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BRE appoints Piers White MBE as new Chair

BRE appoints Piers White MBE as new Chair

BRE Group has appointed Piers White MBE as its new Chair and announced that he will commence his role at the end of November 2019. He joins BRE Group for ...
BRE welcomes green housing revolution

BRE welcomes green housing revolution

The new green standard announced by the Housing Secretary this week, aimed at tackling climate change whilst keeping household bills low, is welcomed by BRE. Gillian Charlesworth, Chief Executive of ...
BRE invites construction industry professionals to discuss their fight against modern slavery

BRE invites construction industry professionals to discuss their fight against modern slavery

Ahead of BRE and Sustain Worldwide’s conference – Responsible & Ethical Leadership for Global Construction Supply Chains – we invited three construction industry professionals to discuss their fight against modern slavery ...

The Left Behind

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?”

Watch Part 1 of the video from the day, then explore the rest of the Manchester roundtable. Learn more about our Insights series Frameworks to build a better Britain.

Gillian Charlesworth leads senior built environment experts in a debate on Wales’ housing challenges

Gillian Charlesworth leads senior built environment experts in a debate on Wales’ housing challenges

BRE CEO Gillian Charlesworth leads senior built environment experts in a debate on Wales’ housing challenges as part of the ‘Frameworks to build a better Britain’ series of roundtables Main
Fire Engine

Over £1 billion lost every year due to false alarms

Over £1 billion lost every year due to false alarms These losses are due largely to the disruption and loss of productivity in businesses. The first research project into the
BRE Group welcomes new Non-Executive Director

BRE Group welcomes new Non-Executive Director

Recognised leader in energy, sustainable development and transport, Darran Messem, joins BRE Group, the world’s leading, multi-disciplinary building science centre with a mission to improve buildings and infrastructure, as a
Three exceptionally able leaders join the BRE Trust

Three exceptionally able leaders join the BRE Trust

Three “exceptionally able” leaders join the BRE Trust "We are delighted to welcome three exceptionally able new Trustees to help give strategic direction to the BRE Trust and its subsidiary
Gillian Charlesworth invites Wales' policy makers and senior building experts to discuss the country's built environment needs

Gillian Charlesworth invites Wales’ policy makers and senior building experts to discuss the country’s built environment needs

On Wednesday 5th June, Gillian Charlesworth, BRE’s new CEO, will bring together 20 senior decision makers, including politicians, civil servants, expert commentators and the SME built environment community, to discuss the
BRE Group welcomes new leadership

BRE Group welcomes new leadership

Gillian Charlesworth has taken up the role of CEO at BRE Group, the world’s leading building science centre. Gillian brings with her extensive experience as a transformative leader, in both

BREEAM Awards 2019

In the evening of Monday the 4th of March we celebrated the success of our customers at the annual BREEAM Awards. The event, held at Hilton London Bankside Hotel, announced the winners, showcasing the most innovatively sustainable BREEAM rated buildings of the previous 12 months. The Awards also recognise the high achievements of BREEAM assessors and socially responsible investment through a continuing partnership with GRESB, now in its second year.

Explore the BREEAM Awards 2019

Frameworks to build a better Britain

Frameworks to build a better Britain is a BRE series of roundtables and interviews with planners, architects, policy-makers, and construction experts about the future of the built environment.

Read our latest roundtable discussion, hosted in Manchester on the question: How can Britain’s Built Environment Tackle Social Exclusion?

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The Biophilic Office

News Update from BRE’s Housing and Health Team – July 2019

News Update from BRE’s Housing and Health Team – July 2019

Net Zero Carbon The UK Government recently announced a new target requiring the UK to bring all greenhouse gas emissions ...
An Ageing Population – Challenges for the built environment

An Ageing Population – Challenges for the built environment

Following a trend across much of the developed world, the population of the UK is growing, and ageing. The UK ...
Circular Building Assessment Prototype

Circular Building Assessment Prototype

A BIM based solution for Resource Productivity - Development, Validation and Trial This article summarises the ongoing technical developments of ...
Wellness – Blog by Gillian Charlesworth

Wellness – Blog by Gillian Charlesworth

As a newcomer to BRE, I’m really looking forward to getting to grips with what you - our customers and ...

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