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09 Nov 2015

5 Things you may not know about Radon

Did you know this week is UK Radon Week? The BRE Academy, along with Public Health England and the UK Radon Association is supporting this campaign to raise awareness of radon, the second leading cause of lung cancer. But do you know what radon is? And how it can affect you? Read...
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14 Oct 2015

Do consumers want a more sustainable home?

The Home Quality Mark is the new national quality mark for sustainable homes being developed by BRE and a group of industry partners. Part of the development of the new scheme involved a series of consumer research projects, designed to understand whether consumers cared about...
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05 Oct 2015

DESIGNING TO REDUCE THE CHEMICAL, BIOLOGICAL AND RADIOLOGICAL VULNERABILITY OF NEW BUILDINGS

  A free to download Information Paper from authors Vina Kukadia and Alan Abela looks at how buildings can be made more resilient to chemical, biological and radiological threats. Buildings are currently not designed specifically to offer protection against chemical,...
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29 Sep 2015

Air quality, radon and airtightness – what the BRE experts say

IHS BRE Press have just released an updated series of BRE Expert Collections. These collections pull together BRE’s extensive range of publications including Digests, Good Building Guides, Good Repair Guides and Information Papers into collections relevant to practitioners today....
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29 Sep 2015

Designing for daylight and sunlight, and shading of buildings– what the BRE experts say

IHS BRE Press have just released an updated series of BRE Expert Collections. These collections pull together BRE’s extensive range of publications including Digests, Good Building Guides, Good Repair Guides and Information Papers into collections relevant to practitioners today....
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29 Sep 2015

The cost of poor housing to the NHS – Briefing Paper

BRE has just published a new briefing paper on how poor quality housing impacts on health. The Briefing Paper, funded by the BRE Trust, updates a previous BRE project The Real Cost of Poor Housing with new models and calculations using 2011 English Housing Survey and 2011...
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25 Sep 2015

Healthy Places for People

Report from Chris Hall BRE invited leaders from local authorities and private sector housing, environmental health, public health and the NHS to discuss challenges and priorities and to share their experiences on how to improve community health through better housing and...
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20 Sep 2015

Research to improve well-being of building occupants

The BRE Centre for Innovative Materials at the University of Bath is leading a European consortium of 18 project partners, including BRE on the ECO-SEE Project “The ECO-SEE project aims to address an emerging health problem associated with modern low carbon buildings. Modern...
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