BRE co-funds Stratego project which introduces integrated approach across Europe while providing local and national authorities with actionable heating strategies and plans BRE’s strategic energy team, together with the Scottish Government, the Flemish Institute for Technological Research (VITO), Euroheat & Power and twelve other European partners, have been scrutinising a new integrated approach to the … Continue reading “BRE supporting strategic heating plans for local & national authorities”
This piece is based on an original blog by John Houston, Principal Scientist in BRE’s Building Technology & Fire Group Excess water /moisture in all its forms (vapour, liquid, and flooding) is still the most common problem in housing. It results in visible wetting of walls, ceilings and floors, blistering paint, bulging plaster, sulfate attack … Continue reading “Diagnosing the causes of dampness in buildings”
The winners of the 2016 CEEQUAL Outstanding Achievement Awards, which honours top sustainability accomplishments by civil engineering project teams, are announced.
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”
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”
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”
The International WELL Building Institute™ and BRE are creating alignments between WELL and BREEAM that will make it easier for projects pursuing both standards.
On Friday 25 November (that’s tomorrow, folks!) our high streets, shopping centres and computers will play host to the busiest consumer day of the year – Black Friday. This day signals the start of a manic weekend of ‘deals’ in the lead up to Christmas. Now who doesn’t like to get a new TV at … Continue reading “Black Friday – The sustainability and safety cost”
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This week it is the European Week for Waste Reduction (EWWR); an initiative aiming to raise awareness regarding sustainable resourcing and waste management within private and public sectors as well as the general public. One of the core messages of the EWWR awareness week are the “3Rs” – reduce, reuse and recycle. These actions for … Continue reading “Moving up the waste hierarchy – European Week for Waste Reduction”