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Why Choose BREEAM?

July 2nd, 2018|Categories: BREEAM USA Blog|

By Barry Giles Updated July 2, 2018 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. [...]

HOK Partners with BRE to Launch BREEAM New Construction Standard in USA

June 22nd, 2018|Categories: Media Coverage|

BRE offers U.S. market the leading green building standard that gives architects and designers greater control and flexibility for sustainability with new construction projects. New York—HOK and BRE today announced plans to Americanize the BREEAM New Construction standard for the U.S. marketplace. BRE expects to release BREEAM USA New Construction for public consultation in January 2019. [...]

Why Achieving BREEAM Certification is a Worthy Goal

June 11th, 2018|Categories: BREEAM USA Blog|

By Barry Giles Update June 18, 2018 The BREEAM standard for green building certification is still relatively new to America and naturally there have been a lot of questions about the program. We frequently hear a number of concerns: How solid is this new rating system? Why should my company risk using BREEAM? How does a [...]

The Sustainable Value of BREEAM

June 4th, 2018|Categories: BREEAM USA Blog|

By Barry Giles Updated June 4, 2018 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 [...]

The Science Behind BREEAM

May 13th, 2018|Categories: BREEAM USA Blog|

By Barry Giles Updated May 13, 2018 Though BREEAM may be new to you, it has been around longer than any other green building standard in the world. BREEAM was developed in 1990 at BRE headquarters in England as a new way to measure the environmental impact of buildings. Today, most [...]

Press Release: BREEAM USA Hires Distinguished Sustainability Trailblazer

January 5th, 2018|Categories: Media Coverage|

Derek Young brings over 20 years as a passionate professional to help optimize the performance of over 5.6 million existing buildings in the USA San Francisco - Tuesday, January 2, 2018. Today, BREEAM USA, a provider of the world’s most widely used green building rating system, announces that Derek Young has been hired as the company’s [...]

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. [...]

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) [...]

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. [...]

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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