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Briefing Paper: Assessing Health and Well-being in Buildings

November 7th, 2017|Categories: Media Coverage|Tags: |

BRE America and the Center for Active Design (CfAD) are collaborating to enhance buildings to promote occupant well-being and support healthier communities. The two organizations announced their collaboration in November, 2017 with the aim to make it more efficient for clients and project teams to pursue both of their respective standards: BREEAM USA In-Use and Fitwel. [...]

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BREEAM USA and Fitwel Announce Alignment

November 7th, 2017|Categories: Media Coverage|Tags: |

BREEAM USA and Fitwel Announce Alignment to Promote Health and Environmental Outcomes within the Real Estate Industry . The two leading science-based building rating systems find common ground for users to apply for dual certifications, providing benefits for buildings and their occupants New York/San Francisco - Tuesday, November 7, 2017. The Center for Active Design (CfAD) [...]

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HOK and BREEAM USA Announce Partnership to Create a More Sustainable Built Environment

November 6th, 2017|Categories: Media Coverage|Tags: |

SAN FRANCISCO, CA—HOK and BREEAM USA have signed a one-year partnership agreement that will accelerate the use of the BREEAM In-Use standard across the United States. BREEAM USA introduced BREEAM In-Use for existing buildings to the U.S. market in 2016 to provide a science-based sustainable certification and improvement solution not covered by existing green building programs. [...]

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BEGlobal: Challenges and opportunities of being global

October 27th, 2017|Categories: Blogs, News|Tags: |

Being global is already a reality for millions of people. Since technological barriers have been removed and movement between countries has in many ways become easier, there are numerous people, men and women, who live and work outside their country of origin or permanent residence for shorter or longer periods of time. Within the built environment [...]

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Cycling for Healthcare Buildings in Myanmar – a project for Article 25 and the BRE Trust

October 27th, 2017|Categories: Blogs, BREEAM, BREEAM News, cycling, healthcare, myanmar, QSAND, sustainable buildings|Tags: |

In February this year, I got an email from a contact of BREEAM, Tom Dollard from PTE Architects, asking if I would be interested in taking on an exciting challenge. That challenge would be cycling 500 miles around Myanmar, whilst raising money for charity and undertaking building research in the healthcare sector. This presented a fantastic [...]

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Sweden Green Building Council launches BREEAM-SE 2017!

October 23rd, 2017|Categories: Blogs|Tags: |

I’d like to share the recent news from our National Scheme Operator in Sweden who have launched a new version of the BREEAM-SE manual. BRE would like to congratulate the Swedish Green Building Council on the launch of the BREEAM-SE 2017 scheme. BREEAM-SE New Construction 2017 replaces the existing BREEAM-SE 2013 scheme, based on BREEAM International [...]

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Health & Wellbeing: What are the Opportunities for the Property Sector?

October 19th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: |

As part of our engagement with clients, investors and developers across the UK, BRE is running a series of breakfast briefing events on key topics for the property world. Our first event, held at the Whitworth art gallery in Manchester, brought together representatives from a range of organisations from the Manchester area, property owners, developers, occupiers [...]

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HQM spotlight – Access and Space

July 20th, 2017|Categories: Blogs, Home Quality Mark, Research Partnerships|Tags: |

My name is David Maina and I work for BRE as a technical consultant in the Home Quality Mark (HQM) team. The HQM manual address a number of issues for new homes, which have been identified from research, learnings from previous housing stock issues and by engaging with industry. This is the first of a series [...]

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World first biophilic design research project connects buildings with nature

July 10th, 2017|Categories: Biophilic Design, BRE Trust, Design, Health & Wellbeing, Innovation, News, Publications, Research, Sustainability|Tags: |

A live office refurbishment will provide environmental and human data as evidence for positive health and wellbeing impacts on office occupants BRE has launched The Biophilic Office project – a ground-breaking office refurbishment project that will provide quantified evidence on the benefits of biophilic design on health, well-being and productivity of office occupants. The project centres [...]

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It all started with Johnnie

July 10th, 2017|Categories: Fire, Health and Safety, Publications|Tags: |

Tyres have been made from wood as well as leather,  iron and steel (wrapped around wooden wheels), and used on carts and wagons. The original spelling was ‘tire’, which comes from the French word tirer: to pull. Pneumatic tyres The first practical air-filled pneumatic tyre was made in 1888 by John Boyd Dunlop, a Scots-born vet, for his son [...]

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