Health and wellbeing impacts of lighting revealed in new BRE Trust report

Asking questions such as, ‘Can LEDs keep you awake at night and damage your brain?’ and ‘Can special lighting help people with dementia?’, an international team of research scientists has reviewed recent research into the effects of lighting on people. Several recent studies into the type, quality and patterns lighting in buildings have shown that … Continue reading “Health and wellbeing impacts of lighting revealed in new BRE Trust report”

BRE Takes Centre Stage at Official Launch of Scotland Hong Kong Centre for Carbon Innovation

On Thursday 30 July at the Hong Kong Science Park, Rufus Logan, Scottish Director of BRE, a world-leading building science centre, joined Sir Timothy O’Shea, Principal and Vice Chancellor of the University of Edinburgh and Nicola Sturgeon, as the First Minister for Scotland announced the official opening of the Scotland Hong Kong Centre for Carbon Innovation … Continue reading “BRE Takes Centre Stage at Official Launch of Scotland Hong Kong Centre for Carbon Innovation”

BRE takes on leading construction health and safety tool YellowJacket

Independent building science centre BRE has taken over responsibility of YellowJacket, the leading health and safety tool developed by Mace with a view to increasing its use in domestic and international markets. The tool currently has over 12,000 users working on a range of construction projects across the UK.   BRE already has a strong track record … Continue reading “BRE takes on leading construction health and safety tool YellowJacket”

BREEAM recognises three VOC schemes

BREEAM has approved the use of three third party certification schemes for the purpose of demonstrating compliance with the BREEAM criteria for ‘volatile organic compound (VOC) emission levels (products)’. The schemes and their operators are: SCS Global Services FloorScore® Indoor AdvantageTM Gold – Building Materials UL LLC GREENGUARD Certified/GREENGUARD Gold “This approval means that BREEAM … Continue reading “BREEAM recognises three VOC schemes”