Helen Garrett, Principal Consultant, BRE The Department for Business and Energy and Industrial Strategy has published a series of reports as part of the Energy Follow Up Survey (EFUS), a
After over a year of waiting, the UK government published the Heat and Buildings Strategy (HBS) alongside the Net Zero Strategy this week, which shows that the built environment is
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
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
Following a trend across much of the developed world, the population of the UK is growing, and ageing. The UK population is projected to continue growing, reaching over 74 million
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
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 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.
Frameworks to build a better Britain: BRE's third roundtable discussion, held in Manchester, on the question “How can Britain’s built environment tackle social exclusion?”
How can Britain build a successful, lasting Built Environment Strategy for Scotland? — Frameworks to build a better Britain
Frameworks to build a better Britain: BRE's second roundtable discussion, held in Edinburgh, on the question “How can Britain build a successful, lasting Built Environment Strategy for Scotland?”
Frameworks to build a better Britain: BRE's first roundtable discussion, held in London, on the question “What Kind of Britain are we building?”
Since our society moved into large-scale office buildings and turned on static high-intensity ceiling lighting, it seems that we never looked back. For decades the notion of office spaces included,
Curtis Gubb is a PhD student at the University of Reading, UK, investigating houseplants and indoor air quality. His focus is on the impact of plants on the removal of
What impact does our workplace have on us as occupants? Health and wellbeing of staff is a hot topic for employers, with a growing understanding of the impact that our
A chance encounter in a traffic jam has led to a major scientific investigation on the wellbeing effects of biophilic design History tells us that people have always been influenced