Upholding environmental standards if there’s no Brexit deal

The government has issued guidance around the potential impact of a ‘no deal’ Brexit on environmental standards in the UK, affecting areas including waste, air quality, water, and protection of habitats and species. A large body of existing EU environmental law currently covers these areas and some of this legislation also delivers the UK’s commitments […]

New BREEAM standards to come into force

Revised BREEAM standards for newbuilds are set to be introduced next year following widespread consultation. The current BREEAM UK New Construction standard was launched in 2014 but as it judges developments against best practice guidelines, it was deemed appropriate to review and update it on a three to four year cycle. Changes in regulation and […]