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BREEAM, Part L and my digital life

by Mel Starrs on February 19, 2012

in BREEAM, Me, elsewhere, Part L

I feel like I’ve been blogging quite a lot lately, but then I realised most of what I’ve written has been pubished in magazines and on other websites. So a quick update is due. This blogpost on “Defending BREEAM (again)” led to BD asking if I’d write the pro side of the Debate piece “Should […]

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BEAN – BREEAM what’s your opinion?

by Mel Starrs on February 16, 2012

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The latest BEAN (Building environmental assessment network, facilitated by BSRIA and made up of BSRIA members) meeting was entitled ‘BREEAM, what’s your opinion’. The slides are available here. Unfortunately, I didn’t manage to make it in person – some thoughts I gleaned from the presentations are below. Dave Cheshire links to the Target Zero project […]

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Defending BREEAM (again)

by Mel Starrs on February 1, 2012

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In ‘news’ that isn’t new (see my blogpost back in May), Micheal Gove is threatening to remove BREEAM for Schools as a mandatory funding requirement from the son of BSF. Why the industry has waited until 2 weeks before the announcement before making a kerfuffle over this, I don’t know. Anyway, UKGBC have written a […]

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BREEAM in Europe – Statistics

by Mel Starrs on July 25, 2011

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A great report from RICS called ‘Going for Green’ Sustainable Building Certifucation Statistics Europe – May 2011 (pdf, 9 pgs, 5.86MB!). There’s four case studies – one each for DGNB (German), BREEAM (UK), LEED (US) and HQE (France). My favourite piece of data comes from the really useful map I’ve shown above (click through and […]

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RIP BREEAM Gulf

by Mel Starrs on July 15, 2011

in BREEAM

Announced in April’s BREEAM Process Note: Effective from 1st May 2011 the BREEAM Gulf scheme has been withdrawn from operation. This means that we will no longer accept new registrations against BREEAM Gulf. All future assessments in the Gulf should use the BREEAM Bespoke International scheme. Any existing registration will be recognised and assessment certified […]

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Some thoughts on BREEAM at 21

by Mel Starrs on May 12, 2011

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So my last post seems to have opened up quite a can of worms! I’m going to concentrate on the BREEAM issues for now (though lots of good points raised in the comments which I am sure we will return to soon). Before I go any further, can I urge commenters to remember that if […]

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Data, data, data – BREEAM database now live

by Mel Starrs on March 29, 2011

in BREEAM

One of my wish list items for BREEAM 2011 was more data (actually it was BREEAM 2010 – what happened there then? We optimistically still thought BREEAM would be released in October to coincide with Part L 2010). I asked for: Ideally I would like to see a list of all BREEAM projects under each […]

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BREEAM 2011 – coming soon.

by Mel Starrs on February 7, 2011

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BREEAM 2011 is slated for issue in early March 2011 with the scheme going live in June 2011. As a precursor to the manual being issued (I suspect just after EcoBuild) a summary document was issued last week on the BREEAM website. Until the manual is out, it would be a little early to start […]

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This caught my eye a few weeks ago via the Less-En blog: Going forwards, the government has stated that they will not occupy any new accommodation with an EPC rating below C, regardless of whether it is newly developed or an existing building. Interestingly, many new buildings which have already achieved planning permission have an […]

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I noted in this post : “A building which had an EPC of 40 under Part L 2006, gaining an Excellent under BREEAM 2008, does not automatically pass Part L 2010 “ At the time it wasn’t clear what the transitional arrangements were going to be with regards to Part L, especially given that EPC’s are […]

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