Latest news from BRE Latest news from BRE BREEAM for Eden China announced at 25th birthday bash Over 100 people gathered for an event in London last night to celebrate sustainable buildings and communities standard BREEAM and the 530,000-strong legacy of high performing buildings that have applied it for better social, economic and environmental outcomes. Guest speaker Sir Tim Smit spoke about his latest Eden project in China which will carry the coveted mark. Wed, 25 Nov 2015 00:00:00 +0000 Responsible sourcing network APRES given new home at BRE Building science centre BRE announced today that the Action Programme for Responsible Sourcing network - APRES - will transfer to its management from 2016. Wed, 25 Nov 2015 00:00:00 +0000 BRE Climate Pledge for COP21 - halving our impact by 2020 The following pledge and targets form the basis for the BRE S Plan 2020, to deliver real and measurable improvements within our business and reduce our major impacts, in support of the 2015 Paris Climate Conference.  Wed, 25 Nov 2015 00:00:00 +0000 BRE acquires CEEQUAL in move to develop new sustainability rating scheme for infrastructure BRE and CEEQUAL announced plans today to bring together two successful schemes – BREEAM and CEEQUAL – to create a single, science based sustainability standard and certification tool for civil engineering and infrastructure projects in the UK and around the world.From today, CEEQUAL will transfer its business operations to BRE Global after which CEEQUAL will then be delivered by the BREEAM certification team with continued support from the CEEQUAL scheme management team. Mon, 23 Nov 2015 00:00:00 +0000 Unibail-Rodamco's Chodov shopping mall achieves BREEAM Outstanding double Unibail-Rodamco's Centrum Chodov shopping centre in Prague has achieved an Outstanding rating under Parts 1 & 2 of BREEAM In-Use International 2015, establishing a new benchmark for retail real estate across Europe. Wed, 18 Nov 2015 00:00:00 +0000 Consulting engineers BSD gain BRE BIM level 2 certification M&E engineering firm BSD has become the first SME business to be assessed and certificated under BRE Global’s BIM level 2 Business Systems Certification Scheme. Mon, 9 Nov 2015 00:00:00 +0000 CALA achieves BRE first for UK housebuilders CALA Group has become the first national housebuilder to have junction details certified under the new BRE Global Certification Scheme which aims to reduce the level of thermal bridging that can occur in homes. Wed, 4 Nov 2015 00:00:00 +0000 BRE Academy survey measures 'boardroom to building site' skills gap A new skills survey by leading built environment education provider the BRE Academy aims to generate a comprehensive picture of the UK’s construction skills gap from senior leaders down to sub-contractors. Mon, 2 Nov 2015 00:00:00 +0000 BRE, Tsinghua University and Evergrande sign a 200m built environment science deal at UK-China business summit UK building science centre BRE, China’s top university Tsinghua and one of its largest property development companies Evergrande signed a collaborative research agreement on sustainable urbanisation today. It was one of seven exclusive UK-China collaborations that were signed as part of the UK-China business summit in London on day two of the state visit of China’s President Xi Jinping to the UK. Wed, 21 Oct 2015 00:00:00 +0100 Innovative App could help Social Landlords Tackle Fuel Poverty An innovative new app for social landlords and housebuilders, developed by building science centre BRE in partnership with developer Cruden, was launched  this week by Scotland's Deputy First Minister, John Swinney MSP. Thu, 15 Oct 2015 00:00:00 +0100 UK Construction Week: coming together A new trade event for professionals working in every aspect of residential and commercial construction, planning and design opens this week with BRE as content partner. Created by Media 10, the company behind the successful Grand Designs exhibitions, UK Construction Week (6-8 Oct) comes at a time of significant growth and substantial challenge in the industry. Mon, 5 Oct 2015 00:00:00 +0100