25 Jun '14, 1pm

BRE launches free sustainable retrofit guidance for homes @CIH_Housing2014 #BREEAM

news from BRE published: 25/6/2014 BRE launches free sustainable retrofit guidance at Housing 2014 BRE has published two new, freely available publications that provide essential guidance for those in the housing retrofit market. ‘Sustainable Refurbishment of Domestic Buildings using BREEAM – a Practical Guide’ , is a simple guide to integrating sustainability into existing housing upgrades. It breaks down a home piece by piece to help professionals such as builders, architects and plumbers, address the elements of a home – from the walls and roof to the fittings and fixtures – using a holistic approach. For example, when upgrading the electrics the guide explains how to consider wider issues such as flood resilience, ease of access for the disabled and the use of energy efficient features. Or when undertaking an extension or major works to an external wall, how to conside...

Full article: http://www.breeam.org/newsdetails.jsp?id=990

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