The QUANTUM project brought together three innovative tools new to the market to support various stages in the quality assurance journey, with the ultimate aim of reducing the performance gap between design intentions and use commonly experienced in buildings.
The four-year EU-funded research project QUANTUM investigated how the performance gap in increasingly complex buildings can be reduced with a series of pragmatic tools and services. QUANTUM set out to develop a ‘standardised commissioning process’ throughout the building’s lifecycle. A key emphasis was the importance of an independent verification of systems on behalf of the … Continue reading “QUANTUM: Closing the Performance Gap in Building Services”
The new green standard announced by the Housing Secretary this week, aimed at tackling climate change whilst keeping household bills low, is welcomed by BRE. Gillian Charlesworth, Chief Executive of BRE Group said: “We share Government’s ambition to increase the supply of green, environmentally friendly homes that people want in their local communities. With the … Continue reading “BRE welcomes green housing revolution”
Ahead of BRE and Sustain Worldwide’s conference – Responsible & Ethical Leadership for Global Construction Supply Chains – we invited three construction industry professionals to discuss their fight against modern slavery.
Over £1 billion lost every year due to false alarms These losses are due largely to the disruption and loss of productivity in businesses. The first research project into the causes of false alarms estimated that each false alarm costs businesses on average ~£2.9k. The study provided a useful snapshot of the types of false … Continue reading “Over £1 billion lost every year due to false alarms”
LPCB Security Attack Testing will once again take centre stage at this year’s IFSEC taking place at the ExCel, London between the 18th-20th June. This year’s programme of testing is more jam-packed than ever with eight security product manufacturers providing their LPCB certified products for BRE to be put through their paces. For a taster of … Continue reading “LPCB Attack Testing programme announced”
I am pleased to announce that, after a comprehensive industry wide executive search over the past year, BRE has identified a new Group Chief Executive to take the business into its next chapter. Gillian Charlesworth, currently a member of the Global Executive team of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), will take up her … Continue reading “Appointment of new BRE Group CEO”