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30 Nov 2016

BRE supporting strategic heating plans for local & national authorities

BRE co-funds Stratego project which introduces integrated approach across Europe while providing local and national authorities with actionable heating strategies and plans BRE’s strategic energy team, together with the Scottish Government, the Flemish Institute for Technological...
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12 Jul 2016

Climate change risks and how HQM can help

The Committee on Climate Change (CCC) have released their independent analysis of the priorities for the next five years.
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Solar assurance the BRE way

Next week at the Solar PV Summit, BRE will be launching a certification scheme for large scale solar – an area of the UK solar market that is not currently regulated for installation quality. The certification scheme will provide an ongoing impartial assessment of solar PV...
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BRE solar on commercial roofs guide to launch at the Solar PV Summit

Solar on commercial roofs has always lagged behind the domestic rooftop market. Currently, less than 5% of UK solar installations are on commercial roofs, compared to approximately 94% of systems installed on homes[1].  Commercial properties have large, generally unused roofs,...
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06 Jun 2016

Householders are wanted for greener mortgages research

Householders are needed to help with green mortgage research that will create more accurate information on energy costs and affordability feeding into the mortgage lending process. The survey gathers key information anonymously on homes, their energy ratings and their actual...
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19 May 2016

The Zero Bills Home, the house of the future?

One of the newest builds on the BRE’s Innovation Park in Watford, the Zero Bills Home, was launched earlier this year. It is the brainchild of zero carbon pioneer Bill Dunster, the founder of ZedFactory and creator of one of the first low carbon developments in the UK, the...
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13 May 2016

Boosting ecology in BREEAM

A rich ecology can enhance our communities and improve the health and wellbeing of building users.
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03 May 2016

Making energy a way of life

Wales can become a low carbon society, but we have to embed the idea of energy efficiency into our institutional processes Although it often feels too big and too remote from our daily lives, we all need to be engaged in the efforts to mitigate the impacts of climate change...
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Make Buildings Better – Ideas competition

Designing Buildings Wiki and BSRIA have launched a ‘Make Buildings Better’ competition, looking for fresh, innovative ideas to improve the performance of buildings in use. It’s very quick to enter, they want short answers, not long essays. The winner will receive £500 worth...
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08 Apr 2016

Breaking the ice: Conserving the Antarctic buildings

The heroic age of polar exploration is rightly named; epitomised by Amundsen and Scott racing to the South Pole in 1911 and later in 1914 the Imperial Trans Antarctic Expedition of Shackleton that saw the loss of his ship, the Endurance, and subsequently the most enduring story...
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