There are many areas where achieving standards above minimum requirements leads to positive outcomes for home occupiers.
Around 10% of UK emissions are associated with the manufacture and transport of construction materials, and the construction process; and refurbishment projects make up a significant percentage of activities in the built environment. The UK is committed to reducing carbon emissions by 80% by 2050; savings linked to refurbishment will have an important part to play in meeting this target. … Continue reading “Sustainable refurbishment – how to better understand, measure and reduce the embodied impacts”
Once again the BRE site will open its doors as part of Heritage Open Days. This is a rare opportunity to see behind the scenes of one of the world’s leading science centres. Come and learn about the history of BRE and the Bucknall’s estate. There will be talks and presentations running throughout the day. … Continue reading “BRE public open day – Saturday 10 September”