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BRE calls on UK government to improve the energy efficiency of Britain’s homes.

BRE is calling on government to improve consumer awareness of heat pumps, accelerate the roll-out of insulation, and invest to scale-up the heat pump market. New polling from the Building Research Establishment (BRE) has found that the majority of the public (62%) would not feel at all confident explaining how heat pump technology works.

Gillian Charlesworth CEO at BRE

BRE comments on the UK’s Energy Bill

Today’s announcement from Grant Shapps, the Business and Energy Secretary, committing to the government’s Energy Bill is a major step forward in ensuring Britain’s energy security.

Gillian Charlesworth CEO at BRE

BRE comments on the UK government’s Autumn 2022 budget statement

Following the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement announced earlier today, Gillian Charlesworth, CEO of the Building Research Establishment (BRE), commented: “Today’s announcement by the Chancellor of a new long-term ambition and funding to deliver energy efficiency across our buildings and cut energy consumption by 15% by 2030 is extremely welcome – and much-needed.

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Help test the Built Environment Carbon Database

The Built Environment Carbon Databsase is entering the testing phase to make sure that the service is fit for purpose and is aligned with industry practice. We’re now calling for built environment industry professionals to test the database with their data.    

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BRE joins over 900 organisations by signing the Race at Work Charter

BRE has joined over 900 employers in signing up to the Race at Work Charter, an initiative designed by Business in the Community (BITC) for businesses to collectively commit to improving equal opportunities for Black, Asian, Mixed Race and ethnically diverse employees in the UK.