BREEAM News

  • BREEAM Approves SCS Indoor Advantage Gold Certification Program for Indoor Air Quality Credits

    BREEAM, the internationally recognized environmental assessment method and rating system for buildings, has approved certification under the SCS Indoor Advantage Gold program as eligible for credits under BREEAM’s indoor air quality requirements. Indoor Advantage Gold certification ...


    By SCS Global Services

  • EIB building upgraded to “Excellent” for its green credentials

    The EIB’s new East building which received the rating “Very good” from BREEAM for its design has gone through a post-construction assessment in 2009 and has been granted the ranking “Excellent”. From the outset of the project, the EIB decided to put environmental considerations at the forefront of the construction of its new building. As such, the Bank chose to present the building to BREEAM, the ...

  • EIB building upgraded to “Excellent” for its green credentials

    The EIB’s new East building which received the rating “Very good” from BREEAM for its design has gone through a post-construction assessment in 2009 and has been granted the ranking “Excellent”. From the outset of the project, the EIB decided to put environmental considerations at the forefront of the construction of its new building. As such, the Bank chose to present the building to BREEAM, the ...

  • Kingspan TEK and OPTIM-R Achieve BES 6001

    Kingspan Insulation's TEK and OPTIM-R product ranges became the first in their respective classes to achieve ‘Very Good’ BES 6001: Responsible Sourcing of Construction Products certification. The certificate covers all Kingspan OPTIM-R products manufactured at Kingspan Insulation’s Herefordshire site and Kingspan TEK panels produced at the firm’s facility in ...


    By Kingspan Water & Energy

  • NIB NORDIC INVESTMENT BANK : NIB funds NCC green building in Finland and Sweden

    The Nordic Investment Bank (NIB) has signed a SEK 500 million (EUR 55 million) loan agreement with NCC Treasury AB for financing two energy-efficient office buildings in Finland and Sweden. The 7-year-maturity loan has been provided to build two multi-tenant office buildings, one located in Helsinki and another in ...


    By Thomson Reuters

  • Creative City Spotlight – Amsterdam

    Originally a small fishing village, Amsterdam has grown to become an innovative city. Today it is undergoing significant regeneration. Considered to be an alpha world city by leading academic think tank, Globalisation and World Cities Research Network, inventive and energy efficient construction has become a feature of the Dutch capital. ...


    By Kingspan Water & Energy

  • New research challenges the perception that sustainability costs

    New research challenges the perception that sustainable buildings are necessarily more costly to construct, by presenting the actual costs and savings associated with a wide range of sustainable building strategies. The research team from Sweett Group, a global provider of professional services for the construction and management of building and infrastructure ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Congress of Energy-Efficient Construction and Building Certification during the RENEXPO Poland in Warsaw

    City Brand Energia Odnawialna and REECO Poland Sp. z o.o. would like to invite to the ”Congress of energy-efficient construction and buildings certification”. The second edition of the event will be held in Warsaw on October 21,2016 during the 6th International Trade Fair for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency ‘RENEXPO Poland 2016’. For several years now Poland has ...


    By REECO GmbH

  • UK construction industry to get US-style reuse centres

    American-style construction material reuse centres will be launched in the UK with the opening of ReIY Centres in spring 2009. The first pilot centres, which will be in Wirral, Waltham Forest and Tees Valley, have been set up to save builders and the public money by reducing construction waste. They will act as a hub for collecting unwanted building materials, which can then be sold onto the ...

  • GREEN OFFICE ATTAINS HIGHEST EVER BREEAM RATING

    Fläkt Woods has helped to meet the exacting ventilation demands of Britain’s greenest building, the Innovate Green Office, Leeds, which has attained outstanding environmental credentials including the accolade of the building with the highest ever BREEAM score. Working for the Nottingham & Ossett based M&E contractor, Goodmarriott & Hursthouse Ltd, Fläkt Woods has supplied mounted ...


    By Flakt Woods Group SA

  • SWECO confirmed as low carbon leader

    The NCE100 awards are the most prestigious and competitive of their kind in the sector and serve as an independent benchmark for engineering excellence, recognising the most forward-thinking and innovative firms in the industry. Sweco scooped the Low Carbon Leader Award at a ceremony in London for its work on successfully implementing a new carbon reduction methodology across the Renfrewshire ...


    By Sweco

  • Official opening of Imtech Green Building in Eindhoven, one of the Top 3 green buildings in the Netherlands

    Gouda - Imtech N.V. (IM-AE, technical services provider in Europe) announces that Mayor Rob van Gijzel from Eindhoven will officially open the Imtech Green Building in Eindhoven this afternoon. This office has been deemed objectively as one of the greenest buildings ...


    By Royal Imtech N.V

  • Travelling Through Time With Kingspan TEK

    The Kingspan TEK Building System and Kingspan TEK Cladding Panel have been installed as part of the new Seaton Jurassic visitor centre in Devonshire, forming the gateway to the region’s historic Jurassic Coast. ...


    By Kingspan Water & Energy

  • Aquilar releases AquiTron AT-MGS-400 Gas Detection Series

    Aquilar are pleased to announce the release of the all-new AquiTron AT-MGS-400 series of Gas Detection sensor and control panels. The AT-MGS-400 series is a complete leak detection solution and has been designed specifically for safety compliance (BS EN378, BREEAM Pol 01 & ASHRAE 15) in air conditioning and refrigeration applications (machinery rooms, chillers, cold storage, walk-in ...


    By Aquilar Ltd

  • Green building certification market to grow

    Green building certification programs are becoming increasingly important tools to verify that a building meets a set of "green" criteria including energy efficiency, sustainable materials selection, site location, and indoor environmental quality. In addition to their environmental benefits, certified green buildings can sometimes command higher property values and rents, and green building ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • TOMRA Sorting Solutions and Prologis Open New Production and Distribution Facility in Bratislava, Slovakia

    TOMRA Sorting Solutions and Prologis, Inc., the global leader in industrial real estate, celebrated the grand opening of a 12,600 square metre, BREEAM-certified, build-to-suit facility in Slovakia that is fully customized to accommodate TOMRA’s production and distribution requirements. The grand opening at Prologis Park Bratislava, was marked by an official ribbon-cutting ceremony ...


    By TOMRA Sorting GmbH

  • Derby’s Castleward exceeds recycling targets

    Compendium Living (a joint venture between Lovell and the Riverside Group), the developer behind Derby's £100 million Castleward redevelopment, is leading the way in sustainability by recycling 96% of the waste generated during the building process – well above the 90% target set for the project. The firm is using recycled materials in the construction of phase one, with ...


    By Morgan Sindall

  • Siemens Sustainable Cities Initiative Achieves Major Green Building Awards

    The project, a Sustainable Cities Initiative by Siemens, has also just won the British Council for Offices Innovation Award for its significant innovation in sustainability. The Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method (BREEAM) is the world’s leading design and assessment method for sustainable buildings setting standards for best practice in sustainable ...


    By Climate Action

  • Incurvo, an intelligent buildings company, launches in London

    Incurvo launches with it’s own sustainability methodology to improve the energy performance of buildings, with a strong focus on human comfort and return on investment. Incurvo uses building automation as the main method of improving building energy usage and user experience, and sources the market for optimisation products in order to provide a realistic return on investment and payback. ...


    By Incurvo

  • Norwegian prime minister praises TOMRA Sorting Solutions’ €10m manufacturing facility in Senec, Slovakia

    Norway’s Prime Minister, Erna Solberg, has expressed her admiration for TOMRA Sorting Solutions’ purpose-built 12,600 sq m state-of-the art manufacturing and distribution facility after visiting it at the Prologis Park Bratislava in Senec, Slovakia. The Prime Minister was accompanied at the facility by the Ambassador of the Slovakian Embassy in Norway, František ...


    By TOMRA Sorting GmbH

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