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BRE Group statement on Coronavirus disease (COVID-19)

BRE Group statement on Coronavirus disease (COVID-19)

As an organisation, BRE are following Government advice closely and taking all necessary precautions. The health and wellbeing of our employees and customers is our top priority. We have taken ...
BRE Group response to Future Homes Standard consultation

BRE Group response to Future Homes Standard consultation

In order to tackle our climate challenge, we must capitalise on consumers’ desire for more sustainable, safe, quality homes and a changing market where the financial sector are playing a ...
Aesthetics in architecture - how beauty and design are inspiring each other

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 ...
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
BRE launches book to help children better understand how adaptations in the home can help elderly relatives with dementia

BRE launches book to help children better understand how adaptations in the home can help elderly relatives with dementia

BRE launches book to help children better understand how adaptations in the home can help elderly relatives with dementia World leading building science centre BRE is publishing a children’s book
2019 Global Governance Real Estate 100 Index

2019 Global Governance Real Estate 100 Index

John Lewis Partnership Trust improves 20% year-on-year as Tesco tops 2019 Global Governance Real Estate 100 Index for second year running Tesco Plc has retained first position in the 2019
LPCB Attack Testing programme announced

LPCB Attack Testing programme announced

LPCB Security Attack Testing will once again take centre stage at this year’s IFSEC taking place at the ExCel, London between the 18th-20th June. This year’s programme of testing is more
2019 Global Governance FTSE 100 Index

2019 Global Governance FTSE 100 Index

The 2019 Global Governance FTSE 100 Index reveals year-on-year improvements in modern slavery statements by 87% of FTSE 100 companies who have reported this year As the Home Office prepares
IKEA Greenwich achieves highest BREEAM UK New Construction sustainability rating

IKEA Greenwich achieves highest BREEAM UK New Construction sustainability rating

BRE congratulates IKEA Greenwich for achieving its highest BREEAM UK New Construction sustainability rating. IKEA UK’s leading sustainable store becomes the first retail unit to achieve BREEAM* UK New Construction
BRE gathers policy-shapers and senior building experts in Manchester to debate “How can Britain’s Built Environment Tackle Social Exclusion?”

BRE gathers policy-shapers and senior building experts in Manchester to debate “How can Britain’s Built Environment Tackle Social Exclusion?”

BRE gathers policy-shapers and senior building experts in Manchester to debate “How can Britain’s Built Environment Tackle Social Exclusion?” Manchester was the third city in which BRE hosted its “What kind

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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