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Why Choose BREEAM?

April 20th, 2017|Categories: BREEAM USA Blog|

By Barry Giles Up until the last few years, there have been few options for Class B and C buildings to cost-effectively benchmark and certify buildings using available green building rating systems. Since then, quite a few new programs have entered the American green building market. BREEAM is one of those programs. However, BREEAM is not [...]

BREEAM – Why choose BREEAM?

April 15th, 2017|Categories: webinar|

BREEAM - Why choose BREEAM? In March of this year, BREEAM USA certified its first asset, The Oaks Mall in Thousand Oaks, CA. Since then, we have received numerous questions about the BREEAM USA In-Use program. In this webinar we address some of those questions, such as: Why choose BREEAM In-Use over other rating systems? How is BREEAM In-Use [...]

How BREEAM Produces Comprehensive Benchmarking in Record Time

April 1st, 2017|Categories: BREEAM USA Blog|

By Barry Giles Benchmarking existing buildings can be complex, especially in today’s marketplace with more and more options becoming available. It is hard to decide between a free energy standard or something with depth and a higher price point. Some programs may involve a long-term contract and results that take months to report. Long-term contracts do [...]

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The Sustainable Value of BREEAM

March 21st, 2017|Categories: BREEAM USA Blog|

By Barry Giles When BREEAM was first created in 1990 it was developed as a way to build sustainable new construction. It worked so well, all other green building rating systems were modeled on the original BREEAM system. Yet new construction is just a tiny percentage of the entire built environment, and every newly constructed building [...]

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Why the Research Behind BREEAM Works

March 15th, 2017|Categories: BREEAM USA Blog|

By Barry Giles BREEAM, the original green building rating system, was created by the Building Research Establishment (BRE) in 1990. First established in 1921, BRE is a world-leading, multi-disciplinary building science center carrying out its mission to improve the built environment. BRE leverages cutting-edge research to develop a range of services and standards used around the [...]

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BREEAM – The First BREEAM USA Certification

March 14th, 2017|Categories: webinar|

BREEAM – The First BREEAM USA Certification In this webinar we have big news to share: The Oaks Shopping Center in Thousand Oaks, CA is the first BREEAM USA In-Use certification. During this webinar, we feature a panel of key stakeholders involved with the first BREEAM In-Use certification, including: Jeff Bedell, VP Sustainability for Macerich (owner); [...]

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Ultra-Energy-Efficient Windows are on the Horizon

March 10th, 2017|Categories: Media Coverage|

Windows guru Stephen E. Selko-witz is on a new campaign to usher to market super-energy-efficient insulated-glazing units. His brainchild is a thin triple-glazed unit that can double the insulation value of a retrofitted double-glazed unit without changing its bulk or weight. The “thin triple” retooling is based on off-the-shelf products and does not alter a double-glazed [...]

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BREEAM for Existing Buildings: The British are Coming

March 10th, 2017|Categories: Media Coverage|

BRE Global Ltd., the 97 year old Great Britain based world’s leading authority on all aspects of the built environment (.. it all started with fire testing for homes), with over 2,247,696 BREEAM registered buildings across 77 countries in its sustainability assessment method, will before the end of the year award its first BREEAM In-Use certification [...]

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Better energy benchmarking could save multifamily buildings $3.4B annually

March 10th, 2017|Categories: Media Coverage|

November 8, 2016 Original Post: Shalina Chatlani by Construction Drive Dive Brief: Improving the energy performance of U.S. multifamily buildings — nearly 18.5 million households — could save $3.4 billion, but better building performance data capture is needed, according to a new report from the Institute for Market Transformation. According to the IMT, building owners and managers typically [...]

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Energy Efficiency Goes Hand in Hand with Renewable Certification Efforts

March 10th, 2017|Categories: Media Coverage|

November 30, 2016 by Carl Weinschenk Positive reinforcement — along with constructive criticism, usable suggestions and guidance — is important to energy managers implementing building management tools aimed at creating more environmentally sound structures and facilities. Codes from the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) and other standards-settings bodies and the increasing number [...]

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