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.
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”