"The BRE Trust has an overarching remit to support the construction sector in delivering a more sustainable built environment which meets the demanding needs of its clients and the wider society. The provision of leading-edge, validated information is critical in achieving this end and we are delighted to sponsor Designing Buildings Wiki in its mission to make knowledge freely available." Deborah Pullen, Group Research Director, BRE.
The BRE Trust was set up in 2002 to advance knowledge, innovation and communication for public benefit. It is the largest UK charity dedicated to research and education in the built environment, commissioning research and publishing project findings to provide authoritative guidance to the construction industry. All profits made by the BRE Group are gift aided to the Trust to fund research and education programmes.
The BRE Trust aims to achieve:
- A higher quality built environment.
- Built facilities that offer improved functionality and value for money.
- A more efficient and sustainable construction sector with a higher level of innovative practice.
The three key elements of the BRE Trust's activities are research, publications and support for academia.
- Research. Ensuring that industry has access to the peer-reviewed, evidence-based information, knowledge and tools to ensure a healthy, safe and sustainable built environment.
- Publications. The Trust produces a programme of publications to drive innovation and best practice in the construction industry.
- Support for academia. The Trust awards scholarships and bursaries to PhD and MSc students, and provides financial support to the Chairs of five University Centres of Excellence:
- University of Bath - BRE Centre for Innovative Construction Materials.
- University of Strathclyde - BRE Centre for Energy Utilisation.
- University of Edinburgh - BRE Centre for Fire Safety Engineering.
- Cardiff University - Cardiff University - BRE Centre for Computational Analysis.
- University of Brasilia - Centre for Integrated and Sustainable Communities.
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- The BRE Bookshop sells BRE publications.
- Building4change is the BRE Trust’s freely-accessible online knowledge hub, dedicated to sustainability and innovation in the built environment.
- The BRE Group archive is a repository of knowledge, contacts and scientific research in the built environment which spans over 90 years of BRE’s history.
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