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Issue 13, August 2014

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BREEAM UK Refurbishment and Fit-Out - your chance to comment

After two years of extensive industry consultation, development and piloting, the draft 2014 version of the BREEAM UK Refurbishment and Fit-Out scheme has now been published. The closing date for comments is 29 August. Read more

ETV scheme due for launch

BRE Global’s Environmental Technology Verification (ETV) scheme will be officially launched shortly, pending completion of its UKAS accreditation process. The scheme will offer a recognised route for eco-innovators to get independent confirmation of new technology performance.  Read more

Actual costs and payback for sustainable building strategies

Just published, Delivering sustainable buildings: Savings and payback (FB 63), presents the actual costs and payback of a range of sustainable building strategies in BREEAM assessed buildings. Read more

BIM Level 2 Business Certification Scheme launched

BRE Global has launched a scheme to help businesses demonstrate that they have the policies and procedures required to deliver BIM (building information modelling) Level 2 in line with government policy. Read more

New role of Director of Environmental Markets created at BRE

With environmental markets identified as a high growth area, the new Director Jane Durney - formerly Chief Executive at Hertfordshire and Middlesex Wildlife Trust - will develop a range of products and services that build on existing successes such as BREEAM. Read more

eTool’s life cycle assessment (LCA) app to become IMPACT compliant

Building LCA software provider eTool is integrating BRE’s LCA method IMPACT into its web-based building LCA app, eToolLCD. This will enable users to assess the embodied carbon and other impacts of their buildings. Read more

One BREEAM credit awarded to qualified and registered site sustainability managers

The BREEAM UK New construction 2014 scheme has introduced a BREEAM credit for using a qualified and registered BRE Academy site sustainability manager (SSM) on building projects. Read more

A BREEAM first in Beijing

BRE and China’s quality certification body, CQC, delivered the first Chinese BREEAM assessor and BREEAM accredited professional training course at the CQC headquarters in Beijing in July. Read more

Training & Events

BREEAM In-Use International and UK assessor training

12-13 August
BRE Watford

Two day assessor course for the BREEAM In-Use scheme which has been used to assess assets in more than 25 countries. Read more

New SMARTWaste Webinars

13 August
Online at 11am

Free online demonstration of the new SMARTWaste tool delivered by an experienced trainer to introduce the main features and benefits. Read more

BIM AP (Accredited Professional) training 

19-20 August
BRE Watford

Developed by the Avanti Partnership in collaboration with BRE, this initial course is part of a series of educational courses on the management aspects of Building Information Modelling (BIM). Read more

Site sustainability manager

20-21 August
BRE Watford

Vital skills and understanding to help close the gap between sustainable design and in-operation performance. Read more

BREEAM 2014 UK New Construction Assessor Training Course

26-28 August
BRE Watford

Four day course for new assessors, which incorporates all building types covered under the BREEAM New Construction 2014 scheme. The examination day takes place after the initial 3 day training course on 30 September. Read more

SMARTWaste training

10 September
BRE Watford

Training on how to use the web-based SMARTWaste tool, and to gain an understanding of Site Waste Management Plans (SWMPs) and best practice in construction waste management. Read more


26-27 November
Olympia, London

This free-to-attend exhibition showcases the technologies and the solutions that can protect and mitigate against flooding, storms and extreme temperatures. Read more

BREEAM training

For full details of events and training programmes on all aspects of the BREEAM schemes and built environment sustainability click here.

Recent publications

Making the most of renewable energy systems

A new BRE Digest (DG 531) describes the most popular renewable energy technologies included in the Microgeneration Certification Scheme. It will help anyone considering or responsible for small-scale renewable energy systems.  Read more

Installation of photovoltaic panels on existing flat roofs - some lessons learned

This Information Paper (IP 8/14) considers issues involved in installing PV systems on traditional asphalt flat roofs of existing buildings. It gives insights gained in carrying out the whole process, from planning through to commissioning, operation and maintenance. Read more

For More News

BRE: BRE Chief Executive launches public sector food procurement plan. More

Building4Change: Take lead on circular economy, government told. More

Technology4Change: Researchers create tough ultra-light foam.  More

Red Book News: New training course for first responders. More

Training courses: for details of training offered by the BRE Academy click here

BRE Bookshop: for full details of a vast range of construction and built environment publications visit

For details of the latest BRE Group and BREEAM training courses click here.

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