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March 2015

Eric Pickles announces conclusion to Housing Standards Review

BRE reviews the statement from the Secretary of State in light of its implications on the Code for Sustainable Homes and shows how its recently launched voluntary standard - the Home Quality Mark - will fit within the new regulatory landscape.


BRE is part of successful bid that aims to drive innovation in housing supply chain

BRE is part of consortium awarded a £22m grant from the Department of Business Innovation and Skills (BIS) to look at advanced manufacturing in the construction supply chain.


BRE seeks solutions for improving the measurement of heat losses from solid wall homes

BRE is launching a competition to identify tools and technologies that can rapidly and accurately measure the heat losses from solid wall homes in the UK.


Resilience research award has joint winners

Competing candidates for this year’s Royal Charter International Research Award for Young Constructors were of such high quality that the judges elected to have joint winners


BRE Academy collaborates with Alpin Ltd to deliver BIM training in the Middle East

The BRE Academy, the leading provider of training for the built environment is pleased to announce a new collaboration with global sustainable built-asset consultancy Alpin (who worked on the Masdar city development).


First paint products gain coveted independent environmental badge of quality

Three products from a leading UK paint manufacturer, Johnstone’s Trade, 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.