Breana Wheeler

Why we must act now on net zero

says Breana Wheeler, BRE’s Director of US Operations The recent Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) climate report has not only highlighted that global temperatures are likely to rise above all expectations but stressed how critical it is to meet the 1.5-degree target urgently. This has global repercussions and in the US, even the moderate … Continue reading “Why we must act now on net zero”

Gillian Charlesworth CEO at BRE

BRE celebrates 100 years of world class innovation in the built environment

Today sees BRE begin the celebrations of its centenary as a pioneer in the built environment. First formed in 1921 to carry out research into building materials and suitable methods of construction to build homes for heroes following the First World War, BRE has helped to transform the construction industry for the better. Over the … Continue reading “BRE celebrates 100 years of world class innovation in the built environment”

Sustainable finance and net zero: Why investors cannot afford to be left behind

Now is the time for businesses of all shapes and sizes to step up and take action to decarbonise their real estate assets, writes BRE Group’s James Fisher. The value case for sustainability has more or less completely flipped in the past few years. With COP26 fast approaching and the summit taking place on UK … Continue reading “Sustainable finance and net zero: Why investors cannot afford to be left behind”

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Predicting service life of timber structures

Timber structures and commodities are exposed to several mechanisms that limit their service life. The term service life refers to the duration until a limit state is reached, i.e. when the performance is no longer deemed acceptable.

Aesthetics in architecture – how beauty and design are inspiring each other

Aesthetics is a branch of philosophy concerning studies on the nature and expression of beauty or taste. The aesthetics of a building is one of the principal aspects considered in architecture. Changes in the appearance of materials can differ due to kinetics of the responses related to the material resistance as well as due to intensity of the degrading factors.