Vesteda, a Dutch residential investor has achieved the single largest real estate sustainability certification in the world, through BRE’s leading certification scheme, BREEAM.
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.
BRE launches an expansion to NABERS UK Energy for Offices – the leading energy efficiency rating scheme for existing office building to include Whole Building and Tenancy ratings.
BRE calls for a longer term approach to support planning and investment, as UK Government announces climate strategy
BRE responds to the UK Government’s climate strategy, with Gillian Charlesworth, CEO of BRE commenting that “although there are welcome steps towards certainty for business, a longer term approach to support planning and investment is still not fully in place.”
Help us push for a net zero future and inform the development of the UK Net Zero Carbon Buildings Standard
The UK Net Zero Carbon Buildings Standard coalition, which includes BRE, is calling for evidence from UK built environment industry practitioners.
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 Sustainable Energy Association (SEA) and Partners’ latest report ‘A Technology-Agnostic Approach to Heat and Buildings Policy’, that has been supported by BRE, details the benefits of a technology-agnostic approach to decarbonising buildings; tailoring solutions to achieve the best outcomes.
Breakthrough technology at BRE will show how businesses can reduce costs as flexible energy market booms
The Building Research Establishment (BRE), has announced a collaboration with Power Transition to host a Smart MicroGrid Demonstrator at BRE’s Science Park in Watford.
1. In 1940 Barnes Wallis created a small scale replica of the Mohne Dam on the BRE site to trial out his famous bouncing bombs. The prototype still exists today. 2. BREEAM is the world first environmental scheme for buildings – Since its inception 20 years ago, over 818 943 homes and 22 972 buildings … Continue reading “10 things you might not know about the BRE Group”
BRE has welcomed the extension to the UK Conformity Assessed (UKCA) marking deadline, announced by government on 24 August 2021. The transition period to obtain UKCA marking to demonstrate compliance with product regulations has been extended until 30th June 2025. UKCA marking enables manufacturers to demonstrate that their products have met UK product standards and … Continue reading “BRE welcomes extension to UKCA marking deadline”