23rd September 2022
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”
21st September 2022
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).
5th September 2022
“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”
30th August 2022
Polycab owes much of its success to its commitment to quality, combined with the ability to produce complex products on short timeframes to meet their customers’ needs.
26th August 2022
“Insulating our buildings is a simple and cost-effective solution to prevent energy bills from spiralling further and ensuring households and businesses see immediate savings year-on-year” says Gillian Charlesworth, CEO of BRE in response to the energy price cap increase.
10th August 2022
Building Research Establishment (BRE), the world-leading building science centre, has today announced it will be entering into a partnership with The Security Institute.
8th August 2022
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.
21st July 2022
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.
14th July 2022
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
14th July 2022
The use of effective fire safety equipment is of the highest importance and is instrumental in saving lives and protecting property.