World first biophilic design research project connects buildings with nature

July 10th, 2017|Categories: Biophilic Design, BRE Trust, Design, Health & Wellbeing, Innovation, News, Publications, Research, Sustainability|Tags: |

A live office refurbishment will provide environmental and human data as evidence for positive health and wellbeing impacts on office occupants BRE has launched The Biophilic Office project – a ground-breaking office refurbishment project that will provide quantified evidence on the benefits of biophilic design on health, well-being and productivity of office occupants. The project centres [...]

Mobility Scooter Fire Experiments

June 3rd, 2016|Categories: Burn Hall, experiments, Fire, Health and Safety, homes, News, Research, Research Partnerships, testing, Testing/Certification, Video|Tags: |

Lewisham Homes has partnered with the London Fire Brigade, BRE and the British Automatic Fire Sprinkler Association (BAFSA) to carry out tests to examine how effective residential sprinkler systems are on mobility scooter fires. Steve Kilden, Fire Safety Advisor for Lewisham Homes said: ‘A growing number of residents need to use mobility scooters.  Because of this [...]

The full cost of poor housing

May 20th, 2016|Categories: BRE Trust, Health & Wellbeing, housing, IHS BRE Press, News, poor housing, Publications, Research, Video|Tags: |

Research from BRE reveals the £18.6 billion cost of leaving England’s housing homes unimproved. Although we’ve largely eradicated the diseases associated with the slums of the Victorian era in developed countries like England, there remain a significant number of health and safety hazards in the home.  This is compounded by the fact that the UK has [...]

Materials for 3D Printing Using Drones – PhD Opportunity

May 16th, 2016|Categories: Apprentices and Graduates, BRE CICM, BRE Trust, drones, Materials, PhD, Research, Research Partnerships, Technology|Tags: |

This exciting PhD studentship will develop materials specifically for 3D printing civil engineering structures using autonomous drones.  Based at the University of Bath the candidate will form part of an interdisciplinary team of researchers at Imperial College London and University College London contributing to the objectives of the EPSRC Autonomous manufacturing grant ‘Aerial Additive Building Manufacturing: [...]

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