BEGlobal: Challenges and opportunities of being global

October 27th, 2017|Categories: Blogs, News|Tags: |

Being global is already a reality for millions of people. Since technological barriers have been removed and movement between countries has in many ways become easier, there are numerous people, men and women, who live and work outside their country of origin or permanent residence for shorter or longer periods of time. Within the built environment [...]

Health & Wellbeing: What are the Opportunities for the Property Sector?

October 19th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: |

As part of our engagement with clients, investors and developers across the UK, BRE is running a series of breakfast briefing events on key topics for the property world. Our first event, held at the Whitworth art gallery in Manchester, brought together representatives from a range of organisations from the Manchester area, property owners, developers, occupiers [...]

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 [...]

International partnership for sustainable construction promises tangible benefits to Russian construction sector

July 7th, 2017|Categories: BREEAM, BREEAM Communities, breeam in use, BREEAM Infrastructure, BREEAM New Construction, BREEAM News, BREEAM News Page, BREEAM Refurbishment, News|Tags: |

National Research Moscow State University of Civil Engineering (MGSU) and the Russian Green Building Council (RuGBC) have today announced the launch of a partnership with BRE, the world leading multi-disciplinary building science centre. The partnership is aimed at driving sustainable best practice through knowledge share and the development of BREEAM to enhance competitiveness of projects in [...]

Travis Perkins Innovation Awards (TPIA) Winners Announcement!

September 26th, 2016|Categories: Awards, BRE Buzz, construction, Innovation, News, Technology, Travis Perkins, winners|Tags: |

In March, Travis Perkins launched the first ever Travis Perkins Innovation Awards (TPIA) and we are so excited to tell you that the results are in! We were overwhelmed with the quality and quantity of responses both from internal and external applicants. With 109 fantastic applications it was down to our panel of 39 industry expert [...]

The Property Flood Resilience Action Plan

September 26th, 2016|Categories: Centre for Resilience, climate change, flooding, News, Property Flood Resilience Roundtable, resilience|Tags: |

The consequences of climate change have struck close to home in recent years, with extreme weather and flooding events in the UK, notably in 2013/14 and 2015/16 causing billions of pounds worth of damage to properties and disruption to the lives of thousands of people as a result. The Property Flood Resilience Roundtable, chaired by Dr [...]

Help us develop the BREEAM In-Use portfolio approach for the education sector – Architects Datafile

September 23rd, 2016|Categories: BREEAM, BREEAM Blog, breeam in use, BREEAM Media Coverage, BREEAM News Page, News|Tags: |

Further and Higher Education bodies are the focus of a new BREEAM In-Use pilot that will enable them to build on learning from the commercial property sector. Read James Fisher’s blog “I’ve started so I’ll finish – University Challenge with BREEAM In-Use” in the September issue of Architects Datafile. Source: Bre

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 [...]

BRE Trust seeks new Trustees

May 24th, 2016|Categories: BRE Trust, News|Tags: |

The BRE Trust, the largest UK charity dedicated specifically to research and education in the built environment is seeking new Trustees to help shape the future of the built environment. Set up in 2002 to advance knowledge, innovation and communication for public benefit, The Trust uses all profits made by the BRE Group to fund new [...]

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 [...]

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