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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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01 Mar 2016

John O’Brien: What the Paris Agreement means for me

On 22 April, Heads of State and Government will gather in New York to sign the historic Paris Climate Change Agreement that was secured last year in December. In preparation for the event, UNFCCC has launched a campaign, encouraging everyone across the world to become part of the...
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How do you know if your solar PV system is performing well?

This is a question that we get asked regularly at the NSC and a surprisingly high percentage of owners either do not check, or have any way of knowing, how their solar PV system is performing. The majority of system owners invest in solar PV for financial reasons and...
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09 Feb 2016

The Battle of Britain at the BREEAM Awards 2016

The Education & Health category in this year’s BREEAM Awards 2016 is a real life ‘Battle of Britain’.
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05 Feb 2016

Growing Cities Sustainably

The global trend of urbanisation poses opportunities and challenges for city leaders. Rapidly growing cities will need to build infrastructure and services which support people to access jobs and education. Leading cities will provide a good quality of life to residents and...
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03 Feb 2016

Energy management – back to basics

The control of energy in buildings is generally poor, despite the availability of a range of tried and tested systems incorporating both mature and innovative technologies. Building controls are designed to provide a comfortable climate for building occupants while ensuring this...
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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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29 Sep 2015

Changing energy behaviour in the workplace

New guide from BRE IHS Press explores the psychology behind behaviour change A new guide by Mindy Hadi explores how organisations can engage their staff in saving energy in the workplace. “Energy use in both domestic and non-domestic buildings is influenced by a variety of...
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29 Sep 2015

Bridging the Performance Gap

Watch our latest video where BRE researcher Andy Lewry discusses how to Bridge the Performance Gap Building Operators need clear and realistic guidance on targeting energy running costs and on the potential savings available. At their disposal are two seemingly irreconcilable...
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29 Sep 2015

The secret to unlocking investment in low carbon measures

New publication: Producing the business case for investment in energy efficiency “One of the biggest obstacles to the uptake of low-carbon measures is the production of a poor business case. The Dragon’s Den scenario, in which entrepreneurs pitch their ideas to secure investment,...
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