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Testing of doors for mental health facility

World first testing scheme for products used in mental health care facilities

As the UK marks Mental Health Awareness Week, BRE and the Design in Mental Health Network have launched a world-first testing scheme for construction products used in mental health care ...

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.

no1shanghai

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
BRE Academy extends its reach into Europe

BRE Academy extends its reach into Europe

Blue Planet, a Brussels based consultancy and training company, has signed a two year agreement to become the first approved international centre of the BRE Academy. It plans to roll
Work to begin on next BRE Innovation Park house

Work to begin on next BRE Innovation Park house

Construction will start later this month on the next home at the iconic BRE Innovation Park in Watford.  The Wienerberger e4 brick house™, designed in conjunction with Arup, will be
Leading refurbishment expert appointed as Director of BRE Wales

Leading refurbishment expert appointed as Director of BRE Wales

One of the UKs foremost experts on refurbishment Colin King, has been appointed as the new Director of BRE Wales. He replaces incumbent Nick Tune who takes on a new
BRE Non-Executive Chairman awarded OBE in New Year Honours List

BRE Non-Executive Chairman awarded OBE in New Year Honours List

An Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) medal has been awarded to the BRE Group’s Non-executive Chairman Chris Earnshaw, in the Queen’s New Year Honours List 2015.
Shortlists for BREEAM Awards 2015 announced

Shortlists for BREEAM Awards 2015 announced

The Shortlists have been announced for the BREEAM Awards 2015, the winners of which will be announced at a gala dinner at the London Marriot Hotel in Grosvenor Square on

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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