BES 6001 Kingspan Insulation Ltd.

Company background Kingspan Insulation is a market leading manufacturer of high performance rigid insulation products and insulated systems for building fabric and building services applications.  Kingspan Insulation’s product range includes rigid Kooltherm, Therma and KoolDuct insulation products. The products are used in a variety of applications including: pitched, flat and tapered roofs; cavity and solid … Continue reading “BES 6001 Kingspan Insulation Ltd.”

Code Level 4, Vachell Road, Cardiff

Development: 3 Storey Flats in Vachell Road, Cardif Client: Cadwyn Housing Association Code Level: Level 4 Summary Description: This project uses Timber Frame and Air Source heat Pumps with MVHR in conjunction with good fabric performance, BRE advised on the M&E strategy, water fittings, material selection for the dwellings and the design stage SAP calculations. Client comment: “This project … Continue reading “Code Level 4, Vachell Road, Cardiff”

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”

The Hertfordshire Charrette

Case study The Hertfordshire Charrette was held in 2008 between 24th June and 1stJuly. The charrette was held at the University of Hertfordshire and was a collaborative exercise involving The University of Hertfordshire, renowned American urban designers DPZ and the BRE who provided sustainability expertise. It focussed on how Hertfordshire as a County might grow. … Continue reading “The Hertfordshire Charrette”

Stoneyhall housing estate predemolition audit

Case study A BRE audit found that more than 95% of demolition materials from a 1960s housing estate could be profitably diverted from landfill, with further earnings to be made from other reclaimed materials. ‘The audit not only detailed the extensive potential for economically diverting demolition materials from landfill, but also provided valuable advice on … Continue reading “Stoneyhall housing estate predemolition audit”

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”

Wellingborough Swimming Pool Predemolition Audit

Case study The predemolition audit of a public swimming pool helped the local council to set demolition tender targets, implement a site waste management plan and maximise resource efficiency. ‘Using the information from the predemolition audit, we were able to exceed our targets for recycling site waste,’ said Chris Pittman, Head of Policy, Partnerships and … Continue reading “Wellingborough Swimming Pool Predemolition Audit”

Toyota Motor Europe (TME)

Case study: Development of an assessment tool TME approached BRE to devise an environmental standard based on BREEAM to apply to all its Toyota retail units (or outlet).  There are over 3,000 outlets throughout Europe and, starting in 2009, all new builds and refurbishments will be subject to an independent environmental assessment, with their first … Continue reading “Toyota Motor Europe (TME)”