Sustainability

Greater sustainability and its many benefits can be achieved for all buildings, homes, organisations and communities.

Internationally recognised as the developers of sustainability standards codes and methodologies (such as BREEAM) for buildings, homes, communities and infrastructure, our expert team offers a comprehensive range of sustainability services. We can also help to reduce the environmental impact of construction processes, materials and operations, and provide leading edge information and advice on all aspects of the sustainability of:

BES 6001 update:
14 December 2017

The Framework Standard for Responsible Sourcing (BES 6001), developed by BRE Global – along with an independent third-party certification scheme – provides manufacturers with a means by which their products can be independently assessed and certified as being responsibly sourced.

A draft of the planned update to BES 6001 2016 (Issue 3.1) will be explored at this stakeholder discussion. Designed to take account of your views and answer any queries – take part in the standard’s development by booking your place on this free event.

Individual buildings – we offer sustainable design, construction and management advice for all types of buildings. Experience gained in developing BREEAM and managing the BRE Innovation Park equips us to help you improve the sustainability of your buildings, and to support you in achieving best practice standards.

Communities – we have developed tools such as BREEAM Communities to enable planners and development teams to address sustainability from an early stage.

Infrastructure – we operate two successful sustainability assessment and certification schemes for infrastructure – BREEAM Infrastructure and CEEQUAL – which will ultimately be developed into a single best practice standard for all civil engineering projects.

Organisations – our long-established expertise can help you to deliver your business in ways that are environmentally and economically beneficial, as well as being attractive to customers, staff and investors.

Materials, products and services – the Green Guide to Specification provides details of the life cycle environmental impacts of construction materials and components, and the Green Book is a free online database of products and services. These resources and our advisory services will provide the information needed to specify for reduced environmental impact.

Waste – Our waste reduction experts and tools (such as SMARTWaste) will help you to draw up site waste management plans and cut costs by reducing wastes incurred during construction and use of the building.

Energy management services – covering every aspect of energy use in individual buildings and whole developments. Our advisory services include design advice, product testing, post-occupancy evaluation and sustainability audits.

Training and publications – high quality training courses from the BRE Academy and publications (available at www.brebookshop.com) are delivered and produced by world renowned experts on all aspects of sustainability.

Call us on 0333 321 88 11 if you would like to know more about our sustainability services or need help with a specific sustainability issue – or email enquiries@bre.co.uk