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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.

Gillian Charlesworth invites Wales' policy makers and senior building experts to discuss the country's built environment needs

Gillian Charlesworth invites Wales’ policy makers and senior building experts to discuss the country’s built environment needs

On Wednesday 5th June, Gillian Charlesworth, BRE’s new CEO, will bring together 20 senior decision makers, including politicians, civil servants, expert commentators and the SME built environment community, to discuss the
BRE Group welcomes new leadership

BRE Group welcomes new leadership

Gillian Charlesworth has taken up the role of CEO at BRE Group, the world’s leading building science centre. Gillian brings with her extensive experience as a transformative leader, in both
BRE launches book to help children better understand how adaptations in the home can help elderly relatives with dementia

BRE launches book to help children better understand how adaptations in the home can help elderly relatives with dementia

BRE launches book to help children better understand how adaptations in the home can help elderly relatives with dementia World leading building science centre BRE is publishing a children’s book
2019 Global Governance Real Estate 100 Index

2019 Global Governance Real Estate 100 Index

John Lewis Partnership Trust improves 20% year-on-year as Tesco tops 2019 Global Governance Real Estate 100 Index for second year running Tesco Plc has retained first position in the 2019
LPCB Attack Testing programme announced

LPCB Attack Testing programme announced

LPCB Security Attack Testing will once again take centre stage at this year’s IFSEC taking place at the ExCel, London between the 18th-20th June. This year’s programme of testing is more
2019 Global Governance FTSE 100 Index

2019 Global Governance FTSE 100 Index

The 2019 Global Governance FTSE 100 Index reveals year-on-year improvements in modern slavery statements by 87% of FTSE 100 companies who have reported this year As the Home Office prepares
IKEA Greenwich achieves highest BREEAM UK New Construction sustainability rating

IKEA Greenwich achieves highest BREEAM UK New Construction sustainability rating

BRE congratulates IKEA Greenwich for achieving its highest BREEAM UK New Construction sustainability rating. IKEA UK’s leading sustainable store becomes the first retail unit to achieve BREEAM* UK New Construction
BRE gathers policy-shapers and senior building experts in Manchester to debate “How can Britain’s Built Environment Tackle Social Exclusion?”

BRE gathers policy-shapers and senior building experts in Manchester to debate “How can Britain’s Built Environment Tackle Social Exclusion?”

BRE gathers policy-shapers and senior building experts in Manchester to debate “How can Britain’s Built Environment Tackle Social Exclusion?” Manchester was the third city in which BRE hosted its “What kind
The Left Behind — Frameworks to build a better Britain

The Left Behind — Frameworks to build 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?”
Hertfordshire IQ to create UK green business hub

Hertfordshire IQ to create UK green business hub

Hertfordshire IQ to create UK green business hub Welwyn Garden City, Herts, March 15 2019. Hertfordshire’s Enterprise Zone was launched as Hertfordshire Innovation Quarter on 15 March, at an event for
BRE welcomes Chancellor's Future Homes Standard announcement, but high quality new homes are needed now.

BRE welcomes Chancellor’s Future Homes Standard announcement, but high quality new homes are needed now.

Gwyn Roberts, New Homes & Communities Lead at BRE said: “BRE welcomes the Chancellor’s proposal for a Future Homes Standard. We fully support the need for future-proofed new homes but
BRE announces Project Etopia as newest Watford Innovation Park partner

BRE announces Project Etopia as newest Watford Innovation Park partner

BRE announces Project Etopia as newest Watford Innovation Park partner Project Etopia will begin building a new weather and fire resilient demonstration home at BRE’s Watford Innovation Park. BRE –

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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