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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BREEAM Refurbishment

Measurement & reporting tools, Standards

This BREEAM Scheme Document describes an environmental performance standard against which, domestic refurbishment projects in the UK can be assessed, rated and certified. Read more…

BREEAM In Use statistics

Guidance and industry reports

This collection of statistical data provides a ‘snap-shot’ of certificated assets to BREEAM In-Use. This analysis will provide information on ratings achieved by certificated assets, as well as details on location, building type and age of building. Read more…

Standard Assessment Procedure 2009 (SAP)

Measurement & reporting tools

This is the core guidance to SAP 2009, the UK's Standard Assessment Procedure for the energy rating of dwellings. It contains explanations of all the elements of a domestic energy assessment, the building fabric, services and renewable technologies. Read more…

SMARTWaste

SMARTWaste

Measurement & reporting tools, Standards

SMARTWaste is a web-based tool developed by BRE which provides a flexible online reporting platform that is suitable to all company types and sectors. Read more…

Simplified Building Energy Model (SBEM)

Simplified Building Energy Model (SBEM)

Software & Apps

SBEM is a software tool developed by BRE that provides an analysis of a building's energy consumption. SBEM is used for non domestic buildings in support of the National Calculation Methodology (NCM), the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) and the Green Deal. Read more…

Framework Standard for the Responsible Sourcing of Construction Products (BES6001) Issue 3.0

Standards

BRE Global has launched a framework standard (BES 6001) for the Responsible Sourcing of Construction Products. The standard sets out requirements under 3 main headings:
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