Eric Pickles announces conclusion to Housing Standards Review

BRE reviews the statement from the Secretary of State in light of its implications on the Code for Sustainable Homes and shows how its recently launched voluntary standard – the Home Quality Mark – will fit within the new regulatory landscape. Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government. Eric Pickles, has announced the long awaited conclusion to … Continue reading “Eric Pickles announces conclusion to Housing Standards Review”

BRE is part of successful bid that aims to drive innovation in housing supply chain

BRE is part of consortium awarded a £22m grant from the Department of Business Innovation and Skills (BIS) to look at advanced manufacturing in the construction supply chain. The funding comes under the BIS Advanced Manufacturing Supply Chain Initiative (AMSCI) which aims to accelerate the delivery of homes, buildings and infrastructure across the UK at … Continue reading “BRE is part of successful bid that aims to drive innovation in housing supply chain”

BRE seeks solutions for improving the measurement of heat losses from solid wall homes

BRE is launching a competition to identify tools and technologies that can rapidly and accurately measure the heat losses from solid wall homes in the UK. There are over seven million solid wall homes in Great Britain that could benefit from insulation. Insulating these types of homes is one of the greatest challenges for energy … Continue reading “BRE seeks solutions for improving the measurement of heat losses from solid wall homes”

BRE Academy collaborates with Alpin Ltd to deliver BIM training in the Middle East

The BRE Academy, the leading provider of training for the built environment is pleased to announce a new collaboration with global sustainable built-asset consultancy Alpin (who worked on the Masdar city development). Part of the BRE Group with a heritage of conducting world leading science-based research for over 90 years, the BRE Academy applies this … Continue reading “BRE Academy collaborates with Alpin Ltd to deliver BIM training in the Middle East”

First paint products gain coveted independent environmental badge of quality

Three products from a leading UK paint manufacturer, Johnstone’s Trade, have been certificated to BRE Global’s Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) scheme in line with EN 15804 – the European standard for the sustainability of construction products. BRE Global’s certification mark represents quality and ensures that products have undergone a rigorous verification process. BRE Director of … Continue reading “First paint products gain coveted independent environmental badge of quality”

BRE and GRESB partner to promote sustainability in commercial real estate

BRE, the organisation responsible for the BREEAM green building certification scheme, has announced its partnership with GRESB, the leading global sustainability benchmark for real estate portfolios. Collaboration between the two global organisations will promote their shared goals of advancing transparency and sustainability performance in the real estate industry. BRE’s BREEAM family of schemes is used … Continue reading “BRE and GRESB partner to promote sustainability in commercial real estate”

BREEAM consults on new scheme for international refurbishment and fit-out projects

A draft of the latest in the BREEAM family of sustainability assessment schemes for buildings, BREEAM International Refurbishment and Fit-Out 2015, has been published for consultation. Launched on 10 March at the high profile international property show, MIPIM 2015 in Cannes, the consultation will close at midnight on 10 April 2015. The draft scheme document … Continue reading “BREEAM consults on new scheme for international refurbishment and fit-out projects”

World class sustainable buildings celebrated at the BREEAM Awards 2015

This press release is over six months old and the details may have been superseded. Please contact the Press Office for the latest information. Some of the best performing buildings assessed under sustainable buildings standard BREEAM were recognised at the annual BREEAM awards celebration hosted by TV architect Charlie Luxton in London last night. Now … Continue reading “World class sustainable buildings celebrated at the BREEAM Awards 2015”

Key future city challenges are tackled by BRE Trust research programme

The BRE Trust has issued a report on the results of its three year Future Cites research programme, created in recognition of the complex challenges facing urban development in the 21st century as the global population and urban migration continues to rise.   Involving over 20 research studies that addressed issues from the interoperability of … Continue reading “Key future city challenges are tackled by BRE Trust research programme”