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”
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”
Kiru Balson, Building Futures Group, BRE shares her experiences during a 4 week deployment to the Philippines.
Research competition by BRE & UBM highlights the many ways in which our built environment shapes our health and wellbeing. Investigating the intrinsic link between physical environment and social outcomes is a growing research theme in building science. There are many examples of both positive and negative impacts of the built environment on the health … Continue reading “The impact of built environment on wellbeing”
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
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”
A recent interview with BRE’s Group Research Director Deborah Pullen, looks at the work of the BRE Trust, its major achievements to date, its future focus and how to get involved in its programme of activities.
Professor Albert Simeoni, Former BRE Research Chair of Fire Safety Engineering at the University of Edinburgh talks of his forthcoming presentation: Understanding how wildland fires spread and qualifying their impact.