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Gillian Charlesworth CEO at BRE

In 2022 we must set our sights beyond compliance

Gillian Charlesworth, CEO at BRE As we come to the end of 2021 – a year of serious challenges probably few of us envisaged – where does sentiment currently lie ...

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.

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This press release is over six months old and the details may have been superseded.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
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

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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

BRE Academy
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

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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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