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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 ...
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
BRE Convenes Scotland’s Policy-makers and Senior Building Experts in Edinburgh to Debate Built Environment Strategy for Scotland

BRE Convenes Scotland’s Policy-makers and Senior Building Experts in Edinburgh to Debate Built Environment Strategy for Scotland

BRE Convenes Scotland’s Policy-makers and Senior Building Experts in Edinburgh to Debate  “How can Britain build a successful, lasting Built Environment Strategy for Scotland” Several of Scotland’s senior policy-shapers and
BRE announces partnership with CSUS Green Building Research Centre

BRE announces partnership with CSUS Green Building Research Centre

BRE and CSUS-GBRC (CSUS Green Building Research Centre) have announced a partnership that will deepen the mutual understanding of each other’s green building scheme. Eventually, the two organisations will strive
RHS joins The Biophilic Office as a dissemination partner

RHS joins The Biophilic Office as a dissemination partner

The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS), one of the world’s largest gardening charities, has joined The Biophilic Office project as the latest dissemination partner. Founded in 1804 to inspire passion and excellence in
BRE Academy expands its network in Russia with new MGSU licence agreement

BRE Academy expands its network in Russia with new MGSU licence agreement

BRE Academy – the world’s leading provider of built environment training and education – has announced a new licence agreement, which will strengthen its presence in Russia and expand its
BRE Global Ireland completes INAB accreditation to ensure customers can continue delivering their CE-marked products to the European market post-Brexit.

BRE Global Ireland completes INAB accreditation to ensure customers can continue delivering their CE-marked products to the European market post-Brexit.

BRE Global Ireland has received confirmation that it has completed the European Union’s process to operate as a Notified Body and a Technical Assessment Body by achieving accreditation from the
Human-Centric Lighting: The Future of the Workplace

Human-Centric Lighting: The Future of the Workplace

Since our society moved into large-scale office buildings and turned on static high-intensity ceiling lighting, it seems that we never looked back. For decades the notion of office spaces included,
Fashion and lifestyle brand Next use BRE’s YellowJacket software

Fashion and lifestyle brand Next use BRE’s YellowJacket software

Fashion and lifestyle brand Next becomes the first retailer to use BRE’s YellowJacket software YellowJacket, part of SmartSite, BRE’s leading health, safety and environment software suite for construction site monitoring
IBPC joins The Biophilic Office project

IBPC joins The Biophilic Office project

The International Biodiversity & Property Council IBPC (Le Conseil International Biodiversité & Immobilier, CIBI) has joined The Biophilic Office project as the latest dissemination partner. Based in Paris and with
BRE Welcomes Richard Harrington MP’s Announcement

BRE Welcomes Richard Harrington MP’s Announcement

BRE Welcomes Richard Harrington MP’s Announcement at BRE, Watford, of £72 million Government funding to the Transforming Construction Alliance (TCA) to deliver a national Core Innovation Hub (CIH) Download images

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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