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The Security Institute becomes the new scheme operator for SABRE, as part of new plans announced by BRE

Building Research Establishment (BRE), the world-leading building science centre, has today announced it will be entering into a partnership with The Security Institute ...
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 ...

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 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
BRE and GRESB partner to promote sustainability in commercial real estate

BRE and GRESB partner to promote sustainability in commercial real estate

BRE, the organisation responsible for the BREEAM green building certification scheme, has announced its partnership with GRESB, the leading global sustainability benchmark for real estate portfolios. Collaboration between the two
BREEAM consults on new scheme for international refurbishment and fit-out projects

BREEAM consults on new scheme for international refurbishment and fit-out projects

A draft of the latest in the BREEAM family of sustainability assessment schemes for buildings, BREEAM International Refurbishment and Fit-Out 2015, has been published for consultation. Launched on 10 March

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World class sustainable buildings celebrated at the BREEAM Awards 2015

World class sustainable buildings celebrated at the BREEAM Awards 2015

This press release is over six months old and the details may have been superseded. Please contact the Press Office for the latest information. Some of the best performing buildings

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Key future city challenges are tackled by BRE Trust research programme

Key future city challenges are tackled by BRE Trust research programme

The BRE Trust has issued a report on the results of its three year Future Cites research programme, created in recognition of the complex challenges facing urban development in the
New Home Quality Mark puts consumers at the heart of house building

New Home Quality Mark puts consumers at the heart of house building

Leading building science centre BRE introduces a national quality mark for new housing that will transform the way consumers choose the homes they buy and rent and allow house builders
New guidance released on bridging the energy performance gap in buildings

New guidance released on bridging the energy performance gap in buildings

A new report produced by the BRE Trust and the Energy Services and Technology Association aims to help facilities managers and building operators bridge the energy performance gap in their
BRE Global and US-based certification body to mutually recognise Environmental Product Declarations

BRE Global and US-based certification body to mutually recognise Environmental Product Declarations

The agreement will support transparency between certification bodies and promote comparability of EPD in the worldwide marketplace. Built environment certification body BRE Global and UL Environment, a research and standards
BREEAM buildings take centre stage at CIBSE Building Performance Awards

BREEAM buildings take centre stage at CIBSE Building Performance Awards

Four BREEAM projects are recognised in the prestigious performance-based Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) awards. Focused on actual, measured performance, not design intent, the CIBSE Awards acknowledge the

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BRE collaborates with US energy efficiency retrofit specialist Green Generation Solutions

BRE collaborates with US energy efficiency retrofit specialist Green Generation Solutions

This press release is over six months old and the details may have been superseded. Please contact the Press Office for the latest information. Collaboration will help more UK and

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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