Today’s Budget contained welcome changes to business rates – but showed that there is still much that could to be done to address the challenges of the climate emergency in the built environment. BRE’s CEO Gillian Charlesworth commented: “Although we are disappointed not to see some of the policies we hoped would complement last week’s … Continue reading “BRE welcomes Budget business rates reforms”
Responding to the UK Government’s Heat and Buildings Strategy, Gillian Charlesworth, CEO, Building Research Establishment (BRE), commented: â€śThe Heat and Buildings Strategy is a good start, though it doesnâ€™t provide the full set of policies we need to get the built environment on track for net zero. “Moving away from gas for home heating is … Continue reading “BRE responds to Heat and Buildings Strategy”
Eighteen industry leaders including AECOM and Arup have committed to being a Supporter of NABERS UK, the energy efficiency programme for office buildings, that is administered by BRE.
NABERS UK energy efficiency rating scheme for offices launches to enable more businesses to meet net zero
The world-leading energy rating scheme for UK officesÂ â€“ NABERS UK Energy for Offices – is now available. Administered by BRE, the scheme will enable asset owners, operators and managers to assess and improve the energy efficiency of the office buildings in their portfolio.
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 for an extra year until 1st January 2023. UKCA marking enables manufacturers to demonstrate that their products have met … Continue reading “BRE welcomes extension to UKCA marking deadline”
BRE is helping care home providers to boost the energy efficiency of their buildings, with a new online tool that recommends ways for care homes to save energy, reduce bills and access green funding. Commissioned by the department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, BRE has created the Care Home Energy Efficiency Tool. This free … Continue reading “BRE launches free energy efficiency tool for care homes”
In 2013, Greg Barker, the then Minister State for Energy and Climate Change officially opened the BRE National Solar Centre, the UK solar industry was flourishing with approximately 8,800 new PV systems being installed every month adding over 1.1GW of capacity within the year. A lot has changed for solar over the last 5 years.Â … Continue reading “5 years on and the futures bright for BRE National Solar Centre”
Following a successful campaign to reduce false fire alarms, Gatwick Airport called on BRE experts to review its false alarm data and identify ways of further cutting these incidents. They were able to make recommendations and propose an operational process to address the remaining false alarms. Read more here