We work with a wide range of public sector bodies, from expert research and analysis for central government departments, to housing stock analysis for local authorities and environmental assessments for major developments and infrastructure projects.
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How we can help
With our products and services, we help solve built environment challenges.
Net zero, climate change & sustainability
We believe that greater sustainability and its many benefits can be achieved for all buildings, homes, organisations and communities. Here is how:
BREEAM is the world’s leading science-based suite of validation and certification systems for a sustainable built environment.
The world’s first sustainability rating scheme for improving the design, construction and maintenance of infrastructure assets.
We work with national and local government, commercial and not-for-profit organisations to address defining challenges in the built environment.
Environmental product declaration (EPD)
An EPD is used to quantifiably demonstrate the environmental performance of construction products and to enable the evaluation and bench marking of whole buildings in the UK and across the globe.
Our BPS 7014 standard defines best practices for modular off-site construction assessment and will specify performance and verification requirements for offsite modular building systems in the UK residential construction.
Building safety & fire
Safety must be the primary concern of everyone designing, constructing, managing and maintaining buildings, communities and infrastructure. We offer a wide range of services to help ensure that safety risks are minimised, and regulatory requirements are met.
We have more than fifty years of experience in research and fire investigation, and one of the largest and most advanced fire experimental facilities in the UK. We investigate fires to learn lessons and improve regulations, and to examine the performance of buildings and the management of incidents.
Security testing & certification
Correctly specifying approved building security systems and products, and using design and management strategies to reduce crime, terrorist attacks and anti-social behaviour are among the issues we can help you with.
Our internationally recognised experts provide a seamless, multi-disciplinary approach to the resolution of technical disputes, technical arbitration and bespoke expert witness services.
Efficiency & data science
We provide insights through data driven services, information management and better construction practices to improve poor housing, tackle fuel poverty, target energy improvements and investment.
Business information management (BIM)
BRE offer BIM Training, BIM Certification for Businesses and BIM Certification for Individuals. Our expert team of BIM professionals work to high quality, with precise attention to detail and due diligence.
Local government data & insights
We help local government to assess the condition and performance of their housing, and to develop the most efficient and cost-effective repair, maintenance and improvement strategies.
Air quality, lighting, noise & thermal comfort
The positive impacts of good quality air, lighting and comfort on the health, wellbeing and productivity of building users are now well established. We help building developers, owners, manager and occupants to ensure that their buildings and communities meet regulatory requirements.
The environment team offers product/system testing (ventilation systems, fans, heat pumps filters), advisory services (reactive & proactive), expert witness work, mock-up and environmental chamber testing and commercial & collaborative research.
The construction team offers testing across a number of different disciplines, including acoustics & allied testing, materials testing, construction engineering, wind engineering along with construction consultancy and research.
We work with
The BRE Academy is the leading training provider for businesses and individuals working in the built environment. Our trusted built-by-BRE solutions are grounded in 100 years of experience in safety and sustainability.
Sustainability, climate change & net zero
Skills to meet your sustainability goals for all types of assets and projects, including BREEAM and CEEQUAL assessor training, net zero carbon, and NABERS.
Building information management (BIM)
Achieve efficiencies and win more clients with an international standard ISO 19650, including Essentials and Delivering Information Management courses all the way through to certification.
BREEAM Infrastructure (formerly CEEQUAL) is the world’s first sustainability rating scheme for improving the design, construction and maintenance of infrastructure assets. Our training courses teach you how to use BREEAM Infrastructure effectively to improve infrastructure.
Fire & safety
Practical courses for the most important element of design, construction, and maintenance.
Passive House is the internationally recognised, high demand performance-based energy standard in construction. This course prepares learners to become experts in sustainable construction.
A first step in upskilling to meet the retrofit demand. The course introduces learners to retrofit, equipping you with knowledge of key technical refurbishment topics that are crucial to successful retrofit programmes.
Get in touch
For more information about solutions for the public sector
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