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Gillian Charlesworth CEO at BRE

Retrofitting our building stock is an immediate and cost effective solution to the energy price crisis

Gillian Charlesworth, CEO of the Building Research Establishment (BRE), commented on the Chancellor’s fiscal statement made on 23 September 2022. “We were disappointed to see that today’s mini-budget contained no ...
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BRE’s BIM certification scheme amongst the first to achieve UKAS accreditation

Building Research Establishment (BRE), the world-leading building science centre, has today announced that its “ISO 19650-2:2018 Information Management Certification for Businesses using BIM” scheme, which is used by organisations across the ...
Gillian Charlesworth CEO at BRE

Gillian Charlesworth, CEO of the Building Research Establishment (BRE), comments on today’s leadership election result

“The new UK Government must ramp up its action on climate change – and central to this should be driving a green transition in the built environment. We were pleased ...

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 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 –
BRE announces winners of the BREEAM Awards 2019

BRE announces winners of the BREEAM Awards 2019

Bloomberg UK scoops regional award – Western Europe. Unilever Food Innovation Centre awarded People’s Prize Buildings for Tomorrow named Assessors of the Year Download images from the BREEAM Awards 2019
How can Britain build a successful, lasting Built Environment Strategy for Scotland? — Frameworks to build a better Britain

How can Britain build a successful, lasting Built Environment Strategy for Scotland? — Frameworks to build a better Britain

Frameworks to build a better Britain: BRE's second roundtable discussion, held in Edinburgh, on the question “How can Britain build a successful, lasting Built Environment Strategy for Scotland?”
How can Britain build a successful, lasting Industrial Strategy for Scotland’s Built Environment?

How can Britain build a successful, lasting Industrial Strategy for Scotland’s Built Environment?

BRE Leads Scotland’s Policy-makers and Senior Building Experts’ Debate on: “How can Britain build a successful, lasting Industrial Strategy for Scotland’s Built Environment?” Niall Trafford, CEO of BRE and senior
BRE convenes Policy-makers and Building Experts in Manchester to Debate “Social Exclusion and Urban ‘Cold Spots.”

BRE convenes Policy-makers and Building Experts in Manchester to Debate “Social Exclusion and Urban ‘Cold Spots.”

BRE convenes Policy-makers and Senior Building Experts in Manchester to Debate “Social Exclusion and Urban Cold Spots.” Senior policy-makers, building experts, academics, and commentators will gather in Manchester on 28th February,
Appointment of new BRE Group CEO

Appointment of new BRE Group CEO

I am pleased to announce that, after a comprehensive industry wide executive search over the past year, BRE has identified a new Group Chief Executive to take the business into
Beyond Brick Walls — Frameworks to build a better Britain

Beyond Brick Walls — Frameworks to build a better Britain

Frameworks to build a better Britain: BRE's first roundtable discussion, held in London, on the question “What Kind of Britain are we building?”
Concerned about the level of risk from fire? Personal Protection Systems can reduce home fire risks for vulnerable people.

Concerned about the level of risk from fire? Personal Protection Systems can reduce home fire risks for vulnerable people.

Are you responsible for vulnerable people? BRE’s Nigel Firkins explains more about safeguarding your charges. A Personal Protection System (PPS) is a local application watermist fire suppression system targeting individuals

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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