Green Building Programs: Toward High Performance Facilities

October 21st, 2016|Categories: Media Coverage|

October 3, 2016 Original Post: Facility Executive by Facility Executive Staff Certifying sustainability milestones for facility design, construction, and operations can be an important tool for facility management executives. There is a wide range of green building programs to consider, and the programs pursued depend on the types of initiatives a facility team, along with its [...]

BREEAM USA – Interview with Barry Giles

August 22nd, 2016|Categories: Media Coverage|

August 18, 2016 Original Post: AEC Business Podcast by Aarni Heiskanen In this episode 52 of the AEC Business podcast I interview Barry Giles, CEO of BREEAM USA. We talk about BREEAM In-Use, a sustainability rating system for existing buildings. It has entered the American marketplace as a localized version, BREAAM USA In-Use. Here’s how BREEAM USA describes [...]

UK BREEAM green building standard coming across the pond to target US commercial sector

August 9th, 2016|Categories: Media Coverage|

Original Article: UK BREEAM green building standard coming across the pond to target US commercial sector by Kim Slowey   Dive Brief: The U.K. green building standard BREEAM (Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Methodology) has landed in the U.S., and proponents are touting it as a cost-effective alternative to the U.S.-based LEED standard, according to GreenBiz. BREEAM officials are [...]

BREEAM swims into the US market

August 9th, 2016|Categories: Media Coverage|

Original Article: BREEAM swims into the US market by Staff Writer The Bloc will be the first development to go for BREEAM USA. 9 August 2016 In brief: The US Green Building Council’s LEED tool may have some stiff competition, with the UK’s main building sustainability rating, BREEAM, officially launching in the US with the release of a technical [...]

BREEAM, a respected green building certification, migrates to U.S.

August 8th, 2016|Categories: Media Coverage|

Original Article: BREEAM, a respected green building certification, migrates to U.S. by Heather Clancy When it comes to green building labels, Energy Star and LEED have plenty of name recognition in the United States. Now, real estate managers have another system to consider as an alternative for proving a property’s energy efficiency and sustainable operating credentials.The 25-year-old BREEAM methodology, [...]

Sustainability and commercial property: what you need to know about BREEAM

August 6th, 2016|Categories: Media Coverage|

Original Article: Sustainability and commercial property: what you need to know about BREEAM by Melanie Luff UK-based sustainability scheme BREEAM is crossing the Atlantic with an appeal to building owners who see existing certifications as “cumbersome, expensive” and “impossible to achieve." America’s history of using local and renewable resources for buildings spans millennia, according to the Environmental Protection Agency [...]

BREEAM issues technical manual for U.S. green building market

August 5th, 2016|Categories: Media Coverage|

Original Article: BREEAM issues technical manual for U.S. green building market by Jessica Lyons HardcastleBREEAM issues technical manual for U.S. green building market Aug. 8, 2016 iStock photo BREEAM, the leading UK green-building rating system, arrived in the United States less than two months ago. Now it has issued a technical manual for BREEAM USA In-Use, tailored specifically to the U.S. marketplace. The new standard, reports [...]

BuildingWise and BRE: Partnership Bringing Sustainability Assessment Method to American Market

June 15th, 2016|Categories: Media Coverage|

Original Article: BuildingWise and BRE: Partnership Bringing Sustainability Assessment Method to American Market by Staff Writer San Francisco — June 8, 2016 — BuildingWise, the award-winning U.S.-based LEED-certification consultancy, and BRE, an authority on all aspects of the built environment, announced their new partnership. The collaboration allows BuildingWise and BRE to bring BREEAM — the Building Research Establishment Environmental [...]

BREEAM Certification to Share Green Market with LEED in U.S.

June 15th, 2016|Categories: Media Coverage|

Original Article: BREEAM Certification to Share Green Market with LEED in U.S. by Aja HannahThe BLOC in Los Angeles is the first building in the U.S. to engage in the BREEAM In-Use assessment. Photo Credit: Courtesy of ARTÉMIA Communications Inc.SAN FRANCISCO — The Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Methodology (BREEAM), the UK’s leading green-building rating system for 24 years, [...]

BREEAM Enters U.S. To Compete with LEED

June 14th, 2016|Categories: Media Coverage|

Original Article: BREEAM Enters U.S. To Compete with LEED by Pickup from Environmental Leader In the last 24 years, the international Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Methodology, BREEAM, has been hard at work certifying buildings. It has completed more than 542,868 certifications and has more than 2.2 million registered buildings in 77 countries. Now BREEAM is entering the U.S. [...]

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