Tools, training and standards for construction professionals
Knowledge gained from research funded by the profits earned through our client services, is used to create and develop branded products that help construction professionals meet today’s challenges.
A number of these products, designed to enhance training, sustainability, quality, efficiency, safety, security, health and more, are listed below.
Our experts and industry partners develop quality on-line and classroom-based training courses and learning materials. These are delivered through our training arm, the BRE Academy, and have already benefited more than 20,000 students and professionals. We deliver courses from BIM to fire to sustainability.
Perhaps the best known of our brands, BREEAM is the trusted mark of sustainability for buildings and communities in 77 countries around the world. BREEAM empowers those who commission, design, construct and manage buildings, infrastructure and communities to achieve their sustainability goals.
CEEQUAL is the sustainability assessment, rating and awards scheme for civil engineering projects. Part of BRE since 2015, CEEQUAL operates alongside BREEAM, bringing together the world’s leading sustainability assessment methods for buildings, masterplanning and infrastructure.
CEEQUAL promotes and celebrates the achievement of high environmental and social performance in civil engineering, infrastructure, landscaping and public realm projects.
Home Quality Mark
The Home Quality Mark (HQM) is the badge of a better home. It enables house builders to showcase the quality of their homes, and to distinguish them from other houses on the market.
The Loss Prevention Certification Board (LPCB) works with industry and government to set the standards needed to ensure that fire and security products and services perform effectively.
LPCB’s Loss Prevention Standards (LPS) are widely recognised and applied in fire and security sectors around the world. LPCB offers third-party certification confirming that products and services have met and will continue to meet these standards.
SABRE will help you improve the security of your buildings and infrastructure. It impartially measures and evaluates security against a range of potential threats, and awards an independent, security risk management rating – the SABRE Assurance Rating.
SmartSite is the data and information platform for the construction industry. SmartSite brings a range of digital products and resources that will help improve safety, efficiency and sustainability.
The platform includes
YellowJacket to help you increase health and safety on construction projects
SmartWaste to help you cut development costs and environmental impacts
The BRE Bookshop is the leading online bookstore for the construction, built environment and related sectors with over 40,000 publications across more than 60 of the industry’s major publishers.
Tools and Utilities
BRE LINA is an online life cycle assessment (LCA) tool that gives product manufacturers access to LCA data and a route to Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs).
Excess Cold Calculator (XCC)
XCC helps environmental health practitioners and technical officers to assess excess cold in homes, providing estimated running costs and information on the adequacy of heating systems.
Domestic Annual Heat Pump System Efficiency (DAHPSE) Estimator
Select and compare real makes and models of heat pumps to aid in design choices.
Housing Health Cost Calculator (HHCC)
HHCC calculates the health costs of hazards in homes, and the savings made where these have been addressed.
Low Impact Sustainability Tool (LIST)
LIST focuses on reducing the environmental impacts of shopfittings – display and shelving equipment – in shops.