Higher building standards and renewable electricity generation are also leading to reductions in CO2 emissions from the day-to-day, operational energy used in buildings. However, construction industry stakeholders are increasingly focused on reducing embodied carbon as a critical issue in delivering a decarbonised built environment.
The UK government published its Levelling Up White Paper. Our CEO, Gillian Charlesworth commented: “We welcome the White Paper’s intention to improve people’s wellbeing and standards of living by enhancing the quality of the UK’s housing stock. We are pleased to see recognition of the links between the economy, health, and the built environment but … Continue reading “Our response to the Levelling Up White Paper”
According to BRE research, sixty two percent of British home owners wouldn’t feel at all confident explaining how a heat pump works and in Autumn 2022 a UK government survey found that 50% of people know little, or hardly anything, about the need to change the way homes are heated to meet net zero.
Only by understanding the full carbon impact of all planned developments, including embodied and operational carbon emissions, can the planning system begin to incentivise carbon neutral or – even better – carbon positive building.
Tuesday 2 February 2022 saw the publication of the UK Government’s long-awaited Levelling Up White Paper, setting out its plans to “spread opportunity and prosperity
The UK Government has published the review of net zero targets and policy by former minister Chris Skidmore MP, which BRE fed into. The review is comprehensive, with sensible and far reaching recommendations, as well as a realistic assessment of the benefits – and costs – of pursuing net zero.
Aesthetics is a branch of philosophy concerning studies on the nature and expression of beauty or taste. The aesthetics of a building is one of the principal aspects considered in architecture. Changes in the appearance of materials can differ due to kinetics of the responses related to the material resistance as well as due to intensity of the degrading factors.
says Breana Wheeler, BRE’s Director of US Operations The recent Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) climate report has not only highlighted that global temperatures are likely to rise above all expectations but stressed how critical it is to meet the 1.5-degree target urgently. This has global repercussions and in the US, even the moderate … Continue reading “Why we must act now on net zero”