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Discover our latest thinking, informed by our independent research and analysis.

Navigating urbanisation: a focus on better standards for indoor air quality

Urbanisation
Indoor air quality

Navigating urbanisation: a focus on better standards for indoor air quality

More than half of the global population now live in built-up areas. Standards for indoor environmental quality can guide us towards healthier indoor spaces.

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video flame detectors
LPCB

The journey from research to test standard for video flame detectors

How SmartWaste enhances Modern Methods of Construction (MMC)
SmartWaste

How SmartWaste enhances Modern Methods of Construction (MMC)

SmartWaste
SmartWaste

SmartWaste V11: paving the way to net zero carbon and sustainability in construction

Environmental
Insights

Environmental Declarations for Construction with BRE

Urbanisation
Insights

Navigating urbanisation: a focus on better standards for indoor air quality

Heat
Insights

How to meet net zero by changing the way homes are heated

 Policy
Insights

BRE's response to changes to the National Planning Policy Framework

net zero
Insights

BRE responds to the government's net zero review

 spring statement
Insights

What does the spring statement mean for the built environment?

Decarbonising
Insights

How decarbonising the built environment is the key to meeting net zero

Levelling
Insights

BRE’s response to the Levelling Up White Paper

CEO
Insights

BRE's CEO optimistic for 2022 following a challenging year

Fuel
Insights

Fuel poverty and its impact on domestic energy consumption in England

building
Insights

Does the UK heat and buildings strategy go far enough?

net zero
Insights

Why we must act now on net zero

population
Insights

Challenges for the built environment: an ageing population

Finance
Insights

Sustainable finance: why investors cannot afford to be left behind

Alarm
Insights

Researching when optical smoke detectors and alarms should be replaced

Fire
Insights

Fire fatalities in Scotland and recommendations to help reduce them

timber
Insights

Predicting the service life of timber structures

Fire
Insights

First phase review of fire fatalities and injuries in Scotland

Alarm
Insights

BRE research into the effectiveness of visual alarm devices

Fire
Fire safety testing

BRE finds new ways to test video flame and video smoke detectors

Alarm
Insights

An investigation into the effectiveness of visual alarm devices

alarm
Insights

BRE analyses the impact of false fire alarms

Smoke detector
Insights

How to characterise smoke from materials and evaluate smoke detectors

Maldives
Insights

BREEAM return from talks regarding further work in the Maldives

Plants
Insights

How indoor plants have a positive impact on our health

Health
Insights

Biophilic office design: putting people's health and wellbeing first

future
Insights

Predictions for the future: tech and its impacts on society

dampness
Insights

Diagnosing the causes of dampness in buildings

Overheat
Insights

Guidance to help combat the challenges of overheating in dwellings

Fire safety testing

New tests examine sprinkler systems on mobility scooter fires

Pre-demolition
Insights

How pre-demolition & pre-refurbishment audits aid resource efficiency

fire door
Insights

A guide to fire door safety

Smoke
Fire safety testing

Smoke detector research to find if current tests are adequate

Steel
Insights

How to correctly identify different grades of stainless steel

alarms
Insights

Causes of false alarms and identifying measures to reduce them

Stress
Insights

Movement joints and stress relief in concrete screed to prevent cracks

triple glazing
Insights

BRE examine whether triple glazing is really better than double

Fire safety
Insights

BRE looks at the importance of holistic fire safety management

Solar
Insights

Solar panel systems and fire safety

Construction
Insights

Why you should comply with Regulation 38 of the building regulations

exits
Insights

Making multi-storey buildings exits safer in the event of a fire

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