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BRE urges Conservative leadership to reaffirm commitment to net zero

BRE urges Conservative leadership to reaffirm commitment to net zero

Our CEO Gillian Charlesworth has written an open letter to the Conservative leadership candidates and urged them not to abandon the nation's net zero commitments ...
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Over 4.6 million English bedrooms experience overheating during summer.

As the UK and much of Europe experiences a record-breaking heatwave, we're revisiting the most recent study on Summertime overheating. We worked with academics at Loughborough University on the largest ...
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Latest housing data finds that 1.9 million households affected by overheating

New housing data in the English Housing Survey shows that in 2020-21, 1.9 million (8%) households reported that at least one part of their home got uncomfortably hot. Almost 100% ...

Building a better Britain

Frameworks to build a better Britain: BRE’s third roundtable discussion, held in Manchester, on the question “How can Britain’s built environment tackle social exclusion?”

Watch Part 1 of the video from the day, then explore the rest of the Manchester roundtable. Learn more about our Insights series Frameworks to build a better Britain.

Help to shape the Home Quality Mark

Help to shape the Home Quality Mark

The views of industry and the public on the new Home Quality Mark (HQM), a national quality rating scheme due to begin operating in October this year, are being sought

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BRE Trust publishes latest research findings online

A report detailing some of the UK’s latest built environment research, ranging from the effects of lighting on human health to reducing waste in infrastructure projects, is now freely available.
BRE Academy collaborates with BRANZ to deliver BIM training in New Zealand

BRE Academy collaborates with BRANZ to deliver BIM training in New Zealand

The BRE Academy, the leading provider of training for the built environment is pleased to announce a new collaboration with BRANZ, an independent and impartial research, testing, consulting and information

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Innovation Park launched by BRE and partners in Gui’an, China

This press release is over six months old and the details may have been superseded. Please contact the Press Office for the latest information. Governor Ma of Gui'an New District

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BRE Academy and IEMA collaboration will bring benefits to members

BRE Academy and IEMA collaboration will bring benefits to members

Following the recently-announced collaboration between the BRE Academy and the Institute of Environmental Management & Assessment (IEMA)*, new discounts and benefits will be available from the end of July to
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BRE named Sustainable Company of the Year at Construction News Awards Dinner

This press release is over six months old and the details may have been superseded. Please contact the Press Office for the latest information. Building science centre BRE received the
Driving sustainable refurbishment and fit-out worldwide

Driving sustainable refurbishment and fit-out worldwide

The sustainability credentials of building refurbishment and fit-out projects around the world can now be assessed and recognised under BREEAM, following the launch of BREEAM International Refurbishment and Fit-Out this
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New house launch marks 10th anniversary of BRE Innovation Park

This press release is over six months old and the details may have been superseded. Please contact the Press Office for the latest information. Lord Prescott of Kingston-upon-Hull, and leading
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First contractor achieves BIM Level 2 certification

This press release is over six months old and the details may have been superseded. Please contact the Press Office for the latest information. International support services and construction group,
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BRE Academy and IEMA announce educational collaboration

BRE’s training body, the BRE Academy, and the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA)have signed an agreement that will see the partners collaborate to develop and deliver industry relevant
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Wereldhave achieves BREEAM Outstanding for Le Cap

Wereldhave’s Le Cap office building in the Saint Denis district of Paris has achieved a BREEAM Oustanding rating with a post-construction score of 91.5%. This is the third office building

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Legal & General achieves a BREEAM first

Legal & General Property’s building at 740 Waterside Drive in Bristol is the first ever building to be certificated under the BREEAM UK Refurbishment and Fit-Out scheme, the newest of

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Frameworks to build a better Britain

Frameworks to build a better Britain is a BRE series of roundtables and interviews with planners, architects, policy-makers, and construction experts about the future of the built environment.

Read our latest roundtable discussion, hosted in Manchester on the question: How can Britain’s Built Environment Tackle Social Exclusion?

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