The industry faces many global challenges, whether it's making our buildings more energy efficient and resilient to climate change, or become more efficient in the construction of low-carbon homes.
BRE Innovation Parks feature some of the world’s most sustainable buildings and landscapes plus hundreds of low carbon products, materials and technologies.
Our aim is to push forward the boundaries of knowledge and practice by testing and showcasing innovations. We want to help educate stakeholders, form collaborations and drive change across the built environment.
As well as the construction method of the houses themselves there are a number of products on each of the buildings and around the Park that contribute to the holistic approach to sustainable homes and communities. While BRE always promotes a "Fabric First" approach to construction, choosing the best materials for the construction, it is then necessary to select the optimal system for heating and hot water, and then choose what renewables can complement the building to achieve low to zero carbon emissions. In addition, ventilation, lighting, daylighting and appliance use can all impact on the performance of the building, and the embodied energy of potable water should not be underestimated.
CoolZone ceiling tiles incorporate BASF Micronal phase change material (PCM) into Armstrong’s plain metal ceiling tiles. The phase change material encased in the cassette stores and releases large amounts of energy, reducing cooling costs and maintaining a comfortable temperature within a building.View Product
Over the past few years Megaman have established themselves as a leading manufacturer of low energy light bulbs. Megaman UK is the exclusive distributor in the UK for LightwaveRF - a range of intelligent dimmers, radiator valves, sockets and sensors that make homes a little bit smarterView Product
A half day examination session for existing BREEAM Non Domestic assessors who wish to add additional standard BREEAM schemes to their qualification.
Price: £495.00 per person
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The Property Flood Resilience Database (PFR-d) has been created to gather information on property level flood resilience, and present this in a way that it can be easily integrated with the systems that insurers use to price policies. This will enable underwriters to understand the improved resilience of properties, against the flood risk, when considering property insurance policies. These dissemination events will present the PFR-d, how it works, and the benefits it can bring to householders, local authorities, government and insurers.
Price: £FREE per person
New Full Training course for the RFO 2014 scheme
Price: £1995.00 per person
Price: £25.00 per person
BREEAM Communities 2012 is targeted at neighbourhood scale developments. It aims to help the design teams, developers and planners to improve, measure and independently certify the sustainability of a large scale development at the design and planning stage. The scheme influences sustainability at the early stages of project development through community engagement, site strategy and implementation in design. This can lead into BREEAM assessments of buildings and homes.
Price: £75.00 per person
The Centre of Refurbishment Excellence (CoRE) is pleased to announce new dates and venues for its award winning Retrofit Coordinator Diploma.
Price: £200.00 per person