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BRE and BEIS announce project to modernise home energy rating scheme

The Building Research Establishment (BRE) has announced a new project with BEIS to improve and modernise the home energy rating scheme used to measure the energy and environmental performance of UK homes.

Eloise Francis announced as new BRE director of innovation

Eloise Francis has been appointed as new BRE director of innovation to drive research, innovation and technical excellence at the Building Research Establishment (BRE).
poor housing in England

How can we address the cost of poor housing in England?

Addressing poor housing in England would save the NHS £1.4bn a year – it’s time we take action. Gillian Charlesworth, chief executive of BRE, explores how.
BREEAM Awards 2022

Winners of BREEAM Awards 2022 announced by BRE

The winners of the BREEAM Awards 2022 have finally been announced by BRE at the BREEAM Summit, an annual celebratory networking conference.
Phil Wilbraham, BRE Trust

BRE Trust appoints new chairman

The BRE Trust has appointed Phil Wilbraham as its new chairman, to replace Sir James Wates CBE, who has been chairman of the Trust since 2014.
construction products mental health

Scheme to test construction products used in mental health facilities

BRE and Design in Mental Health Network have launched a world-first testing scheme for construction products used in mental health care facilities.
Breeam awards 2021

BRE announces winners of BREEAM Awards 2021

BRE has announced several winners of its BREEAM Awards 2021 on the first day of three virtual ceremonies.
MMC, modern methods of construction,

Homes England MMC study to improve construction productivity

Homes England and development partners Atkins and Faithful+Gould have finalised the research themes for its six-year, 1,800 home MMC research commission.
cardiff interchange, HQM ONE

Cardiff Interchange becomes first building to achieve BRE’s HQM ONE

The Cardiff Interchange, a new multi-purpose development, has become the first building in the UK to achieve BRE’s new Home Quality Mark ONE (HQM ONE) certification at design stage.

BRE launches Open Innovation Hub to support built environment

Building Research Establishment (BRE) is set to create an Open Innovation Hub at its Garston campus in Watford to house innovative businesses.

Good NABERS: How BRE is tackling climate change through collaboration

Meeting ambitious sustainability targets requires us all to pitch in, says Building Research Establishment chief executive Gillian Charlesworth.
BIM standard, BRE group

BRE secures contract to expand BIM delivery in Hong Kong

BRE has won a joint bid with Advanced Construction Information Development Ltd (A.C.I.D.) to expand the delivery of BIM in Hong Kong.
Built environment, construction industry

Built Environment: A transformational recovery from Covid-19

The construction industry needs to come together to build a greener future, says Gillian Charlesworth, chief executive of BRE Group.
BIM, standards,

Why do we need standards for BIM?

Why standards? I hear you say. Why do we need standards such as ISO 19650 when we talk about BIM and all other codes of practice and guidance? Why can’t I just get on with my journey and do my job?
Flood protection products, aquobex

New standards for flood protection

BS 851188, the first national standard for flood protection products, introduces a number of important changes, Aquobex takes a look.
modern methods of construction,

Modern methods of construction study to drive innovation

A research study to drive modern methods of construction (MMC) has been commissioned by Homes England.

BRE launches version 6 of BREEAM In-Use

BRE has launched version 6 of BREEAM In-Use with added emphasis on resilience to climate change, social value and circular economy principles.
Future Homes Standard, BRE Group

BRE Group response to Future Homes Standard consultation

BRE Group, the world-leading body for improving the built environment, builds on its response submitted to the government’s proposed Future Homes Standard in February.
BREEAM Awards 2020,

BRE reveals winners of BREEAM Awards 2020

The Building Research Establishment (BRE) has revealed the winners of its BREEAM Awards 2020, which recognises projects and organisations that provide performance, replicability and innovation.
Rothera Research Station, Antarctic,

Ramboll breaks ground on Antarctic Rothera Research Station facility

A new building to facilitate the British Antarctic Survey’s (BAS) ongoing climate related research in Antarctica breaks ground today (30 January) at their largest facility, Rothera Research Station.
Daylighting, insulation

Increasing daylight levels through insulation

Matthew Evans of Kingspan Insulation looks at the benefits of natural light in buildings and of adopting a holistic approach to daylighting design.
ISO 19650, BIM,

RPS awarded BRE’s ISO 19650 BIM certification

Professional services firm RPS has achieved certification for BRE Global’s new ISO 19650 Building Information Modelling (BIM) for Businesses Scheme.

Building a better future for construction

The Construction Innovation Hub, which launched last November, is a government-backed programme to bring wholesale, long-lasting change to the sector. Programme director Keith Waller sets out the challenge – and how it is being met.
Piers White, Building Research Establishment, BRE

BRE appoints Piers White MBE as new chair

Piers White has held almost 40 senior board positions in a career spanning more than 30 years.
offsite construction standard, modular home,

Modular home aims to be first to meet UK offsite construction...

Project Etopia has kicked-off the construction of a landmark demonstration home at the Building Research Establishment (BRE) with the hopes of being the first to meet a new UK offsite construction standard.
Asset management (asset performance), BREEAM

Asset management and performance in the built environment

Alan Somerville, head of the Building Performance Group and executive director at BRE, outlines how the measurement of asset performance within the wider context of environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) and delivers long-term value.