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July 2015

BRE Academy and IEMA collaboration will bring benefits to members

Following the recently-announced collaboration between the BRE Academy and the Institute of Environmental Management & Assessment (IEMA)* , new discounts and benefits are now available to members of each organisation.


Innovation Park launched by BRE and partners in Gui'an, China

Governor Ma of Gui'an New District in China and UK Special Envoy for Sustainable Urbanisation to China Sir Michael Bear officially launched a building innovation park in the Gui’an, Guizhou Province on 26 June.


BRE named Sustainable Company of the Year at Construction News Awards Dinner

Building science centre BRE received the prestigious Construction News award for Sustainable Company of the Year at a celebratory dinner in the Grosvenor Hotel Park Lane, London last night.


June 2015

Driving sustainable refurbishment and fit-out worldwide

The sustainability credentials of building refurbishment and fit-out projects around the world can now be assessed and recognised under BREEAM, following the launch of BREEAM International Refurbishment and Fit-Out this month.


Isover insulation awarded independent environmental mark of approval

Two insulation product families from leading manufacturer Isover (part of the Saint-Gobain Group), have been certificated to BRE Global’s Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) scheme in line with EN 15804 – the European standard for the sustainability of construction products.


Ground-breaking home refurbishment app set for launch

An innovative new app for the housebuilding sector, which has been developed by BRE in partnership with Scottish developer Cruden, has been previewed by the 300 strong audience who joined Lord Prescott at the 10th anniversary celebration of the BRE Innovation Park in Watford.