BRE is proud to have played a major role in the development of the new English Housing Survey 2018-2019 reports. The English Housing Survey is a continuous national survey commissioned by the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG). It collects information about people’s housing circumstances and the condition and energy efficiency of housing … Continue reading “BRE proud to have played major role in new English Housing Survey 2018-19 reports”
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 assessment standard for green buildings, and an agreement with the Chinese Academy of Building Research (CABR) to collaborate on the research and application of green … Continue reading “BRE China celebrates two major milestones”
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 way decisions are made across the sector. Designed to deliver more sustainable outcomes, the Toolkit will comprise a group of four new measures to ensure … Continue reading “BRE welcomes the introduction of the Construction Innovation Hub’s new Value Toolkit”
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 the decision for colleagues to work from home where possible. This is a significant step for us and we have taken into consideration various factors … Continue reading “BRE Group statement on Coronavirus disease (COVID-19)”
In order to tackle our climate challenge, we must capitalise on consumers’ desire for more sustainable, safe, quality homes and a changing market where the financial sector are playing a key role. Policy should have a clear minimum, but equally encourage innovation to go above and beyond, bringing new technologies and techniques. It should look … Continue reading “BRE Group response to Future Homes Standard consultation”
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.