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Ambius partners with BRE on biophilic office research

Interior landscaping company, Ambius, is teaming up with BRE, a world leading building science centre, as a core partner in a live, comprehensive study on the impact of biophilic design on office workers. The research project centres on a 7,000 ...

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New director at BREEAM

BRE has announced the appointment of Dr Shamir Ghumra as the new Director of BREEAM, the leading international portfolio of sustainability standards that has been driving global improvements in buildings and infrastructure for over twenty years. Formerly Director of Sustainable Products ...

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New guidance released on achieving joint BREEAM & WELL certification

BRE and the International WELL Building Institute (IWBI) have published a new, improved briefing paper that outlines how projects may achieve both a certified BREEAM rating and WELL Certification. The updated crosswalk document, Assessing Health and Wellbeing in Buildings – ...

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New fire door training programme answers concerns over fire door defects in buildings

A Fire Door Education Programme for professionals involved in the inspection, installation and repair of fire doors has just been jointly launched by BRE and the Door & Hardware Federation. This has been developed following concerns that the integrity of ...

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Turning solar farms into biodiversity hotspots

Expert advice on how to optimise biodiversity on solar farms is being launched today.  Solar farms typically take up less than 5% of the land they are on leaving huge scope to develop protected habitats to support local wildlife and plant ...

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BRE plans climate change knowledge centre

In the wake of the UK’s unprecedented floods and the devastating effects of extreme global weather patterns on property, people and the economy, BRE has announced plans for the creation of a Centre for Resilience for the built environment at its Britain ...

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Winning research confirms link between built environment & wellbeing

At Ecobuild last week, BRE and UBM Built Environment announced the winners of the research paper competition called to investigate the intrinsic link between buildings and the wellbeing of those who occupy them. The competition was held to bring together ...

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BRE Chief to lead on public sector food procurement

The public sector bought £2.1 billion worth of food and drink last year through the National Health Service, schools and the prison service.  Recognising both the huge potential for savings and benefits for the nation’s food producers, environment secretary, Owen Paterson has ...

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Trio predict building data and technology trends of 2014

As we move into a new year, many are questioning what trends will continue or be adopted as facilities and building managers strive to increase the efficiency of their buildings in 2014 and beyond. In this piece, experts from electrical specialist, Schneider Electric, BRE ...

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Ecobuild and BRE partner in new ‘wellbeing in the built environment’ research

BRE has been selected as the official ‘Research and Innovation Partner’ of Ecobuild – the leading, annual event for sustainable design, construction and the built environment, taking place at London’s ExCeL from 4 to 6 March 2014. The partnership will ...

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