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QUANTUM: Closing the Performance Gap in Building Services

QUANTUM: Closing the Performance Gap in Building Services

The four-year EU-funded research project QUANTUM investigated how the performance gap in increasingly complex buildings can be reduced with a series of pragmatic tools and services. QUANTUM set out to ...
BRE helps to launch Home of 2030 competition to address the grand challenges of future housing needs

BRE helps to launch Home of 2030 competition to address the grand challenges of future housing needs

A government-sponsored competition is inviting housing providers, designers and others to submit proposals for the design and delivery of new homes, responding to two Grand Challenges affecting future housing need: ...

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.

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.
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

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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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 ...

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