Greater sustainability and its many benefits can be achieved for all buildings, homes, organisations and communities.

Internationally recognised as the developers of sustainability standards, codes and methodologies (such as BREEAM) for buildings, homes, communities and infrastructure, our expert team offers a comprehensive range of sustainability services. We can also help to reduce the environmental impact of construction processes, materials and operations, and provide leading edge information and advice on all aspects of the sustainability of buildings.

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Sustainable construction of buildings

We offer sustainable design, construction and management advice for all types of buildings. Experience gained in developing the BREEAM sustainable building standard and managing the BRE Innovation Park equips us to help you improve the sustainability of your buildings, and to support you in achieving best practice standards.

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We have developed tools such as BREEAM Communities to enable planners and development teams to address sustainability from an early stage.

Visit the BREEAM Communities website


We operate a successful sustainability assessment and certification scheme for infrastructure – BREEAM Infrastructure (formerly CEEQUAL). BREEAM Infrastructure is a recognised industry leader when it comes to sustainability assessment tools for infrastructure and civil engineering projects.

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Sustainable organisations

Our long-established expertise can help you to deliver your business in ways that are environmentally and economically beneficial, as well as being attractive to customers, staff and investors.

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Materials, products and services

The Green Guide to Specification provides details of the life cycle environmental impacts of construction materials and components, and the Green Book is a free online database of products and services. These resources and our advisory services will provide the information needed to specify for reduced environmental impact.

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Waste management

Our waste reduction experts and tools (such as SmartWaste) will help you to draw up site waste management plans and cut costs by reducing wastes incurred during construction and use of the building. Visit the Smartsite page for sustainable construction methods.

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Energy management services

Covering every aspect of energy use in individual buildings and whole developments. Our advisory services include design advice, product testing, post-occupancy evaluation and sustainability audits.

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Training and publications

High quality training courses from the BRE Academy and publications available at the BRE Bookshop are delivered and produced by world-renowned experts on all aspects of sustainability.

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