BRE to provide sustainable development training to senior Chinese Government officials

The BRE Group has entered into a collaboration with the State Administration of Foreign Experts Affairs (SAFEA) the leading Chinese government body responsible for providing international training to senior officials in the national, regional and local Government and to leading industrialists. The training will focus on sustainable development and resilience in the built environment as China’s … Continue reading “BRE to provide sustainable development training to senior Chinese Government officials”

On air

BRE takes a cool look at air conditioning in non-domestic buildings. A newly published BRE report sheds important light on electricity usage by air conditioning in UK offices and retail environments. Comprising the findings of a two-year study commissioned by the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) – now part of the Department of … Continue reading “On air”

BRE National Solar Centre unveils new PV Certification Scheme

With an estimated 870,000 solar photovoltaic (PV) installations already in operation across the UK in homes and commercial buildings, BRE Global, part of the independent, world leading building science centre and authority on all aspects of the built environment BRE Group, is to unveil a new Certification Scheme in a bid to standardise current practises. … Continue reading “BRE National Solar Centre unveils new PV Certification Scheme”

McLaughlin & Harvey achieves BRE BIM Level 2 certification

McLaughlin & Harvey becomes the first construction company in Scotland to be awarded BRE Global BIM Level 2 Business Systems Certification. Operating throughout the UK and Ireland, building, civil engineering and facilities management contractor McLaughlin & Harvey has joined the growing ranks of forward-looking companies with BIM credentials. ‘We are very proud of achieving this … Continue reading “McLaughlin & Harvey achieves BRE BIM Level 2 certification”

BRE Group appoints two new non-executive directors to its board

Chief Executive of the University College of Estate Management Ashley Wheaton and Non-executive Director of the National Physical Laboratory Brigid Sutcliffe have been appointed to the BRE Group board. Brigid is an experienced non-executive director and chartered accountant with a background in management consulting, professional services and business transformation. She has held senior positions at … Continue reading “BRE Group appoints two new non-executive directors to its board”

BRE Centre for Resilience responds to risk report from Committee on Climate Change

Dr Stephen Garvin, Director of BRE Centre for Resilience responds to the risk assessment issued today to Government by the Committee on Climate Change. The report ‘UK Climate Change Risk Assessment Evidence Report’ sets out the most urgent risks and opportunities arising for the UK from climate change and represents more than three years of work involving hundreds … Continue reading “BRE Centre for Resilience responds to risk report from Committee on Climate Change”

BRE Trust reports on latest built environment research

BRE Trust has published its annual review of some of the latest built environment research. Available online, the report outlines research projects and activities across areas ranging from infrastructure sustainability and resilience to occupant wellbeing and energy. Projects The BRE Trust Review includes summaries of completed projects and their results including the three-year Future Cities … Continue reading “BRE Trust reports on latest built environment research”