breeam Articles

  • BREEAM Case study

    Background In response to a growing population, Peterborough City Council has undertaken a school places expansion programme. As part of this, the new 420 place Welland Primary School was constructed on the site of a previous primary school. The new school has double the capacity of the previous school, with two form entry, and includes 14 classrooms, hall space, and new sports and ...


    By Sound Research Laboratories

  • The next wave of sustainable planning: green neighbourhood assessment systems

    Since the 1970s, seeking solutions for global environmental problems have been on the agenda of both national and international debates where quantifying and measuring 'sustainability' have been an emerging foci. Within this perspective, analysis of areas through new methods and measurable parameters is among recent research fields in both academia and practice. To this end, in the literature, ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Greenwich Peninsula Regeneration Area

    Biodiverse Green Roof awarded ‘excellent’ BREEAM rating Lend Lease commissioned BritishFlora to install a biodiverse greenroof on a prestigious building in the Greenwich Peninsula Regeneration Area. BritishFlora supplied and installed over 40 species of British Native wildflowers, a diverse wildflower blanket and rockery areas to provide suitable habitat for ...


    By BritishFlora

  • Case Study - WE-EF

    Lighting the way to EPD success WE-EF used LCA and EPDs to quantify, document and communicate the environmental impacts of their products. In modern industry and business, transparency and disclosure are mandatory. All major green building schemes – LEED, GreenStar, DGNB, BREEAM – have implemented systems ...


    By thinkstep

  • EPD 2.0 – Pathway to product innovation

    Building products manufacturers increasingly use LCA based information for their environmental communication. This is because ISO 14025 based Environmental Product Declarations (EPD) provide an ideal format and verification structure to deliver objective, transparent information. The EPDs themselves are used both in marketing and communication and in building assessment schemes (e.g. DGBN, LEED, ...


    By thinkstep

  • Reducing and recycling plasterboard waste on a site where space is a constraint

    Developments in major city centres can often have space constraints, which limit the space available for material delivery, on site construction and waste collection. Due to the location there can also be increased demands forefficient transportation of materials and waste.  Early consideration of plasterboard waste prevention, minimisation and management can contribute to efficient site ...

  • What are the benefits of using BIM to improve building performance and create a sustainable, energy efficient development fit for the 21st century?

    BIM (Building Information Modelling) is not just about 3D designs; it is about fully understanding a building model. This includes all ...


    By ENER-G

  • Xylem pumps chosen for the biggest shopping mall in the Nordic region - Case Study

    When the time came to select the pumps for the Mall of Scandinavia, high operational reliability and superior efficiency were two of the key parameters. Around 200 Xylem in-line pumps are now helping to handle the supply of heating, cooling and domestic hot water to all areas of the giant installation. Located in Stockholm, Solna, the Mall of Scandinavia is the biggest shopping centre in ...


    By LOWARA S.r.l.- a Xylem brand

  • Developing green waterfronts

    Developing, extending, reconfiguring and managing marinas to today’s high standards can be a complex matter requiring a wide range of design, technical and environmental input. To ensure a successful planning application, a sound design, legal compliance and good environmental balance have become a pre-requisites. To assist our clients, WSP Group and RGA Waterfront have teamed up to offer bespoke ...

  • Green Academy Installs ENER-G Sustainable Technologies

    Kent’s Longfield Academy will harness the natural power of the sun and earth to give the academy full marks for renewable energy performance. The new academy building for 1150 students, due to open in June 2011, is combining ground source heat pumps, which harness solar energy absorbed by the earth, with solar thermal technology to maximise renewable energy efficiency.   By working in ...


    By ENER-G

  • Sustainable Building 2010 - Becoming a supplier to Masdar City

    Becoming a supplier to Masdar City Are you interested in supplying products in the construction and operation of Masdar City? In order for Masdar City to reach its ambitious goals of being one of the world’s most sustainable urban developments, Masdar City encourages suppliers to find out the carbon footprint for the products they sell and ...


    By thinkstep

  • Case study - Synapsys - Making a splash in energy excellence

    Synapsys makes a splash in energy excellence Synapsys, UK leader in developing and supplying innovative communication interfaces for the built environment, is at the high-tech heart of a low carbon leisure centre building which has received a top accreditation for energy saving and attracted half a million visitors in its first year. The £7million new Wolverton Leisure ...

  • Breaking the `vicious circle of blame`

    In the early 1990s, organisations globally sprouted up to codify sustainable real estate best practices. In the late 1990s, these governmental, non-profit and for-profit organizations signalled hope that sustainable real estate would soon be “business as usual” when they launched their respective green building rating systems, such as the UK’s BREEAM (1993/1998), France’s H.Q.E. (1999), and North ...


    By Momentum Bay Associates LP

  • Stocking Your Green Building Toolkit

    1. Introduction Designing, constructing and operating environmentally friendly buildings can be a lot more complex than it seems, especially when it comes to materials selection. We would all like simple measures or rules of thumb that would make the selection process easy, but they are hard to come by, if they exist at all. The reality is that we are constantly forced into a balancing act, ...

  • Building Experience: Energy Efficient Buildings

    Issue: The development of large commercial, governmental and even residential buildings which take advantage of energy efficient design and incorporate on-site renewable energy sources could have a major impact on achieving and maintaining Kyoto targets on reducing carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions in the future. Although demonstration sites across Europe have been built, the lessons learnt in their ...


  • Green Buildings: Economics and Policies

    Introduction Green building has received increased attention over the past decade from both environmental economists and policymakers. While there is no single definition of “green buildings” or its related policy, researchers and organizations tend to emphasize resource efficiency in building and reducing the impacts of buildings on human health and the environment. ...


    By Oxford Journals

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