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December 2014

BRE Trust funded research is world leading and has impact says independent review

Results out today from the Research Excellence Framework (REF) ranking which measures the quality of a university’s research output vindicates the BRE Trust’s investment in its four UK based* University Centres of Excellence.


Wates Chairman takes on top role at BRE Trust

Chairman of Wates Group, James Wates CBE has been appointed as Chairman of the BRE Trust the UK’s largest charity dedicated to advancing knowledge and education on the built environment for public benefit. He takes over from Sir Neville Simms who has been in the role since 2005


Energy efficiency report could have a huge impact on the mortgage market

House buyers could be missing out on as much as £15,000 on the value of a new mortgage application because fuel costs are not being accurately consideredas part of mortgage affordability checks. This is one of the findings of recently published research by BRE for the Wales Low / Zero Carbon Hub (WLZCH).


BRE partners with national sustainability benchmarking group

BRE has become a corporate partner of the Sustainable Homes Index For Tomorrow (SHIFT), the UK housing sector's independent sustainability benchmarking and best practice learning network.


Daikin Europe hits a BREEAM AP high

Daikin Europe NV has hit a BREEAM high with 23 individuals across 12 countries trained and qualified under the BREEAM Accredited Professional (AP) programme. This represents the largest number of APs from any one single organisation


BAM and Murphy win first SMARTWaste awards

J Murphy and Sons and BAM Construction were recognised at the first ever BRE SMARTWaste Awards as part of the annual BRE SMARTWaste Conference.