Latest news from BRE Latest news from BRE Physical and mental health of urban dwellers could be significantly improved by rethinking transport design Taking a new approach to designing city streets and other transport infrastructure could make a significant impact on improving public physical and mental health, a report by Arup, BRE, University College London and AREA Research has shown. Thu, 20 Oct 2016 00:00:00 +0100 Peter Bonfield appointed as advisor to Chinese Institute for Sustainable Urbanisation BRE’s Chief Executive Peter Bonfield has been appointed as international advisor to a new Institute for Sustainable Urbanisation created by China’s National Development Reform Commission and Tsinghua University. Tue, 18 Oct 2016 00:00:00 +0100 New BRE and ESTA guide helps businesses gain value from ESOS audits A newly published briefing paper from BRE in collaboration with the Energy Services and Technology Association (ESTA) addresses the opportunities that an ESOS audit offers and how organisations can benefit from them. Aimed at businesses that don't already have energy-savings measures in place, it provides guidance on how ESOS compliance processes can be optimised in order to save costs and reduce risks. Tue, 11 Oct 2016 00:00:00 +0100 John Sisk & Son achieves BRE BIM Level 2 certification Main contractor John Sisk & Son (Holdings) Ltd has validated its commitment to BIM through its recent BRE Global BIM Level 2 Business Systems certification. Tue, 4 Oct 2016 00:00:00 +0100 BRE to showcase new flood resilient home New project demonstrates how clever design coupled with building, material and product innovation can help homeowners limit damage and recover quickly from flooding. Thu, 29 Sep 2016 00:00:00 +0100 BRE's Dementia friendly home praised by Scottish Housing Minister In advance of this weekend’s International Day of Older Persons, Scottish Housing Minister, Kevin Stewart has commended BRE for highlighting how assistive technology could help the older generation stay safely in their own homes for longer. Thu, 29 Sep 2016 00:00:00 +0100 BRE partners with Digital Construction Week BRE is championing the event as Digital Knowledge Partner and fielding three expert speakers. Mon, 26 Sep 2016 00:00:00 +0100 Future strategy revealed at milestone AGM of BRE Trust Chairman of the BRE Trust James Wates shared a new vision for the charity at its 20th annual AGM with trustees and the BRE board at an event in London reently. The Trust which is the UK’s largest charity dedicated to advancing knowledge and education on the built environment for public benefit, was set up following the Government privatisation of BRE in 1997. Mon, 19 Sep 2016 00:00:00 +0100