Inspiring places: The Centre for Alternative Technology- inspire, inform, enable

The Centre for Alternative Technology (CAT) based in Mid Wales overlooks Snowdonia National Park and offers visitors the chance to explore 7 acres of interactive displays and organic gardens and enjoy the enchanting natural surroundings. CAT’s eco house demonstrates simple ideas and ways to make a household more sustainable through effective waste management, buying local … Continue reading “Inspiring places: The Centre for Alternative Technology- inspire, inform, enable”

Inspiring places: The Crystal – a Sustainable Cities Initiative by Siemens

Cities account for the biggest share of energy consumption, CO2 emissions and environmental impact, half the world’s population already lives in cities, and the number of city dwellers is rapidly growing. Extensive research has been carried out by Siemens in order to help cities identify and understand new urban challenges and highlight workable solutions. The … Continue reading “Inspiring places: The Crystal – a Sustainable Cities Initiative by Siemens”

Philippines deployment

Kiru Balson, Building Futures Group, BRE shares her experiences during a 4 week deployment to the Philippines.

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 Ricky Carvel from the BRE Centre for Fire Safety Engineering at the University of Edinburgh at the 16th International Symposium on Aerodynamics, Ventilation and Fire In Tunnels (ISAVFT), Seattle, USA, 15th See more at http://www.see.ed.ac.uk/fire/index.html

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, including BRE on the ECO-SEE Project “The ECO-SEE project aims to address an emerging health problem associated with modern low carbon buildings. Modern buildings have been developed to be very airtight, improving their energy efficiency … Continue reading “Research to improve well-being of building occupants”