Industry’s most widely used H & S tool tackles productivity issues

12,000 users of BRE’s health and safety tool YellowJacket are set to benefit from a new lean construction tracking feature that will help them measure and improve productivity in the onsite delivery of their construction projects.  The tool enhancement comes hot on the heels of a recent announcement by Head of the Infrastructure Commission Lord … Continue reading “Industry’s most widely used H & S tool tackles productivity issues”

McBains Cooper awarded BRE BIM Level 2 business certification

Multidisciplinary consultancy McBains Cooper is the latest organisation to be awarded BRE Global BIM Level 2 business certification. This achievement independently demonstrates their compliance with the BIM requirements of the UKs largest construction client – the UK government. Delivering professional services in property, infrastructure and construction sectors across the UK, Europe and the Americas, the … Continue reading “McBains Cooper awarded BRE BIM Level 2 business certification”

BRE remains committed to building a better world together with partners in Europe and beyond

As an international centre of excellence for the built environment, BRE provides customers worldwide with robust, science-based standards, certification schemes, training and qualifications that help them create better products, buildings, homes and communities. While the people of the UK have voted to leave the EU, we remain completely committed to bringing the best of building … Continue reading “BRE remains committed to building a better world together with partners in Europe and beyond”

Isover insulation awarded independent environmental mark of approval

This press release is over six months old and the details may have been superseded. Please contact the Press Office for the latest information. Two insulation product families from leading manufacturer Isover (part of the Saint-Gobain Group), have been certificated to BRE Global’s Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) scheme in line with EN 15804 – the … Continue reading “Isover insulation awarded independent environmental mark of approval”

BRE launches new tool to help drive more take up of Environmental Product Declarations

– New BRE Life Cycle Assessment tool will provide a straightforward route to EPD for a much wider audience than previously possible – BRE’s new online Life Cycle Assessment tool – LINA – goes live today enabling companies and trade associations to assess their products in line with EN 15804*, the European standard for the … Continue reading “BRE launches new tool to help drive more take up of Environmental Product Declarations”

BRE Global’s managing director one of top 50 women in engineering

Dr Debbie Smith OBE, managing director of BRE Global, has been named on an inaugural list of the UK’s top 50 women in engineering. Published by the Daily Telegraph on 23 June 2016 to coincide with National Women in Engineering Day, the list features the country’s foremost influential female engineers, chosen from almost 900 nominations. … Continue reading “BRE Global’s managing director one of top 50 women in engineering”

BRE Global opens office in the Middle East

Independent, third-party certification organisation BRE Global continues to strengthen its international presence by opening an office in the Middle East. Located in Dubai, the office will promote BRE Global services in fire and security, in particular the world renowned LPCB certification brand which covers certification of fire safety and security products for buildings and homes. … Continue reading “BRE Global opens office in the Middle East”

Competition winners pitch tech innovations to map London’s utilities underground

Tech businesses in London had the chance to pitch their innovative solutions to an audience of organisations involved in providing infrastructure across the capital, including UK Power Networks, National Grid and Thames Water, at an event at City Hall on 7 June. The innovators were winners of a challenge-led competition, run by the Mayor of … Continue reading “Competition winners pitch tech innovations to map London’s utilities underground”

BREEAM continues global growth with new collaboration for the US market

BRE, the world’s leading authority on all aspects of the built environment, has today announced the further expansion of BREEAM in partnership with  BuildingWise, the award-winning US-based LEED certification consultancy, to create BREEAM USA. BREEAM is the internationally recognised measure of sustainability for buildings and communities and operates in more than 70 countries. Over 530,000 certificates … Continue reading “BREEAM continues global growth with new collaboration for the US market”

Calling all householders! Researchers seek your help to create “greener” mortgages

Today the partners on a green mortgage research project called LENDERS are asking householders for their help to complete a survey that aims to gather key information on homes, their energy ratings and their actual energy bills. LENDERS is an Innovate UK funded research project chaired by Nationwide Building Society and involving mortgage lenders, building industry … Continue reading “Calling all householders! Researchers seek your help to create “greener” mortgages”