Eco Vida Homes Ethical Code of Practice

RICS Ethical Code

Eco Vida Homes is a “company of Chartered Surveyors” by way of the fact the John Wolfendale is a qualified RICS member. We are also architects, technical architects, and a contractor. John still carries out valuations and building surveys to RICS standards as an independent professional. Eco Vida Homes is therefore regulated ethically by theContinue reading

What is a Chartered Surveyor?

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The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors is the regulatory body based in London that governs 120,000 members worldwide who advise on all aspects of property development, investment, and management. Although it’s a British Institution you will find the most prominent and successful property advisory businesses across the world, New York, Madrid, and Tokyo are firmsContinue reading

Green Building Accreditation Systems Explained

Green Building Acreditation

There are many different organisations around the world who offer green building accreditations. These are independent rating systems that measure the building’s “green” credentials against closely defined criteria. The mains ones are Breeam (UK), Leed (USA), DGNB (Germany) and CASBEE (Japan). In Spain we use the Spanish version of the Green Building Council which isContinue reading