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Monthly News

Issue 104

Welcome to your monthly E-newsletter of built environment sector news, training, events, publications and recruitment opportunities.

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Training & Events


Challenging the perception that sustainability costs

New report reveals the actual costs and payback of sustainable building strategies. Read on

Your chance to comment on BREEAM Refurbishment and Fit-Out

The draft scheme follows two years of extensive industry consultation, development and piloting. Read on

Director of Environmental Markets role created at BRE

Former Chief Executive at Hertfordshire and Middlesex Wildlife Trust appointed. Read on

Prime Minister launches public sector food procurement plan

Government initiative led by BRE Chief Executive provides framework for better food procurement. Read on

National Business Awards 2014 finalists announced

BRE has been shortlisted for the Sustainable Business of the Year award. Read on

First Chinese BREEAM assessor and AP training

BRE and China’s quality certification body, CQC, deliver BREEAM training in Beijing. Read on


From the BRE experts
Building-Integrated Solar Technology - it’s coming!

BRE experts share their knowledge to help you with common building issues.

Integrating solar technology directly into a building’s fabric, using an attractive architectural design, will eventually become a widespread and ordinary part of the building process, says Steve Pester of the BRE National Solar Centre. More

BRE Academy and Events news

BREEAM awareness course

21 August, BRE Watford
24 September,
BRE Scotland

Gain an understanding of BREEAM core credits and timeline requirements. More

BREEAM 2014 UK New Construction assessor training

26-28 August, BRE Watford

Incorporates all building types covered under the 2014 scheme. More

BIM AP (Accredited Professional) training

2-3 September, BRE Watford

Course developed by the Avanti Partnership in collaboration with BRE. More

Advanced HVAC systems and building services

5 September, BRE Watford

CPD for Non-Dom Energy Assessors and DEC Assessors. More

Passivhaus introduction and workshop

9 September, BRE Watford

For those interested in low-energy design, construction and Passivhaus. More

SMARTWaste training

10 September, BRE Watford

Best practice in construction waste. More

Energy Management

10-11 September, BRE Watford

Understanding and reducing an organisation's energy use. More

Site sustainability manager

10-11 September, BRE Scotland

Close the gap between design and in-operation performance. More

The Energy Event 2014

16-17 September, NEC Birmingham

A leading event for energy efficiency, management and procurement. More

Getting to know BIM Level 2

23 September, BRE Scotland

Introduction to BIM, how it works and its place in the built environment. More

Repair and maintenance update

25 September, BRE Watford

Building Research Housing Group (BRHG) event.  More

BRE BTEC Professional Diploma in Fire Risk Assessment

29 September-3 October, BRE Watford

Enabling candidates to train and qualify as Fire Risk Assessors. More

Timber Fire Door Installation, Repair & Maintenance

8 October, BRE Scotland

Part of the Fire Door Education Programme. More

UK Passivhaus Conference 2014

16 October, Stevenage Arts & Leisure Centre

Latest information about Passivhaus in the UK. More

Innovation and technology update

20 November, BRE Watford

BRHG event. More


26-27 November, London Olympia

Mitigating impacts of extreme weather on buildings, and enhancing fire resistance and security. More


Making the most of renewable energy systems

Describes the most popular renewable energy technologies included in the Microgeneration Certification Scheme. Read more

Delivering water efficiency in commercial buildings

How to deliver water efficiency savings through improved facilities management. Read more

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