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October 2014

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.


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.


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.


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.


Redevco celebrates BREEAM success at Expo Real

One of Europe’s leading retail property investors, Redevco, is celebrating the award of BREEAM certificates for more than thirty buildings at the international property trade fair Expo Real in Munich today.


BRE appoints new Chief Scientist and Engineer

Building science centre BRE appoints University College London Professor of Engineering Systems Jeremy Watson to lead on its built environment research programme.