Raising the bar for quality in the solar PV industry

The latest expert guidance on designing, specifying, installing and maintaining grid-connected solar photovoltaic (PV) systems in the UK is now available from the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET). With expert technical input from the BRE National Solar Centre, the IET Code of Practice for Grid Connected Solar Photovoltaic Systems gives solar PV system designers … Continue reading “Raising the bar for quality in the solar PV industry”

BRE Scotland wins at Green Apple Awards

BRE’s Innovation Park in Ravenscraig scooped a top accolade at yesterday’s Green Apple Awards in Edinburgh which recognise, reward and promotes environmental best practice around the world. BRE, which is internationally renound as a world leading building science centre that generates new knowledge through research, beat off stiff competition to win the Gold Award in … Continue reading “BRE Scotland wins at Green Apple Awards”

Norwegian GBC celebrates its 5 year anniversary as BREEAM NOR grows in strength

Last week the Norwegian Green Building Council (NGBC) celebrated its 5 year anniversary, and the growth of BREEAM NOR, the Norway specific version of the international BREEAM sustainability assessment tool. She continued: “This is not because they have become environmental activists, but because building sustainably makes sense from a business perspective. Building sustainably has become … Continue reading “Norwegian GBC celebrates its 5 year anniversary as BREEAM NOR grows in strength”

BRE Academy and College of Estate Management partner on new e-learning programme

This press release is over six months old and the details may have been superseded. Please contact the Press Office for the latest information. BRE Academy and College of Estate Management partner on new e-learning programme Leading built environment training provider the BRE Academy, has announced a new partnership with the College of Estate Management … Continue reading “BRE Academy and College of Estate Management partner on new e-learning programme”

BREEAM extends coverage of recognised VOC schemes

This press release is over six months old and the details may have been superseded. Please contact the Press Office for the latest information. BREEAM has extended its recognition of third party certification schemes for the purpose of demonstrating compliance with the BREEAM criteria for ‘volatile organic compound (VOC) emission levels (products)’ with the approval … Continue reading “BREEAM extends coverage of recognised VOC schemes”

New housing concept delivers on cost, quality and sustainability and cuts construction time in half

This press release is over six months old and the details may have been superseded. Please contact the Press Office for the latest information. Housing decision-makers across the UK will be able to explore the affordable, energy-efficient, quick to build volumetric housing solutions brought to market by Üserhuus AG and Tigh Grian Ltd at the … Continue reading “New housing concept delivers on cost, quality and sustainability and cuts construction time in half”

Another BIM first for BDP

BDP has continued the company’s trail blazing approach to BIM certification, by being the first in Scotlandto be assessed and certificated under BRE Global’s BIM level 2 Business Systems Certification Scheme. An international architecture and engineering practice, BDP has achieved BIM certification of its Glasgow studio nearly two years before the Scottish Government’s 2017 deadline … Continue reading “Another BIM first for BDP”

BRE Trust Chairman reviews built environment research outputs and announces new trustees

New BRE Trust Chairman James Wates reviewed the impact and outputs of the UK’s largest charity dedicated to advancing knowledge on built environment through research and education at the annual general meeting of the organisation today. He also announced the appointment of four new trustees who join the 12 strong team of sector representatives to … Continue reading “BRE Trust Chairman reviews built environment research outputs and announces new trustees”