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April 2015

BRE joins UK Construction Week as content partner

UK Construction Week, on 6-11 October 2015 at the NEC Birmingham, has announced that BRE is to be the event’s official content partner and will help to shape its direction and focus.  


Legal & General achieves a BREEAM first

Legal & General Property’s building at 740 Waterside Drive in Bristol is the first ever building to be certificated under the BREEAM UK Refurbishment and Fit-Out scheme, the newest of the internationally recognised BREEAM standards for rating the sustainability of building projects.


First company gets listed under new BRE Global thermal details and products certification scheme

UK insulation manufacturer Xtratherm is the first company to be included in the certification listing of the new BRE Global Certified Thermal Details and Products scheme.


BRE Trust seeks students for 5 PhDs at Loughborough University

The largest UK charity dedicated specifically to built environment research, the BRE Trust, has announced funding for five PhDs in the School of Civil and Building Engineering at Loughborough University.  This marks the first stage in a programme of collaborative research between BRE and the university which aims to advance built environment knowledge at a time of significant development in the UK and around the world.  


First BREEAM In-Use rated office building in Central Asia

Park View Office Tower in the city of Almaty, Kazakhstan has become the first office building in Central Asia to gain a certificated rating to the internationally recognised BREEAM In-Use sustainability standard.


BRE Global Director is announced as new chair of the European Fire & Security Group

The European Fire & Security Group (EFSG) has appointed Graham Orme, BRE Global International Director, as Chairman for a three year term.