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How BREEAM Helps to Reduce CO2 Emissions

June 8th, 2017|Categories: BREEAM USA Blog|

Benchmark My Building Have a Coffee on Us By Barry Giles In recent days, big-name CEOs of large corporations have come out to support global efforts in reducing carbon – despite the lack of support from the U.S. Federal government. Many of them are already embracing the scientific [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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); [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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

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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