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We use our cutting edge research to develop a range of products, services, standards and qualifications that are used around the world to bring about positive change in the built environment.

Over £1 billion lost every year due to false alarms

These losses are due largely to the disruption and loss of productivity in businesses. The first research project into the causes of false alarms estimated that each false alarm costs businesses on average ~£2.9k. The study provided a useful snapshot of the types of false alarms observed in the field but importantly proposed utilising a specialist fire alarm investigator to gather more reliable and meaningful false alarm data. Read More:

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What are the construction needs for Northern Ireland now and in a Post-Brexit world? — Frameworks to build a better Britain

Since the Good Friday Agreement of 1998 and an end to The Troubles – Northern Ireland’s economy has edged forward. The centres of Belfast and Londonderry are buzzing with a new ‘cappuccino culture’ and appear, in some ways, barely recognisable from the bad old days. Read More:

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BRE invites construction industry professionals to discuss their fight against modern slavery

Ahead of BRE and Sustain Worldwide’s conference – Responsible & Ethical Leadership for Global Construction Supply Chains – we invited three construction industry professionals to discuss their fight against modern slavery. In this podcast Juliet Spare is in conversation with: Chris Harrop, Group Sustainability & Marketing Director, Marshalls Plc Alice Hands, Sustainable Procurement Manager, Sir Robert McAlpine Danny Hobson, Head of Ethics & Sustainability, Arco Listen to the organisations’ journeys, their commitment to ethical labour [...]

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BRE welcomes green housing revolution

The new green standard announced by the Housing Secretary this week, aimed at tackling climate change whilst keeping household bills low, is welcomed by BRE. Gillian Charlesworth, Chief Executive of BRE Group said: “We share Government’s ambition to increase the supply of green, environmentally friendly homes that people want in their local communities. With the impacts of climate change already disrupting people’s homelife, through flooding and overheating, we must take every opportunity to ensure new [...]

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