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built environment for the benefit of all. Since 1997...


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£20 million+

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Cost of poor housing in Wales

Using BRE Housing Condition Survey data, the full cost of poor housing in Wales has been modelled, analysed and reported in a BRE Trust supported project. It will help to promote health and wellbeing, and make the case for better quality housing. The report is available from here.

Wellness and Biophilia

The BRE Trust supported Wellness and Biophilia Symposium is on 6-7 June 2019 at BRE Watford. It includes international speakers on biophilic design, the latest research based around the Biophilic Office project, and site tours to biophilic-themed projects.

Better Indoor environments

Newly published BRE Trust guides provide expert design and regulatory advice on three critical aspects of indoor environment quality – Indoor air quality, lighting and acoustics. The guides are freely available here.

Wood in healthy buildings

Developed by BRE’s Ed Suttie with BRE Trust support, TRADA’s new briefing document, The role of wood in healthy buildings, on timber’s potential role in supporting health and well-being was launched at TTJ’s Wood and Wellness conference in February. Read more

Resilient post-disaster reconstruction

The Working together for disaster relief conference at BRE in February, saw the launch of BRE Trust supported case studies describing disaster relief operations in Nepal and the Philippines, in which QSAND was used to help integrate sustainability and resilience in reconstruction.

Setting research & education priorities

Industry leaders were brought together for the BRE Trust Annual Conference on 24 January to pinpoint the priorities for research and education in the built environment. Speakers included Suzannah Nichol MBE (CEO, Build UK), Tim Embley (Costain). Read more.

The actions of the BRE Trust are directed in 3 core programmes, across which knowledge
and partnerships are interconnected to provide impactful, appropriate projects: