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AEW, Cushman & Wakefield and BRE Announce First Certified Office Tower with BREEAM

October 3rd, 2018|Categories: Media Coverage|

San Francisco – Tuesday, October 2, 2018.  AEW Capital Management, LP, a leading global institutional real estate investment manager, and Cushman & Wakefield, one of the nation’s leading real estate management investment services providers, and BRE, an International building science center, today announced that Three Ballston Plaza is the first office tower in the US to [...]

BRE announces BREEAM In-Use standard for Multifamily Residential Properties

August 21st, 2018|Categories: Media Coverage|

BRE America piloting global approach for multifamily properties to benchmark operational performance with a cost-effective science-based tool. BRE announced the launch of an International pilot program using BREEAM In-Use with residential properties including multifamily. BRE America introduced BREEAM In-Use for existing buildings to the USA marketplace in 2016 and is spearheading the pilot to provide a [...]

How BREEAM Produces Comprehensive Benchmarking in Record Time

July 23rd, 2018|Categories: BREEAM USA Blog|

By Barry Giles Updated July 23, 2018 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 [...]

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. [...]

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