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published: 11/5/2015
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BRE Academy and IEMA announce educational collaboration

BRE’s training body, the BRE Academy, and the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA) have signed an agreement that will see the partners collaborate to develop and deliver industry relevant sustainability training courses. These will be embedded into both Higher and Further Education programmes to enable graduates to have market ready qualifications and support employers in their recruitment selection process.

BRE IEMA CollaborationThe collaboration will play a key role in IEMAs current Skills for a Sustainable Economy:  Preparing for the Perfect Storm campaign which aims to highlight the critical need for environment and sustainability skills in businesses worldwide.

Chief Executive of IEMA Tim Balcon said ‘Training and education provision is a key service which we provide for our 15,000 strong global membership, who are focussed on driving more sustainable practices and standards across all sectors. This collaboration with the BRE Academy will enable us to offer new skills programmes with a focus on the built environment which plays such an integral part of every business and industry as well as the economy.’

The partners are looking at developing courses around the challenges of delivering a more sustainable and resilient built environment, as the effects of climate change are felt on buildings and infrastructures worldwide.

Director of the BRE Academy, Pauline Traetto said ‘As an organisation BRE shares very similar goals and values to IEMA.  We want to make a positive difference and reduce adverse impacts on the environment for the benefit of people and the commercial world. We are delighted to work with IEMA in this way and develop targeted and applicable training programmes for educational institutes and industry.”

For further information contact Linda McKeown, BRE, email mckeownl@bre.co.uk



BRE is a world leading building science centre that generates new knowledge through research. This is used to create products, tools and standards that drive positive change across the built environment. BRE helps its government and private sector clients meet the significant environmental, social and economic challenges they face in delivering homes, buildings and communities. BRE is owned by the BRE Trust, a registered charity. The Trust uses the profits made by the BRE companies to fund research and education that advances knowledge of the built environment www.bre.co.uk

BRE Academy

Education for excellence in the Built Environment is at the heart of the BRE Academy. We pride ourselves on providing high quality, world class training and education programmes which are developed and delivered in partnership with BRE and industry experts. We aim to: lead the industry by delivering educational excellence, address the knowledge and skills gap, develop the next generation of skilled operatives and professionals and deliver accessible and practical CPD, and lifelong learning programmes. www.bre.co.uk/academy


The Institute of Environmental Management & Assessment (IEMA) is the professional home of over 15,000 environment and sustainability professionals from around the globe. IEMA’s role is to support individuals and organisations to set, recognise and achieve global sustainability standards and practice.Our members lead and deliver sustainability in their organisations at all levels, using IEMA standards as their foundation. Equipped with their extensive knowledge and skills, they improve environmental and sustainability performance and drive competitiveness, productivity, resilience and growth. Through the services we provide, IEMA members continuously improve their knowledge, their influence and their network so that they can play a leading role in making their businesses more profitable, less wasteful and future-proof. www.iema.net

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