Latest news from BRE Latest news from BRE BRE Trust joins the Campaign for Science and Engineering The BRE Trust, the largest independent UK charity focused on research and education in the built environment, has joined the Campaign for Science and Engineering (CaSE). Tue, 3 May 2016 00:00:00 +0100 New straightforward guide to Energy Management and Building Controls published by BRE and ESTA A new briefing paper from BRE and the Energy Services and Technology Association (ESTA) aims to simplify the operational aspects of energy management and building controls. Its author wants to encourage uptake of the technologies so that building owners and occupiers can benefit from better indoor environments that promote well-being, which are more carbon efficient and have reduced energy costs. Thu, 28 Apr 2016 00:00:00 +0100 New Managing Director announced for BRE's certification business Dr Debbie Smith OBE has been appointed as the new Managing Director of BRE Global, the certification arm of building science centre BRE which incorporates international brands such as BREEAM and LPCB. She replaces Richard Hardy who takes on the challenge of driving major change projects across the BRE Group.   Tue, 12 Apr 2016 00:00:00 +0100 Modular construction specialists McAvoy awarded BRE BIM certification first The McAvoy Group who specialise in modular buildings for the health, education and hospitality sectors have become the first UK offsite construction company to achieve BRE BIM Level 2 business systems certification. Wed, 6 Apr 2016 00:00:00 +0100 Built environment science centre BRE launches new venture in China The new body will support China’s endeavours to develop its towns and cities in a more sustainable way and help it meet its COP21 carbon reduction commitment. Fri, 1 Apr 2016 00:00:00 +0100 BRE Global appoints new manager for its passive fire protection installer approval schemes BRE Global has appointed Philip Brownhill to manage its LPCB approval schemes for installers of passive fire protection systems. The schemes ensure that installers are appropriately trained and have the necessary expertise to install or apply the product correctly in buildings and infrastructure Thu, 31 Mar 2016 00:00:00 +0100 Call for Tech entrepreneurs to help the capital's major infrastructure providers map their underground assets BRE, in partnership with the Mayor of London, is encouraging small businesses and entrepreneurs to develop new forms of technology that could help the capital’s major infrastructure providers gain a shared understanding of the location and state of their underground assets. Fri, 18 Mar 2016 00:00:00 +0000 Belgian Residential Development Site Applies BREEAM Communities Developers Ecowijk and Sogent have adopted BREEAM Communities as a framework for achieving the ambitious sustainability goals for the residential development Ecowijk Gantoise in Ghent, Belgium.                                             Tue, 15 Mar 2016 00:00:00 +0000 BRE Academy survey findings reveal industry views on the most acute construction skills gaps The UK construction industry needs to do more to tackle a lack of key skills from BIM to subcontractors, and a lack of gender diversity from ‘boardroom to building site’ according to a report launched today at Ecobuild by the BRE Academy. Thu, 10 Mar 2016 00:00:00 +0000 SES is first MEP company to achieve BRE BIM certification SES Engineering Services (SES) has become the first mechanical, electrical and plumbing contractor (MEP) to achieve BRE BIM Level 2 Business Certification one month ahead of the government’s  public sector project compliance deadline. Wed, 9 Mar 2016 00:00:00 +0000 BRE National Solar Centre launches good practice guide for solar car parks New guidance* from the BRE National Solar Centre launched at Ecobuild today, shows how car park owners can maximize the economic and environmental performance of their assets by deploying PV technologies. Wed, 9 Mar 2016 00:00:00 +0000 BREEAM 2016 award winners announced The winners of the BREEAM Awards 2016, the world’s leading building rating Scheme, were announced at a ceremony held last night at the London Marriott Hotel in Grosvenor Square. Wed, 9 Mar 2016 00:00:00 +0000 Daikin achieves world first with responsible sourcing rating for air conditioning units Daikin Europe N.V. has become the first manufacturer of HVAC equipment in the world to achieve the BRE’s internationally respected BES 6001 responsible sourcing standard for its VRV air conditioning system, providing the industry with third party verification of its supply chain. Wed, 9 Mar 2016 00:00:00 +0000 BRE Academy launches new BREEAM Associate qualification to enhance supply chain delivery The BRE Academy has today announced the launch of BREEAM Associate, a new qualification that has been designed to ensure delivery teams and clients can be effective and proactive, armed with knowledge and confidence when undertaking the BREEAM process to achieve the best result in the most efficient way. Wed, 9 Mar 2016 00:00:00 +0000 Zero Bills Home is launched on BRE Innovation Park RIBA award winning zero carbon design and development pioneers ZEDfactory* have unveiled their innovative response to the housing crisis - the Zero Bills Home. Fri, 4 Mar 2016 00:00:00 +0000