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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 ...
2019 Global Governance FTSE 100 Index

2019 Global Governance FTSE 100 Index

The 2019 Global Governance FTSE 100 Index reveals year-on-year improvements in modern slavery statements by 87% of FTSE 100 companies who have reported this year As the Home Office prepares
IKEA Greenwich achieves highest BREEAM UK New Construction sustainability rating

IKEA Greenwich achieves highest BREEAM UK New Construction sustainability rating

BRE congratulates IKEA Greenwich for achieving its highest BREEAM UK New Construction sustainability rating. IKEA UK’s leading sustainable store becomes the first retail unit to achieve BREEAM* UK New Construction
BRE gathers policy-shapers and senior building experts in Manchester to debate “How can Britain’s Built Environment Tackle Social Exclusion?”

BRE gathers policy-shapers and senior building experts in Manchester to debate “How can Britain’s Built Environment Tackle Social Exclusion?”

BRE gathers policy-shapers and senior building experts in Manchester to debate “How can Britain’s Built Environment Tackle Social Exclusion?” Manchester was the third city in which BRE hosted its “What kind
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

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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