3rd May 2022
BRE, the world-leading building science centre, has today announced a new project with BEIS to improve and modernise the methodology used to measure the energy and environmental performance of UK homes.
11th April 2022
BRE has today announced the appointment of Eloise Francis as its new Director of Innovation. In her new role, Eloise will be responsible for driving innovation, research, and technical excellence at BRE.
24th March 2022
Following the Chancellor’s Spring statement, BRE’s CEO Gillian Charlesworth commented: “Measures to support households through the cost-of-living crisis are welcome.”
23rd March 2022
BRE has revealed the winners of its annual BREEAM Awards, announced at the BREEAM Summit and Awards 2022.
9th November 2021
BRE report – â€˜The Cost of Poor Housing in Englandâ€™ – quantifies the cost burden to the NHS caused by hazards arising from poor quality homes in England Findings reveal that 2.6 million homes in England – 11% of the countryâ€™s housing stock – are categorised as â€˜poor qualityâ€™ and therefore hazardous to occupants Most … Continue reading “BRE report finds poor housing is costing NHS Â£1.4bn a year”
13th May 2021
As the UK marks Mental Health Awareness Week, BRE and the Design in Mental Health Network (DIMHN) have launched a world-first testing scheme for construction products used in mental health care facilities has launched today, offering vulnerable patients more protection from self-harm and better environments more conducive to recovery. The scheme offers comprehensive testing guidance … Continue reading “BRE and Design in Mental Health Network launch world-first testing scheme”
4th November 2019
A government-sponsored competition is inviting housing providers, designers and others to submit proposals for the design and delivery of new homes, responding to two Grand Challenges affecting future housing need: an ageing society and clean growth. The competition will be run by a consortium led by BRE, with partners, Design Council and MOBIE. Home of … Continue reading “BRE helps to launch Home of 2030 competition to address the grand challenges of future housing needs”
8th October 2019
BRE Group has appointed Piers White MBE as its new Chair and announced that he will commence his role at the end of November 2019. He joins BRE Group for the next three years at a time when the built environment industry is going through an exciting period of change and innovation. Mr White brings … Continue reading “BRE appoints Piers White MBE as new Chair”
22nd August 2019
BRE CEO Gillian Charlesworth leads senior built environment experts in a debate on Walesâ€™ housing challenges as part of the â€˜Frameworks to build a better Britainâ€™ series of roundtables Main topics covered: The challenging economic times in South Wales â€“ highlighted by uncertainties at Port Talbot Low productivity â€“ the Gross Value Added figures for … Continue reading “Gillian Charlesworth leads senior built environment experts in a debate on Walesâ€™ housing challenges”
15th July 2019
Recognised leader in energy, sustainable development and transport, Darran Messem, joins BRE Group, the worldâ€™s leading, multi-disciplinary building science centre with a mission to improve buildings and infrastructure, as a Non-Executive Director. The BRE Group is the commercial subsidiary of the BRE Trust. Chris Earnshaw, Chairman BRE Group commented. â€œDarran, as an experienced company director … Continue reading “BRE Group welcomes new Non-Executive Director”