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 [...]

It all started with Johnnie

July 10th, 2017|Categories: Fire, Health and Safety, Publications|Tags: |

Tyres have been made from wood as well as leather,  iron and steel (wrapped around wooden wheels), and used on carts and wagons. The original spelling was ‘tire’, which comes from the French word tirer: to pull. Pneumatic tyres The first practical air-filled pneumatic tyre was made in 1888 by John Boyd Dunlop, a Scots-born vet, for his son [...]

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 [...]

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