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January 2015

BRE Wales & partners win DECC funding to develop heat network innovation

BRE Wales & South West and a consortium of partners have won funding from the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) under a competition designed to boost innovation in the heat network industry and extend its reach across the UK*.


BT Redcare's alarm signalling products get LPCB approval

Six alarm signalling products by BT Redcare have been successfully certified to the Loss Prevention Certification Board’s (LPCB) standard for alarm transmission systems LPS 1277 3.0. The standard is recognised by insurers and specifiers around the world as the primary mark of quality performance.


BRE Chief Executive named Honorary Fellow by Institution of Structural Engineers

Chief Executive of the BRE Group Dr Peter Bonfield was awarded an Honorary Fellowship by the Institution of Structural Engineers for services to engineering,  at a ceremony in the institution’s new London premises on Friday.


New Chair and Vice-Chair announced for open BIM body BuildingSMART UK

A new Chair and Vice-Chair have been announced for buildingSMART UK (BSUK) the built environment group of organisations leading the charge on open BIM adoption through standards, tools and knowledge exchange.


First BREEAM Outstanding for high-rise office building in China

No. 1 Shanghai, a 180m tall, 34 storey commercial tower created by state developer the Shanghai International Shipping Service Centre (SISSC) has achieved an Outstanding design rating under BREEAM, the world’s foremost sustainability standard for buildings.


BRE Academy extends its reach into Europe

Blue Planet, a Brussels based consultancy and training company, has signed a two year agreement to become the first approved international centre of the BRE Academy. It plans to roll out BREEAM and other sustainability related courses in response to increasing market demand in the country which is home to the European Union and Commission.