Category Archives: Green Guide

Why the scientific methodology behind BREEAM might not be good for CEEQUAL?

BRE have just announced that they have purchased CEEQUAL and will take over the running of the scheme.  CEEQUAL say “Over the next two years BRE will, with the involvement of the current CEEQUAL and BREEAM delivery teams and communities, … Continue reading

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Construction Products Europe WORKSHOP: EPD, THE CURRENT DEBATE & CHALLENGES

Construction Products Europe are holding a EPD workshop for members and their invited LCA experts in Brussels on 10th December and I’ll be there presenting on Benchmarking. For more information and to register, see http://www.construction-products.eu/news-events/events/events/workshop-epd-the-current-debate-challenges.aspx

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Launch of Construction Products Association Publication

I’ve been working on a publication with Jane Thornback, ‘A Guide to the Understanding of the Embodied Impact of Construction Products’, and we will be launching it next week – details below. Date:    Tuesday 13 March 2012 Venue: Building Centre, … Continue reading

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An overview of BRE Global’s Response to CEN/TC 350, and some questions…

BRE Global has recently published their approach to the new standard developed by CEN/TC 350, EN 15804, which sets overarching Product Category Rules for EPD. The full document was originally circulated to the Construction Products Association Sustainable Construction Committee in … Continue reading

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Crediting low impact materials – thoughts on the SKA Retail consultation

The RICS consultation on SKA Retail finishes today but the treatment of materials specification within SKA provides some interesting talking points.  The D19 Materials Specification asks that “at least 80% of the materials installed as part of the fit-out meet … Continue reading

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