Air quality, radon and airtightness – what the BRE experts say

IHS BRE Press have just released an updated series of BRE Expert Collections. These collections pull together BRE’s extensive range of publications including Digests, Good Building Guides, Good Repair Guides and Information Papers into collections relevant to practitioners today. ‘Air quality, radon and airtightness: A collection of BRE expert guidance on the design and construction … Continue reading “Air quality, radon and airtightness – what the BRE experts say”

Tiled floors with underfloor heating: A guide to minimising and repairing cracking

Information Paper from IHS BRE Press provides practical guidance for architects and specifiers. “A common cause of problems in rigid tiled flooring is cracking, associated with underfloor heating. Over the years, BRE has investigated numerous cases where stone or ceramic tiles have been laid onto a screed only for cracks to appear in the tiles … Continue reading “Tiled floors with underfloor heating: A guide to minimising and repairing cracking”

New Publication from BRE looks at integrating Life Cycle Assessment into BIM

Building information modelling life cycle assessment: An introduction to IMPACT A new information paper by author Daniel Doran considers how embodied impacts in buildings are measured and approaches to building-level life cycle assessment in BIM. The implementation of BIM opens up significant opportunities for designers and specifiers to really understand how the whole life impact … Continue reading “New Publication from BRE looks at integrating Life Cycle Assessment into BIM”

Bridging the Performance Gap

Watch our latest video where BRE researcher Andy Lewry discusses how to Bridge the Performance Gap Building Operators need clear and realistic guidance on targeting energy running costs and on the potential savings available. At their disposal are two seemingly irreconcilable indicators of performance: the EPC which provides a theoretical assessment of the asset and … Continue reading “Bridging the Performance Gap”

The secret to unlocking investment in low carbon measures

New publication: Producing the business case for investment in energy efficiency “One of the biggest obstacles to the uptake of low-carbon measures is the production of a poor business case. The Dragon’s Den scenario, in which entrepreneurs pitch their ideas to secure investment, holds in that unless the business case stacks up and can take … Continue reading “The secret to unlocking investment in low carbon measures”