Gillian Charlesworth invites Wales’ policy makers and senior building experts to discuss the country’s built environment needs

On Wednesday 5th June, Gillian Charlesworth, BRE’s new CEO, will bring together 20 senior decision makers, including politicians, civil servants, expert commentators and the SME built environment community, to discuss the specific factors facing Wales’ built environment. The discussion theme of the roundtable is “Delivering on the Decarbonisation agenda in the built environment in Wales”. The … Continue reading “Gillian Charlesworth invites Wales’ policy makers and senior building experts to discuss the country’s built environment needs”

BRE Group welcomes new leadership

Gillian Charlesworth has taken up the role of CEO at BRE Group, the world’s leading building science centre. Gillian brings with her extensive experience as a transformative leader, in both the UK and internationally, and is highly respected in her field. As BRE Group’s Chief Executive, Gillian will be responsible for the organisation’s strategy and … Continue reading “BRE Group welcomes new leadership”

BRE launches book to help children better understand how adaptations in the home can help elderly relatives with dementia

BRE launches book to help children better understand how adaptations in the home can help elderly relatives with dementia World leading building science centre BRE is publishing a children’s book to explain the effects of dementia to young relatives of those with the condition. Coinciding with Dementia Action Week (20 – 26th May), “A Home to … Continue reading “BRE launches book to help children better understand how adaptations in the home can help elderly relatives with dementia”

IKEA Greenwich achieves highest BREEAM UK New Construction sustainability rating

BRE congratulates IKEA Greenwich for achieving its highest BREEAM UK New Construction sustainability rating. IKEA UK’s leading sustainable store becomes the first retail unit to achieve BREEAM* UK New Construction Post Construction rating of over 90% The store is the first IKEA branch to receive an ‘Outstanding’ BREEAM BRE – the world’s leading building science … Continue reading “IKEA Greenwich achieves highest BREEAM UK New Construction sustainability rating”

BRE gathers policy-shapers and senior building experts in Manchester to debate “How can Britain’s Built Environment Tackle Social Exclusion?”

BRE gathers policy-shapers and senior building experts in Manchester to debate “How can Britain’s Built Environment Tackle Social Exclusion?” Manchester was the third city in which BRE hosted its “What kind of a Britain are we building?” discussion events. Watch the videos of the event particpants’ interviews Download the event images Listen to the event podcast … Continue reading “BRE gathers policy-shapers and senior building experts in Manchester to debate “How can Britain’s Built Environment Tackle Social Exclusion?””

Hertfordshire IQ to create UK green business hub

Hertfordshire IQ to create UK green business hub Welwyn Garden City, Herts, March 15 2019. Hertfordshire’s Enterprise Zone was launched as Hertfordshire Innovation Quarter on 15 March, at an event for 80 guests hosted by partner Rothamsted Research. Businesses will be able to commercialise research or boost product development working with Hertfordshire IQ’s partners: UK built … Continue reading “Hertfordshire IQ to create UK green business hub”

BRE welcomes Chancellor’s Future Homes Standard announcement, but high quality new homes are needed now.

Gwyn Roberts, New Homes & Communities Lead at BRE said: “BRE welcomes the Chancellor’s proposal for a Future Homes Standard. We fully support the need for future-proofed new homes but don’t think we should wait until 2025 for them. “We need high quality homes that are fit for the future and that address societal challenges, … Continue reading “BRE welcomes Chancellor’s Future Homes Standard announcement, but high quality new homes are needed now.”