First company gets listed under new BRE Global thermal details and products certification scheme

UK insulation manufacturer Xtratherm is the first company to be included in the certification listing of the new BRE Global Certified Thermal Details and Products scheme. The scheme which was launched in March, aims to reduce the level of thermal bridging that can arise in buildings and homes causing heat loss. It certifies the ‘as … Continue reading “First company gets listed under new BRE Global thermal details and products certification scheme”

BRE Trust seeks students for 5 PhDs at Loughborough University

The largest UK charity dedicated specifically to built environment research, the BRE Trust, has announced funding for five PhDs in the School of Civil and Building Engineering at Loughborough University.  This marks the first stage in a programme of collaborative research between BRE and the university which aims to advance built environment knowledge at a time … Continue reading “BRE Trust seeks students for 5 PhDs at Loughborough University”

BRE Global Director is announced as new chair of the European Fire & Security Group

The European Fire & Security Group (EFSG) has appointed Graham Orme, BRE Global International Director, as Chairman for a three year term. EFSG is an association of established certification bodies in Europe specialising in the fire and security sectors. It provides a network of highly experienced certifiers with respected quality marks which help product and … Continue reading “BRE Global Director is announced as new chair of the European Fire & Security Group”

First BREEAM In-Use rated office building in Central Asia

This press release is over six months old and the details may have been superseded. Please contact the Press Office for the latest information. Park View Office Tower in the city of Almaty, Kazakhstan has become the first office building in Central Asia to gain a certificated rating to the internationally recognised BREEAM In-Use sustainability standard. … Continue reading “First BREEAM In-Use rated office building in Central Asia”

New BRE Trust research programme tackles built environment resilience

The largest UK charity dedicated specifically to built environment research, the BRE Trust, has announced a major three year funding programme to improve the resilience of buildings and infrastructure to the growing threats of flooding, wind damage and overheating associated with climate change.   In January 2014 parts of the UK experienced rainfall of three times … Continue reading “New BRE Trust research programme tackles built environment resilience”

Eric Pickles announces conclusion to Housing Standards Review

BRE reviews the statement from the Secretary of State in light of its implications on the Code for Sustainable Homes and shows how its recently launched voluntary standard – the Home Quality Mark – will fit within the new regulatory landscape. Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government. Eric Pickles, has announced the long awaited conclusion to … Continue reading “Eric Pickles announces conclusion to Housing Standards Review”

BRE is part of successful bid that aims to drive innovation in housing supply chain

BRE is part of consortium awarded a £22m grant from the Department of Business Innovation and Skills (BIS) to look at advanced manufacturing in the construction supply chain. The funding comes under the BIS Advanced Manufacturing Supply Chain Initiative (AMSCI) which aims to accelerate the delivery of homes, buildings and infrastructure across the UK at … Continue reading “BRE is part of successful bid that aims to drive innovation in housing supply chain”

BRE seeks solutions for improving the measurement of heat losses from solid wall homes

BRE is launching a competition to identify tools and technologies that can rapidly and accurately measure the heat losses from solid wall homes in the UK. There are over seven million solid wall homes in Great Britain that could benefit from insulation. Insulating these types of homes is one of the greatest challenges for energy … Continue reading “BRE seeks solutions for improving the measurement of heat losses from solid wall homes”