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Home Quality Mark HQM – 5 things you need to know

Home Quality Mark HQM – 5 things you need to know

During Summer, the BRE Academy launched training on the Home Quality Mark - the new national standard. To celebrate this, ...

The effect of longitudinal ventilation on tenability during egress from passenger trains in tunnels during fire emergencies

"The effect of longitudinal ventilation on tenability during egress from passenger trains in tunnels during fire emergencies." Presentation by Dr ...
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Research to improve well-being of building occupants

The BRE Centre for Innovative Materials at the University of Bath is leading a European consortium of 18 project partners, ...
BRE named Sustainable Company of the Year at Construction News Awards Dinner

BRE named Sustainable Company of the Year at Construction News Awards Dinner

BRE's leadership in sustainability was recognised at the Construction News award for Sustainable Company of the Year at a celebratory ...

Ever wanted to find out more about the work of the BRE Trust?

A recent interview with BRE’s Group Research Director Deborah Pullen, looks at the work of the BRE Trust, its major ...
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New USA Smart Cities initiatives to tackle city challenges

In case you haven't seen it, the White House has announced a number of big initiatives backed by Government funding ...
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UK leading capabilities on sustainable urbanisation

The research project was primarily desk-based looking at a wide range of publications across the multiple sectors involved in urban ...
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Demonstrating Flood Resilient Technologies

We met up with Stephen Garvin, Director of BRE’s new Centre for Resilience to discuss resilient technologies.  With increases in ...
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Connected cities start with connected homes

We met with Will Lloyd to discuss the work BRE is doing to discuss the research that BRE’s electronic security ...
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3D printed Cool Bricks

In a very modern take on an ancient cooling technique, Cool Bricks are 3D printed porous ceramic bricks that interlock ...
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Dutch Windmill to transform the Rotterdam skyline

Rising 174 metres from the sea the Dutch Windwheel will be an icon for design and technological innovation.   The building ...
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BIM’s silo mentality

Copenhagen is one of Europe’s great maritime hubs and home to Maersk, the world’s biggest container shipping company. Even so, ...
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Irregular shaped building inspires new material

At Technology4Change we often feature examples of how technologies developed for other applications such as space, automotive and telecommunications are ...
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Latest tech news from across the web

Using drones to monitor infrastructure damage Researchers at the University of New Mexico, San Diego State University, and BAE Systems ...
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Smart façades to save energy

Many glass-fronted office buildings are very energy intensive, requiring extensive heating in winter and cooling in summer to ensure comfortable ...
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Green roads made of Algae

In a bid to become less reliant on petroleum-based products, a consortium of French researchers have developed a proof of ...
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Cigarette butts: the future of energy storage

Alongside chewing gum, used cigarette butts are the scourge of pavements everywhere. Globally over 4 billion are thrown away each ...
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Energy-generating rubber

Japanese technology company Ricoh in collaboration with the Tokyo University of Science have developed a breakthrough material in the field ...
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Innovation matchmaking for commercial retrofit

The UK Green Building Council is looking for suppliers of innovative technologies for the commercial retrofit sector.  In the first ...
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Solving our sustainability challenge through innovation

Almost every large corporate and corporate estate that exists today pre-dates the age of sustainability. Modern-day giants, like Google for ...
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Zero Energy Furniture

French designers are using phase change materials to create energy saving furniture. We’ve been looking at integrating phase change materials ...
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Science and technology roundup from around the web

Dutch SolaRoad performs better than anticipated 6 months into its pilot phase the SolaRoad, consisting of 70 metres of photovoltaic ...

Tune your windows to suit your mood

Switchable smart glass has been around for a while, however the University of Cincinnati, in partnership with Hewlett Packard and ...
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New material to conquer the urban heat island effect

Researchers at the University of Technology Sydney have developed a new material that stays cooler than the ambient air temperature ...
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Creating sustainable rubber from the humble dandelion

Those of us who do battle with dandelions in our gardens every year will be pleased to know that the ...