BRE introduces new test programme and guidance for low carbon cements

May 24th, 2016|Categories: cement, Concrete, Low Carbon, Materials, News, Testing/Certification|Tags: |

BRE is now offering testing services related to new performance standard PAS 8820, which has been developed for manufacturers, specifiers and designers of concrete containing alkali-activated cementitious material (ACCM*). Designed to encourage the use of AACMs in the construction industry because of their low carbon and improved fire resistance properties and resistance to chemicals and other [...]

The Zero Bills Home, the house of the future?

May 19th, 2016|Categories: BRE Buzz, Energy Efficiency, housing, innovation park, iPark, Low Carbon, Video, zero bills home|Tags: |

One of the newest builds on the BRE’s Innovation Park in Watford, the Zero Bills Home, was launched earlier this year. It is the brainchild of zero carbon pioneer Bill Dunster, the founder of ZedFactory and creator of one of the first low carbon developments in the UK, the BedZED project. Zero Bills is a timber [...]

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