Statement regarding energy efficiency labelling of boilers

There have been references recently in the media and Parliament (Westminster) to BRE in relation to some analysis we have conducted on the energy efficiency labelling of boilers. BRE wishes to clarify its position as follows: In 2015, the European Union introduced an energy labelling and minimum standard regulation for domestic boilers, known as Ecodesign (or … Continue reading “Statement regarding energy efficiency labelling of boilers”

BRE partner with Global GreenTag on Ethical Labour Sourcing Standard (ELS) for Australia

A localised version of BRE’s pioneering Ethical Labour Sourcing Standard and associated assessment process for Australia is to be developed through partnership with Global GreenTag International ahead of the anticipated enactment of the Commonwealth of Australia’s Modern Slavery Act and in light of the enactment of the New South Wales Government’s Modern Slavery Act 2018. … Continue reading “BRE partner with Global GreenTag on Ethical Labour Sourcing Standard (ELS) for Australia”

BRE supports UK Government’s £420 million Construction Sector Deal

Niall Trafford, CEO of BRE has applauded the UK Government’s commitment to developing the innovative technologies which will transform building design practices, increase productivity and secure the greatly needed skilled workers of the future, for the construction and infrastructure sectors. The new joint-government industry deal will see a £170 million investment in the Transforming Construction … Continue reading “BRE supports UK Government’s £420 million Construction Sector Deal”

BRE and Loughborough University open dementia-friendly demonstration home

A new ‘dementia-friendly’ home has been developed jointly by leading building science research centre BRE and experts from Loughborough University. The building is aimed at helping educate housebuilders, carers and relatives on how to better support those living with dementia. The design is geared to help dementia sufferers remain at home for longer than in … Continue reading “BRE and Loughborough University open dementia-friendly demonstration home”

BRE to deliver health declarations for construction products

BRE has launched a new service to deliver the Global GreenTag Product Health Declaration™ or GreenTag PhD™ program, a world first material health & ingredient transparency reporting service for green building and interiors products. The Global GreenTag PhD assessment and reporting process delivers easily understood information relating to the entire life cycle of a construction … Continue reading “BRE to deliver health declarations for construction products”