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BRE Academy and IEMA collaboration will bring benefits to members

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Following the recently-announced collaboration between the BRE Academy and the Institute of Environmental Management & Assessment (IEMA)*, new discounts and benefits will be available from the end of July to members of each organisation.

Members of the BRE Academy, the leading training provider for the built environment, and IEMA, the professional body for over 15,000 environment and sustainability professionals around the world, are eligible for exclusive discounted reciprocal membership rates. This initiative is designed to help upskill members of each organization.

Existing BRE Academy members will benefit from a 15% saving on IEMA’s Affiliate Membership, discounted rates for IEMA conferences, workshops and networking sessions, and free subscription to the environment and sustainability magazine ‘the environmentalist’

Director of the BRE Academy, Pauline Traetto commenting on this agreement said ‘Supporting individuals with lifelong learning is an integral part of the BRE Academy’s vision, and this will allow our members to expand and continue their learning journey further, benefitting from additional recognition, expertise and knowledge through the IEMA membership.’

IEMA’s members will be able to join the BRE Academy for half the normal fee. They will then benefit from discounts on training courses, free access to webinars, reduced price publications from BRE and a badge of recognition showing their area of expertise.

CEO of IEMA, Tim Balcon said I am delighted that IEMA and the BRE Academy have created this important partnership, which will provide enhanced value and benefits to our Members, particularly with regards to professional recognition and transferability to building services skills across the world.”

For more information contact Linda McKeown, BRE Press Office [email protected].

Notes to Editors:

* In May 2015, the BRE Academy and IEMA announced that they had signed an agreement that would see the partners collaborate to develop and deliver industry relevant sustainability training courses


BRE is a world leading building science centre that generates new knowledge through research. This is used to create products, tools and standards that drive positive change across the built environment. BRE helps its government and private sector clients meet the significant environmental, social and economic challenges they face in delivering homes, buildings and communities. BRE is owned by the BRE Trust, a registered charity. The Trust uses the profits made by the BRE companies to fund research and education that advances knowledge of the built environment

BRE Academy

Education for excellence in the Built Environment is at the heart of the BRE Academy. We pride ourselves on providing high quality, world class training and education programmes which are developed and delivered in partnership with BRE and industry experts. We aim to: lead the industry by delivering educational excellence, address the knowledge and skills gap, develop the next generation of skilled operatives and professionals and deliver accessible and practical CPD, and lifelong learning programmes.


The Institute of Environmental Management & Assessment (IEMA) is the professional home of over 15,000 environment and sustainability professionals from around the globe. IEMA’s role is to support individuals and organisations to set, recognise and achieve global sustainability standards and practice. Our members lead and deliver sustainability in their organisations at all levels, using IEMA standards as their foundation. Equipped with their extensive knowledge and skills, they improve environmental and sustainability performance and drive competitiveness, productivity, resilience and growth. Through the services we provide, IEMA members continuously improve their knowledge, their influence and their network so that they can play a leading role in making their businesses more profitable, less wasteful and future-proof.