneration planned for Deptford in south east London will involve 53 sites alongside the tidal creek. The current planning process has little opportunity for people to talk about maintaining and enhancing the existing community. In Deptford, for example, there were numerous building projects coming forward, but no forum for people to talk about how … Continue reading “Deptford charette”