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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 ...
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 ...
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BRE and USGBC announce new partnership

The world’s leading built environment organisations announce the first building quality and performance partnership of its kind BRE and USGBC will partner to deliver global market solutions to raise sustainability
Dementia Home Living Room

BRE and Loughborough University complete first phase refurbishment of Dementia-friendly demonstration home

Download images here The first phase of a new ‘dementia-friendly’ home on BRE’s Watford Innovation Park, has been completed, having been further developed in partnership by BRE – the leading
BRE awards Allen & Overy LLP SABRE ‘Excellent’ Certification for One Bishops Square

BRE awards Allen & Overy LLP SABRE ‘Excellent’ Certification for One Bishops Square

The headquarters of Allen & Overy LLP - the international law firm - has achieved In-Use certification to SABRE, BRE’s new security certification scheme for buildings, infrastructure and managed space.
Tesco tops inaugural Global Governance Real Estate 100 League Table

Tesco tops inaugural Global Governance Real Estate 100 League Table

Tesco tops inaugural Global Governance Real Estate 100 League Table, amidst results showing the average combined score achieved is less than 25% Tesco plc has topped the inaugural Global Governance
Marks & Spencer Group tops inaugural Global Governance FTSE 100 League Table

Marks & Spencer Group tops inaugural Global Governance FTSE 100 League Table

Marks & Spencer Group tops inaugural Global Governance FTSE 100 League Table, amidst results showing the average combined score achieved is less than 50% MARKS & SPENCER GROUP PLC has
Vietnamese Government and BRE sign agreement on sustainable infrastructure, smart cities and green buildings

Vietnamese Government and BRE sign agreement on sustainable infrastructure, smart cities and green buildings

Today in Vietnam’s capital city Hanoi, BRE signed a memorandum of understanding with the Department of Science, Technology and Environment (DOSTE) – part of Vietnam’s Ministry of Construction (VNMOC) –
BRE Group reports increased revenues at AGM

BRE Group reports increased revenues at AGM

“The BRE Group of companies delivered increased revenues of £54.1m in 2017/18, bringing a net profit of £2.1m,” said James Wates CBE, Chairman of the BRE Trust, when introducing the
2018 Annual UK Top100 Corporate Modern Slavery Influencers’ Index  rankings announced

2018 Annual UK Top100 Corporate Modern Slavery Influencers’ Index rankings announced

Index recognises individuals from all business sectors, third sector, media and academia who are influencers in raising awareness to end modern slavery and labour exploitation. Kevin Bales, Professor of Contemporary
BRE to partner with DCT for BIM training and certification rollout across the Republic of Ireland

BRE to partner with DCT for BIM training and certification rollout across the Republic of Ireland

BRE Group is a leading authority on Building Information Modelling (BIM), having been one of the pioneering organisations behind the development of BIM since the 1990s. From its recently-opened Dublin
BRE supporting Fire Door Safety Week

BRE supporting Fire Door Safety Week

Fire Door Safety week, 24-30 September, is an annual campaign by the British Woodworking Federation (BWF) supported by BRE that aims to engage and educate building owners and building users
The Power of Plants

The Power of Plants

Curtis Gubb is a PhD student at the University of Reading, UK, investigating houseplants and indoor air quality. His focus is on the impact of plants on the removal of
Gwyn Roberts, Homes and Communities lead at BRE, welcomes PM’s pledge on quality in new housing

Gwyn Roberts, Homes and Communities lead at BRE, welcomes PM’s pledge on quality in new housing

Addressing the National Housing Federation’s Annual Summit today, the Prime Minster Theresa May was keen to stress the importance of quality in housing, and in particular quality in the social

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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