Making a positive difference in the built environment since 1921.

BRE is a world leading, multi-disciplinary, building science centre with a mission to improve buildings and infrastructure, through research and knowledge generation.

We use our cutting edge research to develop a range of products, services, standards and qualifications that are used around the world to bring about positive change in the built environment.

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Our Mission

To build a better world together

Our Vision

To enable positive change in the built environment

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Products and Services


Delivering training to develop your career

We have a range of courses to meet the needs of those working in the built environment including BIM and construction, fire safetyBREEAM and sustainability and more. Our training is delivered in ways to meet your needs through online, classroom or in-house. You will find supporting material in the BRE Bookshop.


The world’s leading sustainability assessment method for masterplanning projects, infrastructure and buildings

Inspiring developers and creators to excel, innovate and make effective use of resources. The focus on sustainable value and efficiency makes BREEAM certified developments attractive property investments and generates sustainable environments that enhance the well-being of the people who live and work in them. Visit the BREEAM Website to find out more


One of the challenges of making buildings safe and secure, is selecting and installing fire safety and security products that actually do what they claim

The Loss Prevention Certification Board (LPCB) has been working with industry and government for more than 100 years to set the standards needed to ensure that fire and security products and services perform effectively. Find out more on the LPCB website


The Home Quality Mark (HQM) is a national standard for new homes

Using a simple 5-star rating to provide impartial information from independent experts on a new home’s design, construction quality and running costs. Find out more on the HQM website


Helping you improve health and safety

Part of SmartSite, YellowJacket health and safety software tool is the smart way to save time, money, and lives while improving general quality of performance across your construction projects, business, and supply chain. Find out more about the YellowJacket health and safety tool


Helping you cut costs and environmental impact

When it comes to the environmental impact of your construction or demolition site, it’s important to understand where you can be making improvements to become more sustainable, while also saving time and money. Find out more about the BRE Smartwaste Construction Waste management tool


A security assessment and certification scheme for buildings and built infrastructure assets

The scheme recognises and rewards good practice and inspires owners, occupiers and operators to measure their performance so they can make informed investment decisions, communicate their security credentials to interested parties and benefit from greater transparency. Find out more about the SABRE security assessment and certification scheme


The evidence-based sustainability assessment, rating and awards scheme for civil engineering

Delivering improved project specification, design and construction of civil engineering works. CEEQUAL rewards project and contract teams in which clients, designers and contractors go beyond the legal and environmental and social minima to achieve distinctive environmental and social performance in their work. Find out more

News & Insights

Gillian Charlesworth CEO at BRE

In 2022 we must set our sights beyond compliance

Gillian Charlesworth, CEO at BRE As we come to the end of 2021 – a year of serious challenges probably ...
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Fuel poverty and its impact on domestic energy consumption in England

Helen Garrett, Principal Consultant, BRE The Department for Business and Energy and Industrial Strategy has published a series of reports ...