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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 ...
The Left Behind — Frameworks to build a better Britain

The Left Behind — Frameworks to build 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?”
Hertfordshire IQ to create UK green business hub

Hertfordshire IQ to create UK green business hub

Hertfordshire IQ to create UK green business hub Welwyn Garden City, Herts, March 15 2019. Hertfordshire’s Enterprise Zone was launched as Hertfordshire Innovation Quarter on 15 March, at an event for
BRE welcomes Chancellor's Future Homes Standard announcement, but high quality new homes are needed now.

BRE welcomes Chancellor’s Future Homes Standard announcement, but high quality new homes are needed now.

Gwyn Roberts, New Homes & Communities Lead at BRE said: “BRE welcomes the Chancellor’s proposal for a Future Homes Standard. We fully support the need for future-proofed new homes but
BRE announces Project Etopia as newest Watford Innovation Park partner

BRE announces Project Etopia as newest Watford Innovation Park partner

BRE announces Project Etopia as newest Watford Innovation Park partner Project Etopia will begin building a new weather and fire resilient demonstration home at BRE’s Watford Innovation Park. BRE –
BRE announces winners of the BREEAM Awards 2019

BRE announces winners of the BREEAM Awards 2019

Bloomberg UK scoops regional award – Western Europe. Unilever Food Innovation Centre awarded People’s Prize Buildings for Tomorrow named Assessors of the Year Download images from the BREEAM Awards 2019
How can Britain build a successful, lasting Built Environment Strategy for Scotland? — Frameworks to build a better Britain

How can Britain build a successful, lasting Built Environment Strategy for Scotland? — Frameworks to build a better Britain

Frameworks to build a better Britain: BRE's second roundtable discussion, held in Edinburgh, on the question “How can Britain build a successful, lasting Built Environment Strategy for Scotland?”
How can Britain build a successful, lasting Industrial Strategy for Scotland’s Built Environment?

How can Britain build a successful, lasting Industrial Strategy for Scotland’s Built Environment?

BRE Leads Scotland’s Policy-makers and Senior Building Experts’ Debate on: “How can Britain build a successful, lasting Industrial Strategy for Scotland’s Built Environment?” Niall Trafford, CEO of BRE and senior
BRE convenes Policy-makers and Building Experts in Manchester to Debate “Social Exclusion and Urban ‘Cold Spots.”

BRE convenes Policy-makers and Building Experts in Manchester to Debate “Social Exclusion and Urban ‘Cold Spots.”

BRE convenes Policy-makers and Senior Building Experts in Manchester to Debate “Social Exclusion and Urban Cold Spots.” Senior policy-makers, building experts, academics, and commentators will gather in Manchester on 28th February,
Appointment of new BRE Group CEO

Appointment of new BRE Group CEO

I am pleased to announce that, after a comprehensive industry wide executive search over the past year, BRE has identified a new Group Chief Executive to take the business into
Beyond Brick Walls — Frameworks to build a better Britain

Beyond Brick Walls — Frameworks to build a better Britain

Frameworks to build a better Britain: BRE's first roundtable discussion, held in London, on the question “What Kind of Britain are we building?”
Concerned about the level of risk from fire? Personal Protection Systems can reduce home fire risks for vulnerable people.

Concerned about the level of risk from fire? Personal Protection Systems can reduce home fire risks for vulnerable people.

Are you responsible for vulnerable people? BRE’s Nigel Firkins explains more about safeguarding your charges. A Personal Protection System (PPS) is a local application watermist fire suppression system targeting individuals
BRE further strengthens its presence in China

BRE further strengthens its presence in China

BRE further strengthens its presence in China as the first office project achieves BREEAM Excellent status 4 February 2019 BRE has gained further momentum in expanding its global presence 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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