Gillian Charlesworth CEO at BRE

Why we welcome the Carbon Emissions Buildings bill

The Carbon Emissions Buildings Bill was introduced to parliament by MP Duncan Baker and seeks to require the whole-life carbon emissions of buildings to be reported and to set limits on embodied carbon emissions in the construction of buildings. Our CEO Gillian Charlesworth, commented:  “We strongly welcome Duncan Baker MP’s bill to regulate embodied carbon … Continue reading “Why we welcome the Carbon Emissions Buildings bill”

Gillian Charlesworth CEO at BRE

Our response to the Levelling Up White Paper

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”

BRE advises on UK Taxonomy

 BRE is advising on the development of a UK Taxonomy, which will help built environment investors make informed decisions about the sustainability of economic activities, such as new construction, renovations and property ownership.

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English Housing Survey reflects impact of pandemic

The Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities has published the English Housing Survey for 2020-2021, which is partly carried out by BRE. This year’s data reflects the impact of the pandemic, with households reporting a decline in wellbeing and an increase in loneliness.

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Costs of MMC set to drop by a third

Costs associated with modern methods of construction (MMC) could fall by a third as demand in the sector grows, reveals a new report published today by Constructing Excellence at its annual conference. Part of BRE, Constructing Excellence is a leading not-for-profit membership organisation that is driving change in the construction sector. Its report, created in … Continue reading “Costs of MMC set to drop by a third”