The BRE Trust commissions BRE, our university partners and other partners to investigate new challenges and opportunities, providing the evidence-based data and information that industry needs to ensure a healthy, safe and sustainable built environment.

The programme focuses on:

  • Wider international context of industry and societal challenges
  • Connect and integrate with other world class researchers globally
  • Multidisciplinary approach and collaborative working to ensure outputs are shared widely.

Key Research Programme

Three key research programmes, ‘People’, ‘Properties’ and ‘Places’, provide focus points for the BRE Trust’s wide ranging activities. They particularly support the Trust’s ambition to extend its societal impact beyond the current knowledge and capabilities within BRE, and further develop partnerships with external organisations.

People


The social interaction of citizens with the built environment, exploring health, productivity, safety and wellbeing. Considering the impact of demographic changes and cultural differences on future assets.

Property


The delivery of assets which are built and operated efficiently and sustainably, increasing value to businesses who occupy them. Resource efficiency, renewable and efficient energy and adaptability to future changes of use are critical factors.

Places


The robustness and resilience of communities and cities to natural and man-made external environmental influences. Climatic effects, biodiversity and the interaction between buildings and their surroundings are a priority.

Healthy Planning Policy & Monitoring in Southwark & Lambeth

Healthy Planning Policy & Monitoring in Southwark & Lambeth

Built environment professionals are increasingly interested in the relationship between places and health. Many guidance documents are available to inform ...
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Ensuring Good Indoor Air Quality

Ensuring Good Indoor Air Quality

The indoor environment has a significant effect on the health and wellbeing of the population. People in industrialised countries spend ...
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Connected Homes

Connected Homes

Emerging smart digital solutions present the opportunity for a step change in the way that we live, work an address ...
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