As energy bills continue to rise, the latest fuel poverty data, which we produced for the UK Government, reveals the household groups who are most at risk.
On Wednesday 23 March, Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak MP issued his 2022 Spring Statement, setting out the state of the UK’s economy amidst rising inflation and a cost of living crisis.
Gillian Charlesworth, CEO at BRE The climate change crisis is not just about power plants and car engines: our homes and buildings play a huge role in warming our planet. In the UK, approximately a quarter of carbon emissions come from energy use in our buildings. This is a monumental problem to solve, and we … Continue reading “How decarbonising the built environment is the key to meeting net zero”
Tuesday 2 February 2022 saw the publication of the UK Government’s long-awaited Levelling Up White Paper, setting out its plans to “spread opportunity and prosperity
The UK government published its Levelling Up White Paper. Our CEO, Gillian Charlesworth commented: “We welcome the White Paper’s intention to improve people’s wellbeing and standards of living by enhancing the quality of the UK’s housing stock. We are pleased to see recognition of the links between the economy, health, and the built environment but … Continue reading “Our response to the Levelling Up White Paper”
Gillian Charlesworth, CEO at BRE As we come to the end of 2021 – a year of serious challenges probably few of us envisaged – where does sentiment currently lie in our industry? In what frame of mind do we approach 2022? With material and labour shortages and supply chain disruption likely to continue, some … Continue reading “In 2022 we must set our sights beyond compliance”
Helen Garrett, Principal Consultant, BRE The Department for Business and Energy and Industrial Strategy has published a series of reports as part of the Energy Follow Up Survey (EFUS), a research project led by BRE in collaboration with GfK, NatCen, Loughborough University and Ipsos MORI. Carried out over three years between 2017-2019, this comprehensive survey shows … Continue reading “Fuel poverty and its impact on domestic energy consumption in England”
After over a year of waiting, the UK government published the Heat and Buildings Strategy (HBS) alongside the Net Zero Strategy this week, which shows that the built environment is now the key challenge for decarbonising the UK (see figure 1). Overall direct and indirect emissions from building energy use account for about a quarter … Continue reading “The UK Heat and Buildings strategy. Does it go far enough?”
says Breana Wheeler, BRE’s Director of US Operations The recent Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) climate report has not only highlighted that global temperatures are likely to rise above all expectations but stressed how critical it is to meet the 1.5-degree target urgently. This has global repercussions and in the US, even the moderate … Continue reading “Why we must act now on net zero”
Today sees BRE begin the celebrations of its centenary as a pioneer in the built environment. First formed in 1921 to carry out research into building materials and suitable methods of construction to build homes for heroes following the First World War, BRE has helped to transform the construction industry for the better. Over the … Continue reading “BRE celebrates 100 years of world class innovation in the built environment”