BRE is part new enviro-tech Enterprise Zone announced by Chancellor

BRE and its Green Triangle Partners* are part of the newly created Hertfordshire Enviro-Tech Enterprise Zone announced by the Chancellor in his Autumn Spending Review. The green growth initiative which will be created in West Hertfordshire, aims to deliver thousands of jobs, attract hundreds of new businesses and help unlock key development sites at BRE in … Continue reading “BRE is part new enviro-tech Enterprise Zone announced by Chancellor”

BRE conducts study on green mortgage lending

BRE and a partnership including mortgage lenders, building industry experts, green energy groups and sustainability bodies have joined forces to launch research into how to build a stronger link between energy costs, affordability and mortgage borrowing. Chaired by Nationwide Building Society, and marking the start of the UN Conference on Climate Change in Paris (COP … Continue reading “BRE conducts study on green mortgage lending”

Responsible sourcing network APRES given new home at BRE

Building science centre BRE announced today that the Action Programme for Responsible Sourcing network – APRES – will transfer to its management from 2016. Now in its 5th year, APRES was created by Loughborough University with funding from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, and extensive support from a number of industry partners. Its … Continue reading “Responsible sourcing network APRES given new home at BRE”

BREEAM for Eden China announced at 25th birthday bash

Over 100 people gathered for an event in London last night to celebrate sustainable buildings and communities standard BREEAM and the 530,000-strong legacy of high performing buildings that have applied it for better social, economic and environmental outcomes. Guest speaker Sir Tim Smit spoke about his latest Eden project in China which will carry the … Continue reading “BREEAM for Eden China announced at 25th birthday bash”

BRE acquires CEEQUAL in move to develop new sustainability rating scheme for infrastructure

BRE and CEEQUAL announced plans today to bring together two successful schemes – BREEAM and CEEQUAL – to create a single, science based sustainability standard and certification tool for civil engineering and infrastructure projects in the UK and around the world.From today, CEEQUAL will transfer its business operations to BRE Global after which CEEQUAL will … Continue reading “BRE acquires CEEQUAL in move to develop new sustainability rating scheme for infrastructure”

Unibail-Rodamco’s Chodov shopping mall achieves BREEAM Outstanding double

This press release is over six months old and the details may have been superseded. Please contact the Press Office for the latest information. Unibail-Rodamco’s Centrum Chodov shopping centre in Prague has achieved an Outstanding rating under Parts 1 & 2 of BREEAM In-Use International 2015, establishing a new benchmark for retail real estate across … Continue reading “Unibail-Rodamco’s Chodov shopping mall achieves BREEAM Outstanding double”

Consulting engineers BSD gain BRE BIM level 2 certification

M&E engineering firm BSD has become the first SME business to be assessed and certificated under BRE Global’s BIM level 2 Business Systems Certification Scheme. With BIM level 2 becoming a requirement of all government building procurement programmes in 2016, being able to demonstrate that policies and procedures are in place to comply with PAS1192-2:2013 … Continue reading “Consulting engineers BSD gain BRE BIM level 2 certification”

BRE Academy survey measures ‘boardroom to building site’ skills gap

A new skills survey by leading built environment education provider the BRE Academy aims to generate a comprehensive picture of the UK’s construction skills gap from senior leaders down to sub-contractors. The survey, which goes live today, comes in response to a convergence of challenges hitting the construction sector and forcing it to change the tried … Continue reading “BRE Academy survey measures ‘boardroom to building site’ skills gap”