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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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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Green Building Certification for Every Building

March 10th, 2017|Categories: Media Coverage|

Newly launched BREEAM USA In-Use is the latest regional standard from the 97-year-old science-based company BRE, the grandfather of all green building rating systems in the world http://www.buildingenclosureonline.com/articles/86548-green-building-certification-for-every-building?v=preview

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European green-building model is heading to Colorado

March 10th, 2017|Categories: Media Coverage|

Like a lot of 27-year-olds, BREEAM is making its way to Denver. http://www.bizjournals.com/denver/news/2017/01/24/european-green-building-model-is-heading-to.html

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IWBI, BRE Announce Alignments Between WELL, BREEAM

November 29th, 2016|Categories: Media Coverage|

IWBI, BRE Announce Alignments Between WELL, BREEAM Green Building Standards Offering Mutual Credit Recognition London/San Francisco – Tuesday, November 29, 2016. The International WELL Building Institute™ (IWBI™) and BRE (Building Research Establishment) announced an agreement between the two organizations to pursue alignments between the WELL Building Standard™ (WELL) and BREEAM to make it easier for projects [...]

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