BRE Global report for the Met Police’s Grenfell fire investigation

BRE has been under contract to the Met Police to provide expert advice in their investigation following the Grenfell fire. Any press enquiries on this should be referred to the Met Police. BRE Global – BR 135 classified external cladding systems Following the tragic fire that occurred at Grenfell Tower in June 2017, BRE Global … Continue reading “BRE Global report for the Met Police’s Grenfell fire investigation”

Sustainability in New Homes: Guidance for Local Authority stakeholders on carbon reduction, overheating and assuring performance

The end of the financial year saw the launch of the Sustainability in New Homes Playbook – v1 to approximately 180 cross sector delegates including housing developers, consultants and local government representatives. The playbook is the output of a UKGBC collaboration and forms a part of their Core Cities Programme intended to catalyse partnerships and … Continue reading “Sustainability in New Homes: Guidance for Local Authority stakeholders on carbon reduction, overheating and assuring performance”

The Romanian Energy Performance of Buildings Conference (RCEPB)

BRE and in particular BREEAM have long standing relationships with the Romanian construction industry; especially with respect to sustainability and energy use in buildings. I have supported the Romanian Energy Performance of Buildings Conference (RCEPB) since 2013. It is a multi-disciplinary international conference having, this year,  as main topics: Implementation progress of the EU Directives … Continue reading “The Romanian Energy Performance of Buildings Conference (RCEPB)”

Solar, energy storage, and electric vehicles – joining up the clean technologies

A few eyebrows were raised when in 2015 the Renewable Energy Association (REA) launched its representation of the energy storage sector, and again in 2017 when it did the same for electric vehicles. “What does this have to do with renewables?” Is a question we have been asked often. The answer is key to where … Continue reading “Solar, energy storage, and electric vehicles – joining up the clean technologies”