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Mar 20
BRE seeks partners for new built environment resilience centre

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In the wake of a number of devastating effects of extreme global weather patterns on property, people and the economy, BRE outlines plans at its Britain Under Water conference today for the creation of a Centre for Resilience for the built environment. The new centre, which will be delivered in partnership with national and local […]

Mar 17
BRE scientist to represent the EU at G20 youth summit

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Jelena Kiselova, building scientist at BRE Wales and Southwest, has been selected to represent the EU at the 2014 youth G20 (Y20) economic summit in Sydney this summer. Taking place ahead of the G20 summit later in the year, the premier international youth conference will host 120 young leaders aged 18 – 30 from member […]

Mar 13
Best performing buildings of 2013 recognised at the BREEAM awards at Ecobuild 2014

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BREEAM was the world’s first environmental assessment method, created in 1990 and now used in over 70 countries around the world, providing a range of social, environmental and economic benefits to clients. Over a million buildings have been registered for assessment since then. Ratings are calculated against a range of criteria by independent BREEAM assessors, […]

Feb 27
The UK’s first ‘Code for Sustainable Homes Level Six’ holiday home complex, The Emerald

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Perfect Stays, the exclusive and specialist holiday letting agency, announces that one of its locations has become the UK’s first ‘Code for Sustainable Homes Level Six’ holiday home complex. Situated in the heart of Cornwall not far from the coastal town of Falmouth, The Emerald is a prestigious eco development which not only boasts from […]

Feb 18
Reducing the impact of construction on the environment

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Earlier this month Ed Davey, Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change confirmed that the UK had met its first carbon budget, the first step in fulfilling our commitment to cut Britain’s emissions by 80% in 2050. It is widely reported that buildings account for approximately half of the UK’s carbon dioxide emissions. BRE […]

Feb 07
New guidance on benefits of building controls and energy management

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BRE has published two Information Papers to help non-technical clients and building occupiers specify building controls to provide a comfortable climate for a building’s occupants with the lowest possible energy consumption. Information Paper 1/14: Understanding the Choices for Building Controls has been produced by BRE, with the support of the Energy Services Technology Association (ESTA) […]

Feb 06
BRE to collaborate on building standards in Mexico

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As part of the UK Deputy Prime Minister’s trade mission to Mexico this week, BRE has signed an agreement with the Government of central state Aguascalientes today which will pave the way for the use of BREEAM and LPCB (Loss Prevention Certification Board) standards in Mexico. The collaboration agreement comes at a time of unprecedented […]

Jan 28
BRE appoints Chris Earnshaw as Non Executive Chairman

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BRE has appointed Chris Earnshaw FREng as Non Executive Chairman of the Group Board. With a distinguished corporate career in the telecoms industry, he primarily worked at BT where one of his principal achievements was leading on the 10-year, £28 billion transformation of the UK telecoms network from analogue to digital, which forms the backbone […]

Nov 08
BRE National Solar Centre is relocating to Eden Project

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BRE National Solar Centre will relocate its offices and create its first solar test site at the Eden Project in St Austell. BRE established the National Solar Centre in April this year, with support from the European Regional Development Fund*, to drive innovation, cost reduction and increased confidence in the photovoltaic (PV) marketplace through knowledge […]

Nov 04
BRE Innovation Park leads to major new opportunity for Scottish company in China

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Scottish company Applegreen homes has been invited to showcase its model ‘home for the future’ in China, after launching its innovative modular home solution on the BRE Innovation Park at Ravenscraig. During his trade mission to China, Scotland’s First Minister Alex Salmond, accompanied by BRE Director, Rufus Logan attended a ceremony in China this morning […]

Sep 25
New landmark development in Shanghai achieves BREEAM rating

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The new towers that form part of the Shanghai International Shipping Service Centre’s (SISSC) flagship marina development in China’s largest city have used BREEAM, the world’s foremost environmental assessment standard to demonstrate best practice in sustainable building design, construction and operation. The formal certificates were handed over on 25 September by UK Energy Secretary Ed […]

Jul 24
BRE launches new scheme to help product manufacturers reach new markets

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BRE has launched a new Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) verification scheme allowing product manufacturers to communicate their sustainability credentials to customers. A world leader in certifying sustainable products, BRE has launched the scheme to offer a comprehensive package of services in line with the new EN 15804 standard to help product manufacturer to access European […]

Jun 26
Help shape the future of sustainable refurbishment

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BRE launched a new founding member’s initiative for users of the BREEAM Domestic Refurbishment scheme at the Chartered Institute of Housing’s annual conference in Manchester yesterday. Introduced in 2012, BREEAM Domestic Refurbishment Scheme provides a robust design and assessment method for refurbishment projects, helping to cost effectively improve the sustainability and environmental performance of existing dwellings. […]

Jun 25
Code for Sustainable Homes Awards recognises green housing pioneers

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St Edmunds Developments was one of nine organisations awarded for their efforts in delivering homes under the Government’s Code for Sustainable Homes (CSH) scheme at a BRE event in Westminster yesterday. The developer built the 100,000 home to the Code which when introduced in 2007 challenged the sector to design and build with significantly lower […]

BRE Trust supports new research centre in Brazil

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Leading UK built environment charity the BRE Trust, will extend its operations in one of the world’s major emerging markets by opening a new research centre in Brazil within the University of Brasilia in the country’s capital. This week, BRE’s Chief Executive Dr Peter Bonfield, signed an agreement with University of Brasilia’s Chancellor for the […]

Jun 11
Work begins on BRE refurbished house

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Scottish building contractor Cruden Building & Renewals will start work today on the BRE Refurbished House, one of ten demonstration homes being built on the BRE Innovation Park @ Ravenscraig that will be used to shape future housing in the country. Using historical design information and traditional materials, the builders will recreate a full-scale four-in-a-block […]