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BREEAM Awards Finally Being Called Out

A celebration of all the different aspects of sustainability in buildings is being set under way as a result of the nominations that have finally been called out. With potential winners of the coveted BREEAM Award to be revealed on the 7th March of this year, the potential entrees range

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BDC 317 : Jun 2024

Gavin Dunn

Gavin Dunn Appointed as CEO of Chartered Association of Building Engineers

The Chartered Association of Building Engineers, or CABE, has announced that they have appointed Dr. Gavin Dunn as Chief Executive Officer. Gavin will be taking over the role formally in April 2018 when the current CEO of CABE, Dr. John Hooper, retires. Gavin has been a member of CABE since 1999 before being appointed to the board in 2014. Gavin is currently the Executive Director at BRE a role that sees his in charge of the global operation an and strategic development of the organisation’s Building Performance business. In order to take over as the CEO for CABE, Gavin will be stepping down from his current position, however he will maintain his positions on the Building Regulations Advisory Committee for the UK Government and the European Board of GRESB, which is a Dutch company that works to assess the ESG performance of real estate assets and investments around the world. CABE was first formed in 1925 as the Incorporated Association of Architects and Surveyors. The association is a leading body for professionals that specialise in design, construction, evaluation and the maintenance of buildings. CABE have members that practice across the UK, mainland Europe and around the world in both the private and public sectors. The Association also offers the main qualification of Building Engineer which reflects the expertise of its members. In his new role as CEO of CABE, Gavin will be given the perfect opportunity to raise the profile of the organisation in order to increase its influence with the industry and the Government and have an impact on policy and standards. Gavin will also be in charge of promoting the various different unique roles that the CABE members have in creating better buildings as well as safer and healthier communities in order to improve the environment and economy in order to help the Association to expand their international presence.

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BREEAM Awards Finally Being Called Out

A celebration of all the different aspects of sustainability in buildings is being set under way as a result of the nominations that have finally been called out. With potential winners of the coveted BREEAM Award to be revealed on the 7th March of this year, the potential entrees range from countries ranging all the way from France to China. Covering aspects of all different kinds of sustainability including interior design, customer feedback, as well as areas of health and private tenancies, etc, BREEAM winners could range from an exceptionally well sustained retail outlet to a pristine clean hospital. Mister Gavin Dunn of BRE stresses the inspirational qualities the award engenders within its prizes and nominations in encouraging businesses, companies and enterprises from all around the globe to think about the sustainability and environmental impact of their activities, and how this can be changed for the better. Last year’s winner was an office space environment of 40,000 square meters known as The Edge and Mister Edwin van Eeckhoven mentioned the “invaluable exposure” that such awards as BREEAM can result in. And there are a huge number of awards that businesses can compete for, with BREEAM itself commissioning over 550,000 different certificates of achievement around the globe. In addition to this, a grand total of 2.2 million different sites were noted for investigation by BREEAM, which has been in place for 26 years and is now looking forward to welcoming the new award winners in March in two months’ time. Innovation is clearly the greatest asset that BREEAM targets and it is through the organization of such awards as these that firms can be encouraged to becoming more sustainable both to themselves and to the rest of the world. With a variety of different awards companies are liable to win, as well as long-term advice and resolutions on how to do better for the runners-up, such competitions as the BREEAM Awards ought to be encouraged and sought after by firms around the rest of the world.

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