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The UK Heat and Buildings strategy. Does it go far enough?

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 ...
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BRE responds to Heat and Buildings Strategy

Responding to the UK Government's Heat and Buildings Strategy, Gillian Charlesworth, CEO, Building Research Establishment (BRE), commented: “The Heat and Buildings Strategy is a good start, though it doesn’t provide ...
18 industry leaders join forces with BRE and NABERS to improve office energy efficiency

18 industry leaders join forces with BRE and NABERS to improve office energy efficiency

Eighteen industry leaders including AECOM and Arup have committed to being a Supporter of NABERS UK, the energy efficiency programme for office buildings, that is administered by BRE. As advocates ...

Building a better Britain

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.

First development to achieve HQM ONE at design stage

First development to achieve HQM ONE at design stage

The Cardiff Interchange – a new multi-purpose development in the heart of the Welsh capital containing over 300 homes – has become the first building in the UK to achieve

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Predicting service life of timber structures

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.

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Mal Sivapunniyan, Executive Director, Risk and Audit at dentsu group Inc, joins BRE Group’s Board of Non-Executive Directors

Mal Sivapunniyan, Executive Director, Risk and Audit at dentsu group Inc, joins BRE Group’s Board of Non-Executive Directors

BRE is pleased to welcome Mal Sivapunniyan as one of its Non-Executive Directors on BRE Group’s Board. Mal is Executive Director of Risk and Audit at dentsu group Inc and
BRE proud to have played major role in new English Housing Survey 2018-19 reports

BRE proud to have played major role in new English Housing Survey 2018-19 reports

BRE is proud to have played a major role in the development of the new English Housing Survey 2018-2019 reports. The English Housing Survey is a continuous national survey commissioned
BRE China celebrates two major milestones

BRE China celebrates two major milestones

BRE China has achieved two major building sustainability milestones in collaboration with the Chinese authorities. These include the successful completion of a crosswalk between BREEAM and Three Star, the Chinese
BRE welcomes the introduction of the Construction Innovation Hub’s new Value Toolkit

BRE welcomes the introduction of the Construction Innovation Hub’s new Value Toolkit

As members of the Construction Innovation Hub, BRE is delighted to support the roll-out of its new industry ‘Value Toolkit’ which will lay the groundwork for a transformation in the
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

BREEAM Awards 2020

On the evening of Monday the 2nd of March 2020 we celebrated the success of our customers at the annual BREEAM Awards.

Explore the winning projects from the BREEAM Awards 2020, images from the ceremony, and the Best of BREEAM 2020 brochure.

See the full list of winners for 2020 in the press release.

Explore the BREEAM Awards 2020

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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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