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 measures to improve the energy efficiency of our homes and buildings. While the Government’s Energy Price Guarantee is a welcome intervention to protect vulnerable households … Continue reading “Retrofitting our building stock is an immediate and cost effective solution to the energy price crisis”

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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 world, has received accreditation from the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS).

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 to see the newly appointed Prime Minister, Liz Truss, pledging to help people insulate their homes as the UK heads towards net zero. However, we … Continue reading “Gillian Charlesworth, CEO of the Building Research Establishment (BRE), comments on today’s leadership election result”

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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 and most comprehensive study to date looking at overheating in English homes in 2021.

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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% of households with a conservatory reported being uncomfortably hot as did 63% of households with a loft conversion