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18 Feb 2016

Building performance: Bridging the gap between design and operation

By 2050, around half of the total carbon dioxide emissions from the UK non-domestic sector are likely to be from buildings that were constructed before 2020. While newbuild stock constitutes only 1% of the total building stock each year, it drives thinking across the sector in...
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12 Feb 2016

Green Architecture Day

Every year Brighton Permaculture celebrates in partnership with Low Carbon Trust a Green Architecture Day in Brighton to inspire anyone interested in sustainability and the built environment. The event has built a steady attending rate of 2000 participants who want to quench...
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02 Feb 2016

We are BRE

How much do you know about BRE? Whether you work in construction, manufacturing, government or real estate, you have most likely come across either our research, products, services, standards or qualifications in the UK and internationally.  As like any complex organisation, we...
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18 Jan 2016

Briefing Paper – Reducing Crime Hotspots in City Centres

A new Briefing Paper funded by the BRE Trust considers the important role that built environment play in crime and disorder. The paper by authors Sharon Monahan and Andrew Gemmell is based on research funded by the BRE Trust as part of its Future Cities Programme, with the...
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08 Oct 2015

The Great British BIM Off

It’s not often that baking and construction are compared, but that just what our BIM training manager, Dan has done. Whilst watching the Great British Bake Off last night, he found himself thinking about how similar baking can be to working with BIM. He took to his LinkedIn...
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25 Sep 2015

10 things you might not know about the BRE Group

1. In 1940 Barnes Wallis created a small scale replica of the Mohne Dam on the BRE site to trial out his famous bouncing bombs. The prototype still exists today. 2. BREEAM is the world first environmental scheme for buildings – Since its inception 20 years ago, over 818 943...
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24 Sep 2015

BRE Scotland wins at Green Apple Awards

BRE’s Innovation Park in Ravenscraig scooped a top accolade at yesterday’s Green Apple Awards in Edinburgh which recognise, reward and promotes environmental best practice around the world At BRE Ravenscraig Innovation Park, we aim to blend science and technology with innovation...
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17 Sep 2015

Demonstrating Flood Resilient Technologies

We met up with Stephen Garvin, Director of BRE’s new Centre for Resilience to discuss resilient technologies.  With increases in extreme weather events across the world we need to find new designs, processes and technologies to tackle the challenge.    Dr Garvin is currently...
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17 Sep 2015

Connected cities start with connected homes

We met with Will Lloyd to discuss the work BRE is doing to discuss the research that BRE’s electronic security systems team is doing to on the relationship between building materials and structures and the performance of electronic systems in those buildings. “On the one hand we...
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17 Sep 2015

3D printed Cool Bricks

In a very modern take on an ancient cooling technique, Cool Bricks are 3D printed porous ceramic bricks that interlock together forming a 3D lattice effect.  The porous material absorbs water, which is released as the warm air from outside passes through the lattice, with the...
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