BBC Countryfile featured the BRE Flood Reseilient Repair House

Countryfile’s special reporter, Tom Heap, reported from the Flood Reseilient Repair Home on the BRE Innovation Park at Watford. Aided by Green Watch from Hertfordshire Fire and Rescue’s nearby Garston fire station, the home was flooded with several thousand litres of water… and yet, just hours later, was dry and ready to move back into. … Continue reading “BBC Countryfile featured the BRE Flood Reseilient Repair House”

BREEAM training to be rolled out across China

BRE’s training arm the BRE Academy is partnering with green building consultancy NSD* to deliver an extensive programme of BREEAM training across China. This initiative reflects a growing interest in BREEAM in China and the move to upskill built environment professionals so they can deliver against Government-set sustainable development targets. Under the terms of the … Continue reading “BREEAM training to be rolled out across China”

BRE Academy win Hertfordshire Training & Skills award

BRE’s training business, the BRE Academy, has won the Training & Skills Provider of the Year award at the Hertfordshire Building and Construction Awards 2017. Judged by a panel of Hertfordshire’s leading business people and entrepreneurs, the awards celebrate the best of building, engineering and construction works that have taken place in Hertfordshire over the past … Continue reading “BRE Academy win Hertfordshire Training & Skills award”

BRE Global to launch a new certification scheme for property flood resilience surveyors

In response to a key recommendation from Defra’s recent Property Resilience Action Plan, BRE Global is launching a new certification scheme for independent property flood resilience surveyors. Certificated surveyors will provide property owners with impartial information about the measures needed to make their homes and businesses more resilient to flooding.  Supported by training from the … Continue reading “BRE Global to launch a new certification scheme for property flood resilience surveyors”

CIBSE’s best training programme award goes to BRE Academy

BRE’s training arm the BRE Academy, were awarded the CIBSE Building Performance Training Programme of the year award for their BREEAM Associate course at the CIBSE Award ceremony in London last night.  Judged by a panel of distinguished industry leaders, the awards recognise the people, products and projects that demonstrate engineering excellence in the built … Continue reading “CIBSE’s best training programme award goes to BRE Academy”

BRE and German built environment institute to mutually recognise EPD

BRE Global has signed a mutual recognition agreement with the German based Institute of the Built Environment (IBU), an Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) scheme operator with customers across Europe. The agreement was announced at architects trade fair BAU2017 in Munich. It means that companies who have BRE verified EPD and are listed on https://www.greenbooklive.com can … Continue reading “BRE and German built environment institute to mutually recognise EPD”

BRE launches new flood resilient demonstration home

A flood resilient prototype home has been launched to show the most effective ways to protect homes against flood damage and limit disruption. World renowned building science centre BRE has developed the ‘Resilient House’ to show how practical measures can be installed in a home to prevent flood water entering a property. These simple solutions … Continue reading “BRE launches new flood resilient demonstration home”