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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 ...
New Home Quality Mark puts consumers at the heart of house building

New Home Quality Mark puts consumers at the heart of house building

Leading building science centre BRE introduces a national quality mark for new housing that will transform the way consumers choose the homes they buy and rent and allow house builders
New guidance released on bridging the energy performance gap in buildings

New guidance released on bridging the energy performance gap in buildings

A new report produced by the BRE Trust and the Energy Services and Technology Association aims to help facilities managers and building operators bridge the energy performance gap in their
BRE Global and US-based certification body to mutually recognise Environmental Product Declarations

BRE Global and US-based certification body to mutually recognise Environmental Product Declarations

The agreement will support transparency between certification bodies and promote comparability of EPD in the worldwide marketplace. Built environment certification body BRE Global and UL Environment, a research and standards
BREEAM buildings take centre stage at CIBSE Building Performance Awards

BREEAM buildings take centre stage at CIBSE Building Performance Awards

Four BREEAM projects are recognised in the prestigious performance-based Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) awards. Focused on actual, measured performance, not design intent, the CIBSE Awards acknowledge the
BRE collaborates with US energy efficiency retrofit specialist Green Generation Solutions

BRE collaborates with US energy efficiency retrofit specialist Green Generation Solutions

This press release is over six months old and the details may have been superseded. Please contact the Press Office for the latest information. Collaboration will help more UK and
BRE Wales & partners win DECC funding to develop heat network innovation

BRE Wales & partners win DECC funding to develop heat network innovation

This press release is over six months old and the details may have been superseded. Please contact the Press Office for the latest information. BRE Wales & South West and
BT Redcare's alarm signalling products get LPCB approval

BT Redcare’s alarm signalling products get LPCB approval

Six alarm signalling products by BT Redcare have been successfully certified to the Loss Prevention Certification Board’s (LPCB) standard for alarm transmission systems LPS 1277 3.0. The standard is recognised
BRE Chief Executive named Honorary Fellow by Institution of Structural Engineers

BRE Chief Executive named Honorary Fellow by Institution of Structural Engineers

Chief Executive of the BRE Group Dr Peter Bonfield was awarded an Honorary Fellowship by the Institution of Structural Engineers for services to engineering,  at a ceremony in the institution’s
New Chair and Vice-Chair announced for open BIM body BuildingSMART UK

New Chair and Vice-Chair announced for open BIM body BuildingSMART UK

A new Chair and Vice-Chair have been announced for buildingSMART UK (BSUK) the built environment group of organisations leading the charge on open BIM adoption through standards, tools and knowledge
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First BREEAM Outstanding for high-rise office building in China

No. 1 Shanghai, a 180m tall, 34 storey commercial tower created by state developer the Shanghai International Shipping Service Centre (SISSC) has achieved an Outstanding design rating under BREEAM, the
Did you know ESOS will affect an estimated 10,000 organisations across the UK?

Did you know ESOS will affect an estimated 10,000 organisations across the UK?

BRE Academy offers up-skilling opportunity to meet forthcoming ESOS needs ESOS (the Energy Saving Opportunity Scheme) is a mandatory UK energy assessment and energy saving identification scheme covering organisations with

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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