IWBI and BRE announce alignments between WELL and BREEAM

The International WELL Building Institute™ (IWBI™) and BRE today announced an agreement between the two organisations to pursue alignments between the WELL Building Standard™ (WELL) and BREEAM that will make it easier for projects pursuing both standards. Under the agreement, the organisations will mutually identify specific credits whereby submitted documentation will be recognized by both … Continue reading “IWBI and BRE announce alignments between WELL and BREEAM”

Inspiring projects celebrated at CEEQUAL Outstanding Achievement Awards 2016

Winners of the 2016 CEEQUAL Outstanding Achievement Awards, which honours some of the top sustainability accomplishments by civil engineering project teams, were announced at a special event at the Institution of Civil Engineers in London last night. Returning for the third time, the CEEQUAL Outstanding Achievement Awards recognise and celebrate projects that demonstrate pinnacle best-practice … Continue reading “Inspiring projects celebrated at CEEQUAL Outstanding Achievement Awards 2016”

£65k ZEDpod aims to shake up affordable homes market

Pioneering new housing solution for cities joins BRE Innovation Park’s family of trailblazing buildings ZED Pods Limited, a new independent UK company, is providing a clever solution to the challenges of building affordable city homes where land is scarce or expensive. The ZEDpod is a low cost, prefabricated, super energy-efficient micro home that requires absolutely … Continue reading “£65k ZEDpod aims to shake up affordable homes market”

BRE partners on cross-Europe energy performance research project

Four-year QUANTUM project aims to close the gap between predicted and actual energy performance in European buildings through quality management QUANTUM, a new research project funded by the EU’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme, is aiming to close the estimated average 25% gap between designed and actual energy performance and 1.5% for comfort performance … Continue reading “BRE partners on cross-Europe energy performance research project”

Cable manufacturers will be left out in the cold without CE Marking, says BRE Global

BRE Global turns up heat on cable CE Marking as July 2017 deadline looms. Manufacturers risk losing out on trade opportunities with Europe without appropriate CE marking for their cable products, says BRE Global, the UK leader in fire, security and environmental testing and certification of construction products. The warning comes with just months to … Continue reading “Cable manufacturers will be left out in the cold without CE Marking, says BRE Global”

BRE testing takes prototype for improving solid wall heat loss measurement to the next stage

BRE has carried out first stage tests on a prototype device for rapid and accurate measurement of heat losses (U-values) from solid wall homes. Created by Finnish University Arcada with input from Salford University, the device was entered into a BRE competition aimed at developing viable assessment tools to help improve the thermal performance of … Continue reading “BRE testing takes prototype for improving solid wall heat loss measurement to the next stage”

Gatwick Airport reduces false Fire Alarms

Following a successful campaign to reduce false fire alarms, Gatwick Airport Ltd called on BRE experts to review its false alarm data and identify ways of further cutting these incidents. Gatwick Airport has been investigating and addressing its false alarms events and has reduced passenger evacuations by 70% over a five-year period. BRE’s review of the data found … Continue reading “Gatwick Airport reduces false Fire Alarms”

Consumer interest in home energy efficiency and sustainability on the up

New research from BRE shows that people are increasingly focusing on energy-efficiency and sustainability when it comes to improving their home or choosing a new build property. The motivators for home improvements and new home purchase decisions are the subject of ‘ Home Improvements: Who, What and Why?’ – a new report from BRE. Comprising … Continue reading “Consumer interest in home energy efficiency and sustainability on the up”