Fellowship opportunity at BRE Centre for Innovative Construction Materials at University of Bath

The BRE Centre for Innovative Construction and the at the University of Bath is currently seeking to recruit a new academic staff position (Prize Fellow) for an early career researcher in Innovative Construction Materials. The position will lead to a permanent academic staff position. This new position comes as the Department of Architecture & Civil … Continue reading “Fellowship opportunity at BRE Centre for Innovative Construction Materials at University of Bath”

Design for Deconstruction – helping construction unlock the benefits of the Circular Economy

The emerging principles of the circular economy are driving greater resource efficiency. Construction and the built environment is the single biggest user of materials and generator of waste in the UK economy. Effectively dealing with buildings at the end of their life has the potential to unlock significant economic value. However the value that can … Continue reading “Design for Deconstruction – helping construction unlock the benefits of the Circular Economy”

BRE reveals potential solution for improving the measurement of heat losses from solid wall homes

Partners Salford University and Finnish university Arcada have created the winning concept in a BRE competition to find a tool for rapid and accurate measurement of the thermal performance of solid walls in homes. Beating off contenders from a number of specialist organisations in the metrology sector, the partners will now receive some funding from … Continue reading “BRE reveals potential solution for improving the measurement of heat losses from solid wall homes”

BRE briefing paper shows simple changes to the homes of older people could save the NHS over £600million a year

This press release is over six months old and the details may have been superseded. Please contact the Press Office for the latest information. The briefing paper ‘Homes and Ageing in England’, prepared by BRE on behalf of Public Health England, builds on the earlier BRE publication ‘The cost of poor housing to the NHS’ … Continue reading “BRE briefing paper shows simple changes to the homes of older people could save the NHS over £600million a year”

BREEAM’s significant contribution to carbon reduction detailed in new study

This press release is over six months old and the details may have been superseded. Please contact the Press Office for the latest information. Study shows typical BREEAM Excellent building saves in excess of 30% CO2. A new briefing paper gives an overview of sustainability standard BREEAM’s contribution to global carbon reduction in buildings. Published … Continue reading “BREEAM’s significant contribution to carbon reduction detailed in new study”