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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 ...
Wellness – Blog by Gillian Charlesworth

Wellness – Blog by Gillian Charlesworth

As a newcomer to BRE, I’m really looking forward to getting to grips with what you - our customers and ...
What’s the condition of your housing stock?

What’s the condition of your housing stock?

Understanding this is key to ensuring occupiers are not suffering ill health as a result of poor conditions Where do ...

Biophilic design – health and wellbeing in buildings

How we bring biophilic design into buildings and use it to enhance people’s lives is one of today’s most exciting ...
Burton Safes: safe with LPS 1175 Issue 8

Burton Safes: safe with LPS 1175 Issue 8

Burton Safes are proud to have over 30 products with LPS 1175 certification and are now delighted to be the ...
Re-establish human relationships with the natural world

Re-establish human relationships with the natural world

Continue exploiting natural resources until they are gone, or regenerate them and re-establish human relationships with the natural world – ...
Consultation now live for new flood products standard

Consultation now live for new flood products standard

The British Standards Institution (BSI) are currently undertaking a public consultation exercise to gather feedback on the draft of the ...
News Update from BRE’s Housing and Health Team – April 2019

News Update from BRE’s Housing and Health Team – April 2019

Care and Repair England BRE’s Helen Garrett was invited to attend a CRE Older People’s Housing Champions Network meeting where ...
Supporting the QSAND Tool - Meet Pallavi.

Supporting the QSAND Tool – Meet Pallavi.

The QSAND team has been very lucky to work with various talented and dedicated individuals in developing our capacity to ...
How much traceability is enough?

How much traceability is enough?

‘Momentum building for cattle traceability’ according to Beef Magazine. The New York Times is asking 'Will blockchain fix the mineral ...
Reconstruction following Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda)  –  A Review of a QSAND Application in the Philippines

Reconstruction following Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda)  –  A Review of a QSAND Application in the Philippines

Super Typhoon Haiyan, known locally as Yolanda, struck the Philippines in November 2013. It is considered one of the strongest ...
Research and Development in Disaster Response – A focus of the Working Together for Disaster Relief Conference

Research and Development in Disaster Response – A focus of the Working Together for Disaster Relief Conference

Effective collaboration between the private and humanitarian sectors is important in post-disaster response and recovery. It can help to ensure ...
Arup and Better Shelter at the Working Together for Disaster Relief Conference

Arup and Better Shelter at the Working Together for Disaster Relief Conference

The Working Together for Disaster Relief conference, taking place on the 8th February at BRE, is focused on exploring the ...
Ecology in BREEAM - the New Approach in Practice

Ecology in BREEAM – the New Approach in Practice

In 2018 we started the process of implementing the BREEAM Strategic Ecology Framework (SEF) into our UK family of schemes ...
Disaster Response in Gorkha District – Catholic Relief Service’s QSAND Application in Nepal

Disaster Response in Gorkha District – Catholic Relief Service’s QSAND Application in Nepal

In April and May 2015, Nepal was struck by a devastating earthquake and series of aftershocks that destroyed or damaged ...
HSCD - Targeting Improvements in Housing Conditions and Public Health

HSCD – Targeting Improvements in Housing Conditions and Public Health

Now used by 26 different local authorities throughout the UK, BRE's HSCD targets improvements in housing conditions and helps to ...
News Update from BRE’s Housing and Health Team – January 2019

News Update from BRE’s Housing and Health Team – January 2019

North Somerset - Customer Story To address issues in the private rented sector, North Somerset Council recently adopted a ‘Rent ...
Vantage Partners and World Vision International at the Working Together for Disaster Relief Conference

Vantage Partners and World Vision International at the Working Together for Disaster Relief Conference

The Working Together for Disaster Relief conference, taking place at BRE on the 8th February, will look at developing mutually ...
QSAND and the Sustainable Development Goals

QSAND and the Sustainable Development Goals

Through QSAND we are making a contribution to aid the achievement of several of these goals in disaster-affected communities around ...
Workshops facilitate knowledge sharing on BREEAM Wiki

Workshops facilitate knowledge sharing on BREEAM Wiki

Introduction In the past few months the environment has taken a more prominent place in the mainstream narrative. The latest ...
RedR UK and The Urban Hub at the Working Together for Disaster Relief Conference

RedR UK and The Urban Hub at the Working Together for Disaster Relief Conference

The Working Together for Disaster Relief conference, taking place at BRE’s Watford campus on 8th February 2019, is focused on ...
Enhancing Community Energy Resilience - QSAND and Loughborough University Research Collaboration

Enhancing Community Energy Resilience – QSAND and Loughborough University Research Collaboration

Goal number 7 of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is to “ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern ...
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