Issue 10, February 2014

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Building of the month
Lely Campus in Maassluis

On 30 January Queen Máxima of the Netherlands officially opened the international head office of the Lely Group (a worldwide market leader in dairy farm automation) in Maasluis, a city near Rotterdam. Designed by ConsortArchitects and constructed by Dura Vermeer, the building has been awarded a BREEAM-NL Outstanding rating. Read more

2014 BREEAM Awards at Ecobuild on 4 March

This year the BREEAM Award winners are being selected from short-lists of the five highest scoring buildings in each award category, by a panel of eminent industry judges. Read more and vote in the new Your BREEAM Award

Changes to SMARTWaste

This year brings changes to SMARTWaste with the current free SMARTWaste Plan stopping on the 16 March 2014. Current users are being offered an exclusive deal to join the SMARTWaste membership scheme and continue to make full use of the scheme. Read more

BREEAM UK New construction 2011 update to 2014 version

After nine months of industry consultation and development, BRE will publish the draft 2014 version of the BREEAM UK New Construction scheme. Read more

Come and see us at Ecobuild

BRE is the lead research and innovation partner for Ecobuild2014, on 4-6 March 2014. Visit us at stand N1530/31 to meet the experts and discuss that latest on BREEAM, MCS and much more. Read more

MCS certificated pitched roof mounting kit become mandatory

Using MCS certificated pitched roof mounting kits will be mandatory for MCS PV and solar thermal installations on pitched roofs from 31 March 2014. BRE Global is accredited for certifying products to MCS 012 – call 0333 321 88 11 or e-mail

Call for manufacturers to join solid wall retrofit project

Manufactuers and installers of innovative products and systems are being invited to participate in research into the effective and economic retrofitting of insulation in 1950s solid wall concrete homes. Read more and complete PQQ.

Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS) document updated

Four microgeneration product MCS documents and seven installer scheme documents were updated in December 2013. Read more

Bricks leads the way

The Brick Development Association’s (BDA) generic brick is the first construction industry product to be verified under BRE Global’s recently launched EN15804 Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) scheme. Read more

Showcase of retrofit products and projects

The Centre of Refurbishment Excellence (CoRE) is showcasing the best retrofit products and projects as part of its Festival of Retrofit, which runs from February until April. Read more

ISA welcomes Qatar GBC as a strategic member

The Qatar Green Building Council (GBC) is the latest organisation to join ISA, the global networking organisation dedicated to improving the sustainability of real estate through benchmarking. Read more

Training & Events
Training at CoRE

BIM AP (Accredited Professional) training on 18-19 February – Read more
BREEAM Accredited Professional training and examination on 4 March – Read more
BREEAM 2011 UK New Construction Assessor training on 11-13 March – Read more
Passivhaus Introduction and Workshop on 15 April – Read more

Environmental Impact & Cost Analysis Workshop

11-12 February
25-26 March
BRE Watford

IMPACT is a toolset that allows construction professionals to optimise the sustainability of their building designs. Read more

Achieving effective and energy efficient retail lighting

12 February
BRE Watford

One day lighting conference and exhibition with complimentary copy of the new BRE Guide, The essential guide to retail lighting. Read more

European Environmental Product Declarations (EPD) and EN 15804

27 February
BRE Watford

Free awareness event providing the background to EN 15804 and how EPD can be used to design better buildings. Read more


4-6 March
ExCel, London

The world’s leading event for sustainable design, construction, energy and the built environment. Read more

Flooding Conference: Britain under water

20 March
BRE Watford

This event will update delegates on the latest in flood resilience policy, practice and research. Read more

BREEAM training

Click here for full details of events and training programmes. Read more

Greener homes for Redbridge: sustainable refurbishment of 19 dwellings
Analysis of the costs and benefits for each dwelling, the implications for the Green Deal and the lessons learned on undertaking large-scale sustainable refurbishment.
Reducing thermal bridging at junctions when designing and installing solid wall insulation
Advice on reducing thermal bridging effects, maximising reductions in carbon dioxide emission and minimising the risk of condensation. More
For more news

BRE: Peter Bonfield appointed to lead food procurement initiative. More

Building4Change: Oyster shell design for Tidal Lagoon visitor centre.  More

Technology4Change: World's largest solar-powered bridge opens in London. More

Red Book News: Research reveals the benefits of warehouse sprinklers. More

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

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