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October 2014

WRBC Development's 52 Lime Street development achieves a BREEAM first

Courtesy Kohn Pederrsen FoxA new City of London office tower, 52 Lime Street, has been awarded the first-ever BREEAM UK New Construction 2014 certificate for building design. It has been awarded a BREEAM Excellent rating.

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BRE and China's top university to collaborate on built environment research

Building science centre BRE and China’s top university - Tsinghua in Beijing - have announced a programme of joint research on Green and Low Carbon Urbanisation that is designed to support the Chinese government’s priorities for sustainable development and air quality improvement.

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New BREEAM Refurbishment & Fit-Out scheme is launched

The latest in the BREEAM family of sustainability rating schemes was launched today at the property trade show, MIPIM, in London. BREEAM Refurbishment and Fit-Out 2014 has been developed by BRE Global to assess and improve the sustainability of UK building refurbishment and fit-out projects.

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Spanish scheme operators of BREEAM get national accreditation

The BREEAM national scheme operator in Spain ITG (Instituto Tecnológico de Galicia) has achieved accreditation from Spanish national accreditation organisation ENAC for the Commercial, Residential and In-Use BREEAM schemes it operates.

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Eric Pickles gives go ahead for BRE's sustainable housing development

Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government Eric Pickles, has granted outline planning permission for a 100 unit sustainable housing development on part of BRE’s headquarters site in Watford.

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BRE Trust confirms continued support for its University Centres of Excellence

The BRE Trust, the largest UK charity dedicated specifically to research and education in the built environment,announces it is set to continue its investment in Centres of Excellence at four UK-based universities as well as one in Brazil.

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