Company

Building Research Establishment (BRE)

Expert, impartial research, knowledge and advice for the built environment sector and beyond.

BRE helps government, industry and business to meet the challenges of our built environment. Today's need to combat climate change, and the significant economic and social issues we now face, are no exceptions.

BRE is an independent and impartial, research-based consultancy, testing and training organisation, offering expertise in every aspect of the built environment and associated industries. We help clients create better, safer and more sustainable products, buildings, communities and businesses - and we support the innovation needed to achieve this.

As well as our Watford Headquarters, we operate from regional offices in Scotland and Wales

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Straw Bale - An introduction to low-impact building materials

Straw Bale - An introduction to low-impact building materials

Guidance and industry reports

This Information Paper provides a broad view of the benefits and limitations of straw bale for those considering its use in construction projects. Read more…

Hemp Lime – An introduction to low-impact building materials

Hemp Lime – An introduction to low-impact building materials

Guidance and industry reports

This Information Paper provides a broad view of the benefits and limitations of non-loadbearing hemp lime walls for those considering their use in construction projects. Read more…

BREEAM New Construction: Retail

Measurement & reporting tools, Case studies, Standards

BREEAM for retail buildings is an assessment method and certification scheme that can be used at the design, construction and refurbishment stages of a building’s lifecycle. Read more…

BREEAM New Construction: Retail, Case Study: Waitrose, Bracknell

Case studies

This new Waitrose Supermarket is part of the regeneration of Bracknell town centre in Berkshire. It is Waitrose’s policy that all of their new... Read more…

BREEAM Communities

Measurement & reporting tools, Standards

BREEAM Communities is an assessment method and standard that helps professionals design places that people want to live and work in, are good for the environment and are economically successful. Read more…

BREEAM In-Use

Measurement & reporting tools

BREEAM In-Use is a scheme to help building managers reduce the running costs and improve the environmental performance of existing buildings. Read more…

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