Appointment of new BRE Group CEO

I am pleased to announce that, after a comprehensive industry wide executive search over the past year, BRE has identified a new Group Chief Executive to take the business into its next chapter. Gillian Charlesworth, currently a member of the Global Executive team of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), will take up her … Continue reading “Appointment of new BRE Group CEO”

Concerned about the level of risk from fire? Personal Protection Systems can reduce home fire risks for vulnerable people.

Are you responsible for vulnerable people? BRE’s Nigel Firkins explains more about safeguarding your charges. A Personal Protection System (PPS) is a local application watermist fire suppression system targeting individuals to specifically protect from the threat of fire. These systems were developed in response to analysis of fatal fires in dwellings, where many victims had … Continue reading “Concerned about the level of risk from fire? Personal Protection Systems can reduce home fire risks for vulnerable people.”

BRE announces partnership with CSUS Green Building Research Centre

BRE and CSUS-GBRC (CSUS Green Building Research Centre) have announced a partnership that will deepen the mutual understanding of each other’s green building scheme. Eventually, the two organisations will strive to achieve the conversion of the corresponding scores and mutual recognition of the two standards. The signing ceremony was held on 17th Jan 2019 in … Continue reading “BRE announces partnership with CSUS Green Building Research Centre”

RHS joins The Biophilic Office as a dissemination partner

The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS), one of the world’s largest gardening charities, has joined The Biophilic Office project as the latest dissemination partner. Founded in 1804 to inspire passion and excellence in the science, art and practice of horticulture, the RHS vision is to enrich everyone’s life through plants and make the UK a greener and more … Continue reading “RHS joins The Biophilic Office as a dissemination partner”

IBPC joins The Biophilic Office project

The International Biodiversity & Property Council IBPC (Le Conseil International BiodiversitĂ© & Immobilier, CIBI) has joined The Biophilic Office project as the latest dissemination partner. Based in Paris and with 80 members, IBPC represents leading organisations in urbanism, ecology, construction and real estate. Its goal is to promote urban biodiversity and human-nature relationship in real … Continue reading “IBPC joins The Biophilic Office project”

BRE Response to the National Planning Policy Framework Consultation

The National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) sets out the government’s policy for local planning practitioners and stakeholders.  This includes the way in which local (and neighborhood) plans are developed and applications assessed, and also direction in respect to local policy ambition and requirements for issues such as health, security, climate change, housing etc. Like many … Continue reading “BRE Response to the National Planning Policy Framework Consultation”