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BREEAM around the internet

by mel starrs on November 26, 2007

in BREEAM

I have BREEAM set as a key word in Google, Technorati, Topix, del.icio.us and Bloglines – if anyone writes BREEAM on the internet, I get notification of it (hey – you all know what a geek I am by now). Which is how I found this OT (off-topic) discussion on BREEAM at SingleTrack magazine. I like the guy’s opening gambit:

anyone know where i can get enough information to be be able to get the customer off my back?

Other gems I have discovered include Miller claiming BREEAM can make buildings 60% more expensive (WTF? ), 200 LEED Gold buildings in the US , a fascinating discussion on PVC windows in which BREEAM seems to be the enemy, an article in this month’s Building and Environment (subs only), my personal favourite from a Chinese blogger who believes “LEED works best in China not just because Americans are smart in business”, a manufacturer/supplier misunderstanding the scoring system for BREEAM Industrial , Green Globes (apparently an offshot of BREEAM, which I hadn’t heard before – I thought it was purly US based) trying to outdo LEED , BREEAM for Offices catching on in the Birmingham Grade A market and finally Dubai Maritime City is imposing BREEAM or LEED as standard.

Coverage is definitely increasing with time…

  • http://www.bovislendlease.com Andrew Kinsey

    “anyone know where i can get enough information to be be able to get the customer off my back?”

    I know how he feels!!

  • http://www.bovislendlease.com Andrew Kinsey

    “anyone know where i can get enough information to be be able to get the customer off my back?”

    I know how he feels!!

  • http://www.fairsnape.wordpress.com martin

    Mel – love the new look – reminds me its time to revamp my tired appearance…

    One comment though – black text doesn’t show on blue background too well – or at all!

    Keep going …

  • http://www.fairsnape.wordpress.com martin

    Mel – love the new look – reminds me its time to revamp my tired appearance…

    One comment though – black text doesn’t show on blue background too well – or at all!

    Keep going …

  • http://www.fairsnape.wordpress.com martin

    On a topic related note …BREAM and LEED tend to be taking off in all directions – much as the EFQM did 5 or so years ago – can this be a good thing or is it a watering down of a good original concept?

    We are seeing more and more targets being set to achieve BREAM Excellent for this or that sector, yet for the construction and fm sectors this means very little, so is ignored.

    Even with the more eco aware construction organisations , their contribution to the whole process is sometimes seen as too limited, (patronising maybe?) ie around waste, transport etc, rather than making real contribution to the environmental life cycle of the facility, so again drops quickly to the bottom of the to do lists.

  • http://www.fairsnape.wordpress.com martin

    On a topic related note …BREAM and LEED tend to be taking off in all directions – much as the EFQM did 5 or so years ago – can this be a good thing or is it a watering down of a good original concept?

    We are seeing more and more targets being set to achieve BREAM Excellent for this or that sector, yet for the construction and fm sectors this means very little, so is ignored.

    Even with the more eco aware construction organisations , their contribution to the whole process is sometimes seen as too limited, (patronising maybe?) ie around waste, transport etc, rather than making real contribution to the environmental life cycle of the facility, so again drops quickly to the bottom of the to do lists.

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  • http://www.zerochampion.com Phil Clark

    Mel,
    Also like your makeover.
    I’ve just posted on the potential of a global standard to supersede BREEAM and LEED. Any thoughts?
    All the best.

  • http://www.zerochampion.com Phil Clark

    Mel,
    Also like your makeover.
    I’ve just posted on the potential of a global standard to supersede BREEAM and LEED. Any thoughts?
    All the best.