Latest news from BRE Latest news from BRE IWBI and BRE announce alignments between WELL and BREEAM The International WELL Building Institute™ (IWBI™) and BRE today announced an agreement between the two organisations to pursue alignments between the WELL Building Standard™ (WELL) and BREEAM that will make it easier for projects pursuing both standards. Tue, 29 Nov 2016 00:00:00 +0000 Inspiring projects celebrated at CEEQUAL Outstanding Achievement Awards 2016 Winners of the 2016 CEEQUAL Outstanding Achievement Awards, which honours some of the top sustainability accomplishments by civil engineering project teams, were announced at a special event at the Institution of Civil Engineers in London last night. Tue, 29 Nov 2016 00:00:00 +0000 65k ZEDpod aims to shake up affordable homes market Pioneering new housing solution for cities joins BRE Innovation Park's family of trailblazing buildings Mon, 28 Nov 2016 00:00:00 +0000 BRE partners on cross-Europe energy performance research project Four-year QUANTUM project aims to close the gap between predicted and actual energy performance in European buildings through quality management Fri, 18 Nov 2016 00:00:00 +0000 Cable manufacturers will be left out in the cold without CE Marking, says BRE Global BRE Global turns up heat on cable CE Marking as July 2017 deadline looms.Manufacturers risk losing out on trade opportunities with Europe without appropriate CE marking for their cable products, says BRE Global, the UK leader in fire, security and environmental testing and certification of construction products. Thu, 17 Nov 2016 00:00:00 +0000 BRE testing takes prototype for improving solid wall heat loss measurement to the next stage BRE has carried out first stage tests on a prototype device for rapid and accurate measurement of heat losses (U-values) from solid wall homes. Created by Finnish University Arcada with input from Salford University, the device was entered into a BRE competition aimed at developing viable assessment tools to help improve the thermal performance of homes of this kind.  Wed, 16 Nov 2016 00:00:00 +0000 Gatwick Airport reduces false Fire Alarms Following a successful campaign to reduce false fire alarms, Gatwick Airport Ltd called on BRE experts to review its false alarm data and identify ways of further cutting these incidents. Wed, 9 Nov 2016 00:00:00 +0000 Consumer interest in home energy efficiency and sustainability on the up New research from BRE shows that people are increasingly focusing on energy-efficiency and sustainability when it comes to improving their home or choosing a new build property. Tue, 8 Nov 2016 00:00:00 +0000 BRE SiteSmart is the data and resource hub for the smart construction industry Launched at Digital Construction Week is BRE's new SiteSmart ( , a web brand encompassing BRE’s successful digital tools, SmartWaste, YellowJacket and the recently launched process improvement tool; helping organisations monitor, and report on health, safety, process and environmental information. SiteSmart will enable construction sites to continuously improve, leading to changes in behaviour and increased project profitability. Wed, 26 Oct 2016 00:00:00 +0100 Fire protection market welcomes the first BRE Global certificated portable watermist system, as awareness grows of fire risks to the vulnerable Surefire’s UltraGuard is the first portable watermist unit to achieve third party certification to LPS 1655, BRE Global’s dedicated fire performance standard for personal protection systems (PPS). Tue, 25 Oct 2016 00:00:00 +0100 First BIM Prospects awards take place at UK Construction Week Interserve's the winner at BRE’s first ever BIM awards   Thu, 20 Oct 2016 00:00:00 +0100 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