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November 2014

Researching the realities of responsible sourcing from overseas suppliers

A BRE Trust and industry funded research project is investigating the practical realities of responsibly sourcing construction materials from international supply chains.


Hundreds attend first national event on resilience

Over 350 people people from organisations across the UK gathered at building science centre BRE for the first international conference and exhibition on resilience.


Investigating false fire alarms as they happen

Research by a multi-agency partnership into the causes and frequency of false alarms from fire alarm systems in buildings, will lead to the development of proposed solutions to prevent their recurrence.


Redevco achieves sustainable transformation of C&A Zaandam - one of 28 BREEAM certificates at MAPIC

Leading retail property investor Redevco is celebrating the award of 28 BREEAM certificates at MAPIC, including one for the notable sustainable refurbishment of a new shopping icon in Zaandam, Netherlands.


Exemplary Shanghai housing development awarded BREEAM International 'very good' design certificate

Chinese state developer Franshion Properties has been awarded a BREEAM ‘very good’ design rating for its exemplar Jin Mao Palace housing development in heart of Shanghai. This growing use of BREEAM in China reflects the country’s increasing appetite to meet international standards for green buildings and comes hot on the heels of the recent landmark agreement between China and the US to significantly reduce their greenhouse gas emissions over the next three decades.


Launch of 'Glass Ship' a sustainability first for Italy

Nave de Vero, a new retail development near Venice, has become the first shopping centre in Italy to be awarded a BREEAM sustainability rating of Very Good.