BRE Group – UK centre of building science


BRE Group is a centre of building science in the United Kingdom and has been raising the standards of the built environment since 1921

In the last few years, BRE has grown significantly, both through the achievements of its people and the acquisition of businesses with aligned beliefs and goals.

The organisations multi-disciplinary teams include leading experts – working in world-class facilities – in virtually every element of the built environment.

They operate internationally, with offices, representatives and partners around the globe, and at its head office and major facilities in the UK.

BRE’s long heritage of putting progressive thinking into practice means that its customers and partners, wherever they are in the world, trust them to deliver. BRE is part of the BRE Trust, which uses the profits we make from services to fund new research and education programmes.


The team at BRE offers a huge range of advisory services, conduct innovative building science research, set and monitor industry standards, develop and deliver professional training courses, and provide independent, third-party certification services.

BRE products

BRE’s independent building science research informs the creation of a wide range of tools that help construction professionals to deliver better, safer, less costly and more sustainable buildings and infrastructure.


BREEAM is the world’s leading sustainability assessment method for masterplanning projects, infrastructure and buildings. It recognises and reflects the value in higher performing assets across the built environment lifecycle, from new construction to in-use and refurbishment.

BREEAM does this through third-party certification of the assessment of an asset’s environmental, social and economic sustainability performance, using standards developed by BRE. This means BREEAM rated developments are more sustainable environments that enhance the well-being of the people who live and work in them, help protect natural resources and make for more attractive property investments.

As one of PBC Today’s stakeholders, BRE offers insight into research and development in the built environment.

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