Latest news from BRE Latest news from BRE BRE National Solar Centre unveils new PV Certification Scheme With an estimated 870,000 solar photovoltaic (PV) installations already in operation across the UK in homes and commercial buildings, BRE Global, part of the independent, world leading building science centre and authority on all aspects of the built environment BRE Group, is to unveil a new Certification Scheme in a bid to standardise current practises. Tue, 19 Jul 2016 00:00:00 +0100 McLaughlin & Harvey achieves BRE BIM Level 2 certification McLaughlin & Harvey becomes the first construction company in Scotland to be awarded BRE Global BIM Level 2 Business Systems Certification. Mon, 18 Jul 2016 00:00:00 +0100 BRE Group appoints two new non-executive directors to its board Chief Executive of the University College of Estate Management Ashley Wheaton and Non-executive Director of the National Physical Laboratory Brigid Sutcliffe have been appointed to the BRE Group board. Fri, 15 Jul 2016 00:00:00 +0100 BRE Centre for Resilience responds to risk report from Committee on Climate Change Dr Stephen Garvin, Director of BRE Centre for Resilience responds to the risk assessment issued today to Government by the Committee on Climate Change. The report ‘UK Climate Change Risk Assessment Evidence Report’ sets out the most urgent risks and opportunities arising for the UK from climate change and represents more than three years of work involving hundreds of leading scientists and experts. Tue, 12 Jul 2016 00:00:00 +0100 BRE Trust reports on latest built environment research BRE Trust has published its annual review of some of the latest built environment research. Available online, the report outlines research projects and activities across areas ranging from infrastructure sustainability and resilience to occupant welleing and energy. Mon, 11 Jul 2016 00:00:00 +0100 McBains Cooper awarded BRE BIM Level 2 business certification Multidisciplinary consultancy McBains Cooper is the latest organisation to be awarded BRE Global BIM Level 2 business certification. This achievement independently demonstrates their compliance with the BIM requirements of the UKs largest construction client – the UK government. Mon, 27 Jun 2016 00:00:00 +0100 Industry's most widely used H & S tool tackles productivity issues 12,000 users of BRE’s health and safety tool YellowJacket are set to benefit from a new lean construction tracking feature that will help them measure and improve productivity in the onsite delivery of their construction projects.  Mon, 27 Jun 2016 00:00:00 +0100 BRE launches new tool to help drive more take up of Environmental Product Declarations - New BRE Life Cycle Assessment tool will provide a straightforward route to EPD for a much wider audience than previously possible - Fri, 24 Jun 2016 00:00:00 +0100 BRE remains committed to building a better world together with partners in Europe and beyond As an international centre of excellence for the built environment, BRE provides customers worldwide with robust, science-based standards, certification schemes, training and qualifications that help them create better products, buildings, homes and communities. Fri, 24 Jun 2016 00:00:00 +0100 Competition winners pitch tech innovations to map London's utilities underground Tech businesses in London had the chance to pitch their innovative solutions to an audience of organisations involved in providing infrastructure across the capital, including UK Power Networks, National Grid and Thames Water, at an event at City Hall on 7 June. Thu, 23 Jun 2016 00:00:00 +0100 BRE Global opens office in the Middle East Independent, third-party certification organisation BRE Global continues to strengthen its international presence by opening an office in the Middle East. Thu, 23 Jun 2016 00:00:00 +0100 BRE Global's managing director one of top 50 women in engineering Dr Debbie Smith OBE, managing director of BRE Global, has been named on an inaugural list of the UK's top 50 women in engineering. Published by the Daily Telegraph on 23 June 2016 to coincide with National Women in Engineering Day, the list features the country's foremost influential female engineers, chosen from almost 900 nominations. Thu, 23 Jun 2016 00:00:00 +0100 BREEAM continues global growth with new collaboration for the US market Tue, 7 Jun 2016 00:00:00 +0100 Calling all householders! Researchers seek your help to create "greener" mortgages Today the partners on a green mortgage research project called LENDERS are asking householders for their help to complete a survey that aims to gather key information on homes, their energy ratings and their actual energy bills. Mon, 6 Jun 2016 00:00:00 +0100 Dementia Friendly Home Unveiled at BRE Innovation Park With over 90,000 people living with dementia in Scotland and the number set to double in a generation, today (Wednesday 1 June 2016) a new demonstration house in the award winning BRE Innovation Park in Ravenscraig has been launched which could make home life easier for those living with the condition. Wed, 1 Jun 2016 00:00:00 +0100 Willmott Dixon joins the BRE BIM Level 2 luminaries National public and private sector contractor Willmott Dixon has been awarded BRE BIM Level 2 business systems certification across its contracting, residential development and property support portfolio. Wed, 1 Jun 2016 00:00:00 +0100 Construction sector needs to address modern slavery in its supply chain The findings of the Global Slavery Index released yesterday are shocking and put the onus on all of us to take positive action against the evils of modern slavery now affecting 48 million people worldwide says BRE's Head of Responsible Sourcing Shamir Ghumra. Wed, 1 Jun 2016 00:00:00 +0100