21 Jun '14, 12pm

Green Building | BRE seeks views on new 'user-friendly' green rating system

Green Building | BRE seeks views on new 'user-friendly' green rating system

The organisation is inviting all those involved with the delivery of housing as well as consumers to have their say on what should be included in the standard. The announcement comes in the wake of the recent Department for Communities & Local Government Housing Standards Review (HSR) and subsequent proposed changes to the regulatory landscape. These include the dissolution of the Code for Sustainable Homes and the incorporation of some of its elements into the building regulations. Director of BREEAM Gavin Dunn said ‘We have our own ideas on the critical issues we need to address in future housing delivery – things like resilience to adverse and extreme weather: flooding, wind, overheating – mental and physical health & wellbeing of occupants, resource efficiency, increased biodiversity, low energy, water and maintenance costs and improved connectivity. It is essential th...

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