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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.

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

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
BRE Trust seeks students for 5 PhDs at Loughborough University

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

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
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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

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New BRE Trust research programme tackles built environment resilience

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
Eric Pickles announces conclusion to Housing Standards Review

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

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

BRE is part of consortium awarded a ÂŁ22m grant from the Department of Business Innovation and Skills (BIS) to look at advanced manufacturing in the construction supply chain. The funding
Resilience research award has joint winners

Resilience research award has joint winners

Competing candidates for this year’s Royal Charter International Research Award for Young Constructors were of such high quality that the judges elected to have joint winners This award is presented
BRE seeks solutions for improving the measurement of heat losses from solid wall homes

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
BRE Academy collaborates with Alpin Ltd to deliver BIM training in the Middle East

BRE Academy collaborates with Alpin Ltd to deliver BIM training in the Middle East

The BRE Academy, the leading provider of training for the built environment is pleased to announce a new collaboration with global sustainable built-asset consultancy Alpin (who worked on the Masdar

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First paint products gain coveted independent environmental badge of quality

First paint products gain coveted independent environmental badge of quality

Three products from a leading UK paint manufacturer, Johnstone’s Trade, have been certificated to BRE Global’s Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) scheme in line with EN 15804 – the European standard

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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