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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.

BRE appoints Piers White MBE as new Chair

BRE appoints Piers White MBE as new Chair

BRE Group has appointed Piers White MBE as its new Chair and announced that he will commence his role at the end of November 2019. He joins BRE Group for
BRE welcomes green housing revolution

BRE welcomes green housing revolution

The new green standard announced by the Housing Secretary this week, aimed at tackling climate change whilst keeping household bills low, is welcomed by BRE. Gillian Charlesworth, Chief Executive of
BRE invites construction industry professionals to discuss their fight against modern slavery

BRE invites construction industry professionals to discuss their fight against modern slavery

Ahead of BRE and Sustain Worldwide’s conference – Responsible & Ethical Leadership for Global Construction Supply Chains – we invited three construction industry professionals to discuss their fight against modern slavery.
Gillian Charlesworth leads senior built environment experts in a debate on Wales’ housing challenges

Gillian Charlesworth leads senior built environment experts in a debate on Wales’ housing challenges

BRE CEO Gillian Charlesworth leads senior built environment experts in a debate on Wales’ housing challenges as part of the ‘Frameworks to build a better Britain’ series of roundtables Main
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Over £1 billion lost every year due to false alarms

Over £1 billion lost every year due to false alarms These losses are due largely to the disruption and loss of productivity in businesses. The first research project into the
BRE Group welcomes new Non-Executive Director

BRE Group welcomes new Non-Executive Director

Recognised leader in energy, sustainable development and transport, Darran Messem, joins BRE Group, the world’s leading, multi-disciplinary building science centre with a mission to improve buildings and infrastructure, as a

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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