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5 years on and the futures bright for BRE National Solar Centre

In 2013, Greg Barker, the then Minister State for Energy and Climate Change officially opened the BRE National Solar Centre, the UK solar industry was flourishing with approximately 8,800 new PV systems being installed every month adding over 1.1GW of capacity within the year. A...
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20 Jun 2018

BRE is more than green buildings, it’s changing the impact of the built environment.

When BRE rolled out BREEAM In-Use in America, it was to fill the gap of the 5.6 million existing buildings that were not being addressed with available green building rating systems. BREEAM In-Use doesn’t involve prerequisites so nearly any commercial building no matter what...
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11 Jun 2018

SIMA and BREEAM ES present SIMAlab

At the Madrid Real Estate Exhibition, BREEAM ES and SIMA presented for the first time a reproduction of a sustainable home, in an activity called SIMAlab. SIMAlab is an interactive and informative space, where the house was shown using specific examples on how sustainable...
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06 Nov 2017

Myanmar – Setting the scene in Yangon

Update from my 500 mile cycle ride around Myanmar, undertaking building research and raising money for Article25! I arrived at 9pm on Saturday 4th November at Yangon, with jet lag, to find out we had to be up and ready by 9am the next day! It turned out to be completely worth it!...
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The healthy relationship of Biophilic Design and Post-occupancy evaluation

The health and wellbeing of building occupants is a hot topic. It has been acknowledged that buildings have a direct impact on human wellbeing and happiness, something that is compounded by the large amount of time we spend indoors. With this growing interest has come a move to...
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BREEAM’s success founded on commitment to research and development

As a product of BRE, it comes as no surprise that independent research and sound scientific evidence are fundamental ingredients of the BREEAM standard.
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02 Sep 2016

BRE public open day – Saturday 10 September

Once again the BRE site will open its doors as part of Heritage Open Days.  This is a rare opportunity to see behind the scenes of one of the world’s leading science centres.  Come and learn about the history of BRE and the Bucknall’s estate. There will be talks and...
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07 Jul 2016

Security and Fire Engineering Masterclass

On the 7th September, at BRE’s Innovation Park in Ravenscraig, BB7 and BRE Scotland will be holding a Masterclass giving an insight into the latest joined up thinking in resilience strategy. Experts will deliver sessions discussing innovative solutions to mitigate risk through...
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The Travis Perkins Innovation Awards are still open for entries!

Have you ever said, ‘What Travis Perkins really ought to sell is XYZ’? We know many of you will have great new product ideas or like solving problems, so why not get in touch. Travis Perkins plc has announced that the first Travis Perkins Innovation Awards (TPIA)...
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04 Mar 2016

The innovation race is on: Ecobuild 2016 featuring some of the most ingenious industry products

The impacts of 2020 climate targets are rippling through business, finance, and investment communities as well as advancing proactive governmental policies. Achieving business success in a low-carbon economy needs a dramatic shift from the traditional approaches. Echoing the...
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