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Innovator open morning – it’s all about the conversations

Reflections on a morning spent with 5 amazing built environment start-ups. Talking to a group of innovators this morning at ...
Inspiring places: Think Low Carbon Centre

Inspiring places: Think Low Carbon Centre

Any building can be designed and made to conserve energy; Think Low Carbon is a mindset for smarter energy use ...
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Inspiring places: Dalston Eastern Curved Garden, Hackney

Once a derelict piece of land on the old Eastern Curve railway line, Dalston’s Eastern Curved Garden now lies as ...
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A knowledge standard for the construction industry

We’re working with Designing Buildings Wiki and others to develop a standard for the production of knowledge in the sector ...
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Inspiring places: Heeley City Farm; A Community Resource

Heeley City Farm is a social enterprise that has been in operation since 1981 and provides sustainability, food and farming ...
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Inspiring places: The Living Planet Centre

The Living Planet Centre aims to showcase that through the smart use of design, materials and technology, a state of ...
BRE Open Day 2015

BRE Open Day 2015

On Saturday 12 September we opened the BRE site in Watford to the public as part of Heritage Open Days ...
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Inspiring places: King’s Cross Skip Garden

The King's Cross Skip Garden is a moveable organic vegetable garden located in the middle of one of the biggest ...
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Inspiring places: Brighton Waste House- a living laboratory for ecological architectural design

The Brighton Waste House features the installation of 20,000 toothbrushes, 2 tonnes of denim jeans and 4,000 DVD cases and ...
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Inspiring places: The Centre for Alternative Technology- inspire, inform, enable

The Centre for Alternative Technology (CAT) based in Mid Wales overlooks Snowdonia National Park and offers visitors the chance to ...
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CASE Study – Murphy’s Innovation Portal

We met up with Colin Courtney at Murphy to talk about how they are capturing and sharing innovative ideas and ...
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Summary of my six-month internship at BRE

Blog by Elodie Mace, 14 August 2014 Hello all, I’m Elodie, a student of the Engineering School ‘Ecole Centrale de ...
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Inspiring places: The Crystal – a Sustainable Cities Initiative by Siemens

Cities account for the biggest share of energy consumption, CO2 emissions and environmental impact, half the world’s population already lives ...
From Bridges to Robots – The Facility’s Innovation Journey

From Bridges to Robots – The Facility’s Innovation Journey

In our latest innovation interview, supported by the Knowledge Transfer Network, we caught up with Oliver Schneider from innovation-led architectural ...
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Philippines deployment

Kiru Balson, Building Futures Group, BRE shares her experiences during a 4 week deployment to the Philippines ...
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Meeting Construction 2025 Targets

Meeting Construction 2025 Targets – the positive impact of BRE Group products and services In July 2013, the Government published: ...

Plastic Electronics to Building Products – Polysolar Building Integrated Transparent Solar Glass

Market understanding, long term commitment and collaboration again emerge as the critical factors in successful innovation in the sector. We ...

Opening kantoor Deloitte The Edge Amsterdam

Nice video from the official opening #BREEAM Outstanding digitally driven The Edge, Amsterdam, with BRE Director of BREEAM @GavinDunn2 ...
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Exchange student from Brazil sharing his placement experiences at BRE

Guilherme Collevatti - An exchange undergraduate student sharing his experience while researching Modern Methods of Construction to enable innovative, sustainable ...

Innovation Learning from Skanska

In the latest in our series of innovator interviews, we caught up with Sam Stacey, Skanska’s Head of Innovation. Skanska ...
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The impact of built environment on wellbeing

Research competition by BRE & UBM highlights the many ways in which our built environment shapes our health and wellbeing ...
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Construction Sector Potential for High Value Manufacturing Technologies

BRE coordinated a workshop with Innovate UK  and the Institute for Manufacturing a number of key areas were identified where ...

When art and science combine Bio-Digital Cladding emerges

In the second in our series of innovator interviews, supported by the Knowledge Transfer Network, we met up with Marco ...
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What can we learn from successful innovators?

In 2014 the BRE Innovation Network explored the process of innovation within the built environment. The series will look at ...
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BRE Scotland wins at Green Apple Awards

BRE’s Innovation Park in Ravenscraig scooped a top accolade at yesterday’s Green Apple Awards in Edinburgh which recognise, reward and ...