Ratings system to focus on making existing U.S. commercial buildings more sustainable

June 10th, 2016|Categories: Media Coverage|

Original Article: Ratings system to focus on making existing U.S. commercial buildings more sustainable by Staff Writer A different sustainable approach to commercial planning and building is making its way to the United States.BuildingWise, an award-winning U.S.-based LEED certification consultancy, and BRE, a leading authority on the built environment, have partnered to bring BREEAM – the Building Research Establishment [...]

BREEAM USA Jolts Existing Buildings Market The forebear of all green building rating systems, LEED included, is arriving from the U.K. as an accessible alternative.

June 10th, 2016|Categories: Media Coverage|

The forebear of all green building rating systems, LEED included, is arriving from the U.K. as an accessible alternative.

One Way to Meet Energy Standards: Lower Them Commercial buildings account for nearly one-fifth of power consumption in the U.S. Now, a new green certification.

June 9th, 2016|Categories: Media Coverage|

Commercial buildings are notorious energy hogs, accounting for nearly one-fifth of U.S. energy consumption, according to the Environmental Protection Agency. Efforts to make them sustainable have proved more effective among developers of new buildings than the owners of older properties.

LEED certification too expensive? S.F. firm launches alternative green building program

June 8th, 2016|Categories: Media Coverage|

San Francisco consulting firm BuildingWise partnered with a British organization to launch a green building certification program for commercial buildings that the company says LEED fails to serve.

BREEAM Green Building Rating System Arrives in US

June 8th, 2016|Categories: Media Coverage|

BREEAM, the leading UK green-building rating system, has crossed the pond and is looking to take on its US counterpart LEED.

New program certifies the performance of existing buildings in the U.S. BREEAM USA, an offshoot of a program already in place in Europe, aims to ease the point of entry.

June 8th, 2016|Categories: Media Coverage|

BREEAM USA, an offshoot of a program already in place in Europe, aims to ease the point of entry. Original Article by John Caulfield, Senior Editor June 8, 2016 After more than two decades on the front lines of tracking and recognizing sustainable building practices, the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED green building and certification programs have become [...]

FM Alert: BREEAM Green Building Tool Arrives In U.S.

June 8th, 2016|Categories: Media Coverage|

BREEAM, the Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Methodology — a sustainability assessment method for master planning projects, infrastructure and buildings is introduced to the United States market today. BREEAM USA will be delivered through a partnership of BuildingWise, a US-based LEED certification consultancy and BRE, research, consultancy, training, testing and certification organizations delivering sustainability and innovation across the built environment and associated industries.

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