Latest news from BRE Latest news from BRE Constructing Excellence merges with BRE Following extensive discussions with its members and stakeholders, the board of Constructing Excellence (CE) has announced its decision to merge with BRE.  The move is designed to strengthen and grow the CE membership and its positive impact on the industry at a time of significant global challenge. Fri, 19 Aug 2016 00:00:00 +0100 HQM wins Green Apple Award BRE’s Home Quality Mark (HQM) has won this year’s Green Apple Award in the Built Environment and Architectural Heritage category. HQM was also recognised as this year’s ‘Green Champions’, working alongside one of HQM's leading supporters Saint Gobain. Fri, 19 Aug 2016 00:00:00 +0100 BRE Academy announces BIM for clients training The BRE Academy has announced dates for a new BIM course aimed at helping public and private sector clients who procure buildings and infrastructure, strategically implement and exploit the benefits of BIM throughout every stage of a project’s lifecycle and deliver value to their business. Wed, 17 Aug 2016 00:00:00 +0100 International Consultants Opus gain BRE BIM Level 2 certification The Cardiff office of multi-disciplinary infrastructure consultancy Opus is the latest of an increasing number of progressive organisations to achieve BRE Global’s BIM Level 2 business systems certification. Mon, 15 Aug 2016 00:00:00 +0100 2016 Royal Charter International Research Award is announced The BRE Trust, in collaboration with the Worshipful Company of Constructors (WCC), have announced the 2016 Royal Charter International Research Award. Tue, 9 Aug 2016 00:00:00 +0100 BRE Academy launches training courses in India BRE Academy, the award winning training arm of internationally renowned building science centre BRE, has launched its online building information modelling (BIM) courses in India. With the country seeing major growth in sustainable construction, the courses will enable India's built environment professionals to reap the significant benefits that BIM delivers. Tue, 9 Aug 2016 00:00:00 +0100 Hello good looking! Solarcentury achieves MCS 012 certification first with BRE Global Solarcentury, one of the oldest solar companies in the world, has achieved a certification first under the new MCS 012 requirements for roof-integrated photovoltaic (PV) systems. Thu, 4 Aug 2016 00:00:00 +0100 On air BRE takes a cool look at air conditioning in non-domestic buildings. Mon, 25 Jul 2016 00:00:00 +0100 BRE to provide sustainable development training to senior Chinese Government officials The BRE Group has entered into a collaboration with the State Administration of Foreign Experts Affairs (SAFEA) the leading Chinese government body responsible for providing international training to senior officials in the national, regional and local Government and to leading industrialists. Mon, 25 Jul 2016 00:00:00 +0100 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 wellbeing 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