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We manage a range of networks designed to give construction professionals access to the latest information, guidance and research results in their areas of work, along with opportunities to develop valuable professional contacts.
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APRES is the Action Programme on Responsible and Ethical Sourcing. It is a network of industry and academic partners, open to members from all relevant organisations, committed to embedding responsible sourcing in the construction industry.
APRES acts as a centre for sharing knowledge and disseminating responsible and ethical sourcing practices, forging new research ideas and relationships, and providing advice directly to industry.
Constructing Excellence (CE) is a membership-led organisation that aims to improve industry performance in the UK and international built environment sector. The members come from all parts of the sector and its supply chain, from clients to manufacturers.
CE is a not-for-profit organisation providing a unique bridge between industry, clients, government and the research community. BRE provides strategic and membership support for CE while also acting as the main delivery partner.
Innovation Parks Network
This network began with BRE’s Innovation Park at our head office site in Watford. It is a ‘village’ of demonstration homes and other buildings where the latest in sustainable construction techniques, technologies, materials and products developed by industry partners, are tested and showcased at full scale.
This model has since been used to develop a network of innovation parks, with facilities in Scotland and China and further parks being developed in Brazil and Canada, giving the network an increasingly broad global reach. For full details please visit the Innovation Park website, and see the video below on how your innovations can be presented to a worldwide audience.
BRE owns many successful products and services that are well known and trusted in the built environment industries. These range from tools for improving sustainability, reducing waste, raising safety standards and enhancing security, to BIM services, network membership, training course delivery – and much more.
Under our Commercial Partnerships Programme, national and international partners can promote and sell, through a range of partnership agreements, BRE products and services.
The Centre for Smart Homes and Buildings
The Centre for Smart Homes and Buildings (CSHB) is a collaborative hub for industry, academia and government. It works to accelerate the use of smart products and services in the built environment, maximise the benefits for all, and address common challenges in the Internet of Things (IoT) market.
The BRE Women’s Network
The BRE Women’s Network is a coordinating group that aims to inspire and support women working in the built environment. Its purpose is to encourage women to join and remain in this industry, by promoting strength in diversity and showcasing the achievements and opportunities available to all in this sector.
UK Green Building Council
BRE is proud to be a founding member of the UK Green Building Council (UK-GBC). In the more than ten years of its existence, we have contributed extensively to the UK-GBC’s mission of promoting a more sustainable built environment. We take an active role in the UK-GBC’s member committees and working groups.