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  1. Decent Homes for Ageing Well. May 2020
  2. BREEAM USA In-Use Version 6. May 2020
  3. BREEAM In-Use Version 6 environmental standard launched by BRE. May 2020
  4. Site layout planning for daylight. May 2020
  5. Assessing the effects of thermal bridging at junctions and around openings. May 2020
  6. Accessible meter. Apr 2020
  7. Suitably qualified energy modeller. Apr 2020
  8. Primary energy. Apr 2020
  9. Notional building. Apr 2020
  10. Green fit-out agreement. Apr 2020
  11. Energy Performance Ratio for New Constructions. Apr 2020
  12. Blockchain definitions. Mar 2020
  13. BRE Group response to the Future Homes Standard consultation. Mar 2020
  14. BREEAM Awards 2020. Mar 2020
  15. Center for Sustainable Landscapes. Feb 2020
  16. Health effects of indoor air quality on children and young people. Feb 2020
  17. The Housing Stock of The United Kingdom. Feb 2020
  18. Aesthetics and performance. Jan 2020
  19. Adapting homes for dementia. Dec 2019
  20. BIM for Energy Efficiency (EP107). Dec 2019
  21. Domestic Retrofit training course. Dec 2019
  22. Energy efficiency retrofit training videos. Dec 2019
  23. QUANTUM project practical benefits. Dec 2019
  24. BREEAM Data Centres Annex Pilot. Nov 2019
  25. Home of 2030. Nov 2019
  26. QUANTUM project. Nov 2019
  27. BRE response to the green housing revolution. Oct 2019
  28. CEEQUAL International. Oct 2019
  29. Lighting for circadian rhythms. Oct 2019
  30. Accredited energy assessor. Aug 2019
  31. Over £1 billion lost every year due to false alarms. Aug 2019
  32. CEEQUAL version 6. Jul 2019
  33. Dedicated and safe cycle lane. Jul 2019
  34. Dedicated and safe footpaths. Jul 2019
  35. Dedicated pedestrian crossing. Jul 2019
  36. Developing test methods to assess video flame and video smoke detectors. Jul 2019
  37. Dynamic Simulation Model. Jul 2019
  38. Security rating scheme. Jul 2019
  39. Suitably qualified security specialist. Jul 2019
  40. ACM cladding testing by BRE. Jul 2019
  41. A Home to Remember. Jun 2019
  42. All about wellness. Jun 2019
  43. Ensuring good indoor air quality in buildings. May 2019
  44. 2019 Wellness and biophilia symposium. May 2019
  45. Biophilic design - health and wellbeing in buildings. May 2019
  46. The full cost of poor housing in Wales. May 2019
  47. BREEAM launches local planning authority guidance. May 2019
  48. Re-establish human relationships with the natural world . Apr 2019
  49. Healthy planning policy and monitoring in Southwark and Lambeth. Mar 2019
  50. BREEAM Awards 2019. Mar 2019
  51. Tidal estuary. Mar 2019
  52. Human-centric lighting. Feb 2019
  53. Quality indoor lighting for comfort, health, wellbeing and productivity. Feb 2019
  54. Acoustic design for health and wellbeing. Feb 2019
  55. QSAND. Feb 2019
  56. ARUP and Better Shelter at the Working Together for Disaster Relief Conference. Jan 2019
  57. CEEQUAL. Jan 2019
  58. Next adopt YellowJacket. Dec 2018
  59. Environmental profiles methodology. Nov 2018
  60. Green Guide to Specification. Nov 2018
  61. Transforming Construction Alliance. Nov 2018
  62. Biomaterial. Oct 2018
  63. Accredited access consultant. Aug 2018
  64. Active system. Aug 2018
  65. Approved building energy calculation software. Aug 2018
  66. BREEAM recognised responsible sourcing certification schemes. Aug 2018
  67. Broken chain. Aug 2018
  68. Car club. Aug 2018
  69. Carbon negative. Aug 2018
  70. Carbon neutral. Aug 2018
  71. Close proximity. Aug 2018
  72. Compliant public transport node. Aug 2018
  73. Composting. Aug 2018
  74. Comprehensive route. Aug 2018
  75. Constituent construction product. Aug 2018
  76. Construction record. Aug 2018
  77. Cycle route. Aug 2018
  78. Cycle storage. Aug 2018
  79. Design flood event. Aug 2018
  80. Development footprint. Aug 2018
  81. Economic sustainability. Aug 2018
  82. Ecosystem. Aug 2018
  83. Flood risk assessment. Aug 2018
  84. Foundation route. Aug 2018
  85. Gross development area. Aug 2018
  86. Growing space. Aug 2018
  87. High pollution location. Aug 2018
  88. Home energy performance ratio. Aug 2018
  89. Home Quality Mark high temperature reporting tool. Aug 2018
  90. HQM cost output. Aug 2018
  91. HQM performance targets. Aug 2018
  92. Independent third party. Aug 2018
  93. Integrated Material Profile and Costing Tool. Aug 2018
  94. Internal occupied space. Aug 2018
  95. Land-sea interface. Aug 2018
  96. Legally harvested and traded timber. Aug 2018
  97. Low maintenance plants. Aug 2018
  98. Low or zero carbon technologies. Aug 2018
  99. Potential owner. Aug 2018
  100. Primary air barrier. Aug 2018
  101. Private wire arrangement. Aug 2018
  102. Project delivery stakeholders. Aug 2018
  103. Recreational space. Aug 2018
  104. Responsible sourcing of construction products. Aug 2018
  105. Reused construction products. Aug 2018
  106. Safe pedestrian route. Aug 2018
  107. Secure space. Aug 2018
  108. Secured by design. Aug 2018
  109. Security Needs Assessment. Aug 2018
  110. Service life. Aug 2018
  111. Suitably Qualified Acoustician. Aug 2018
  112. Surface water run-off. Aug 2018
  113. Thermal dynamic analysis. Aug 2018
  114. Zero net regulated carbon emissions. Aug 2018
  115. Australian ethical labour sourcing standard. Jul 2018
  116. Smartsite. May 2018
  117. Beyond BIM: Knowledge management for a smarter built environment. Apr 2018
  118. BRE and GRESB introduce new efficiencies for reporting Green Building Certifications. Apr 2018
  119. BREEAM and Measurabl. Apr 2018
  120. Urban water systems management: A data analytics approach EP 105. Apr 2018
  121. BRE Global transfer to Ireland. Mar 2018
  122. BREEAM Awards 2018. Mar 2018
  123. Modern Slavery Influencers' Index. Mar 2018
  124. Blockchain - feasibility and opportunity assessment. Feb 2018
  125. HS2 and BREEAM. Feb 2018
  126. Centre for Smart Homes and Buildings. Jan 2018
  127. Increasing productivity in 2018. Jan 2018
  128. Solar shading of buildings BR 364. Jan 2018
  129. Adequate view out. 2018
  130. BREEAM concept design. 2018
  131. BREEAM developed design. 2018
  132. BREEAM independent party. 2018
  133. BREEAM key meetings. 2018
  134. BREEAM performance targets. 2018
  135. BREEAM project delivery stakeholders. 2018
  136. BREEAM Recognised responsible construction management schemes. 2018
  137. Complex system. 2018
  138. Component level life cycle cost options appraisal. 2018
  139. Counter Terrorism Security Advisor. 2018
  140. Elemental life cycle cost plan. 2018
  141. Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme. 2018
  142. Fleet operator. 2018
  143. Interested party. 2018
  144. Legal and sustainable timber. 2018
  145. Multiple occupancy office. 2018
  146. No-sky line. 2018
  147. Openable window area. 2018
  148. Point of supply. 2018
  149. Post occupancy evaluation process. 2018
  150. Predicted percentage dissatisfied. 2018
  151. Separate occupant control. 2018
  152. Separate zoning control. 2018
  153. Sources of external pollution. 2018
  154. Specialist commissioning manager. 2018
  155. Strategic performance targets. 2018
  156. Substantially occupied. 2018
  157. Uniformity of illuminance. 2018
  158. BRE Watford Innovation Park. Sept 2017
  159. European Construction Institute joins BRE. Sept 2017
  160. Battery energy storage systems with grid-connected solar photovoltaics BR 514. Sept 2017
  161. Managing fire risk in commercial buildings: A guide for facilities managers. Sept 2017
  162. BRE National Security Survey. Dec 2017
  163. Constructing Excellence annual conference 2017. Dec 2017
  164. BRE award Atlas Industries. Nov 2017
  165. Greenbuild 2017. Nov 2017
  166. Inverted roof defect - case study. Nov 2017
  167. Control of solar shading IP 4 17. Nov 2017
  168. Retrofitting solar shading. Nov 2017
  169. BIM DataBook. Oct 2017
  170. Humanitarian shelter exhibition. Oct 2017
  171. BRE and Graitec partnership. Aug 2017
  172. BRE Building Elements series (AP 243). Aug 2017
  173. Crime Prevention Design Advisor. Aug 2017
  174. SABRE. Aug 2017
  175. Safe ductwork - Loss Prevention Standard (LPS 2084). Jul 2017
  176. Installing fire doors and doorsets (GG 86). Jun 2017
  177. Dementia-friendly home. May 2017
  178. Flexible electrical networks for a low carbon future. Apr 2017
  179. Hydraulically treated soils in residential construction (BR 513). Apr 2017
  180. Understanding the factors affecting flashover of a fire in modern buildings. Apr 2017
  181. BREEAM Awards 2017. Mar 2017
  182. Cardiff University emissions tool. Mar 2017
  183. External fire spread: building separation and boundary distances (BR 187). Feb 2017
  184. Material resource efficiency in construction: Supporting a circular economy. Jan 2017
  185. Flood resilient house. Sept 2016
  186. Illuminance. Sept 2016
  187. Lamp efficacy. Sept 2016
  188. Luminaire efficacy. Sept 2016
  189. Power factor. Sept 2016
  190. Colour appearance. Sept 2016
  191. WELL and BREEAM align. Nov 2016
  192. Transport design and health. Oct 2016
  193. Security glazing. Oct 2016
  194. SiteSmart. Oct 2016
  195. Constructing Excellence merges with BRE. Aug 2016
  196. National Refurbishment Centre. Aug 2016
  197. BRE photovoltaic certification scheme. Jul 2016
  198. Conventions for U-value calculations (2006 edition) BR 443. Jul 2016
  199. LINA - Life Cycle Assessment tool. Jul 2016
  200. Air conditioning in non-domestic buildings. Jun 2016
  201. Alkali-activated binders for precast and ready-mixed concrete products: A route map to standardisation, certification and guidance. Jun 2016
  202. Conventions for calculating linear thermal transmittance and temperature factors. Jun 2016
  203. Measuring fuel poverty. Jun 2016
  204. Asset management for environmental conditions - retrofitting strategies for simple buildings. May 2016
  205. External fire spread, Supplementary guidance to BR 187 incorporating probabilistic and time-based approaches. May 2016
  206. The full cost of poor housing. May 2016
  207. BRE and Willmott Dixon project to retrofit of a 1920s semi-detached house. Apr 2016
  208. Energy management and building controls. Apr 2016
  209. The cost-benefit to the NHS arising from preventative housing interventions (FB82). Apr 2016
  210. Applying Fabric First principles: Complying with UK energy efficiency requirements FB 80. Mar 2016
  211. BREEAM associate online training. Mar 2016
  212. Cracking in buildings. Mar 2016
  213. Zero Bills Home. Mar 2016
  214. BRE Digest 365 Soakaway design. Feb 2016
  215. Performance of exemplar buildings in use: Bridging the performance gap FB 78. Feb 2016
  216. Improving fire safety design with coupled hybrid modelling. Jan 2016
  217. Alkali-activated binders for precast and ready-mixed concrete products: New supply chains, business models and environmental benefits. Jan 2016
  218. BES 6001 Responsible sourcing of construction products. Sept 2015
  219. BRE Üserhuus. Sept 2015
  220. Changing patterns in domestic energy use FB 76. Sept 2015
  221. Designing out unintended consequences when applying solid wall insulation FB 79. Sept 2015
  222. Designing to reduce the chemical, biological and radiological vulnerability of new buildings (IP 7/15). Sept 2015
  223. BRE Expert Collection 6 Daylight and shading. Aptil 2015
  224. Alarm receiving centre. Dec 2015
  225. Embedded security: Procuring an effective facility protective security system. Dec 2015
  226. Fire Risk Assessor. Dec 2015
  227. Live investigations of false fire alarms. Dec 2015
  228. Manual call point. Dec 2015
  229. BREEAM and CEEQUAL. Nov 2015
  230. Homes and ageing in England. Nov 2015
  231. Personal protection watermist systems in the homes of vulnerable people. Nov 2015
  232. Radon: Guidance on protective measures for new buildings BR 211. Nov 2015
  233. BRE National Solar Centre. Oct 2015
  234. BRE SMARTWaste online reporting platform. Oct 2015
  235. BREEAM extends coverage of VOC schemes to a number of European-based schemes. Oct 2015
  236. Building on fill. Oct 2015
  237. RetrofitLab App. Oct 2015
  238. Sound insulation in dwellings: Part 3: Material change of use (conversions) (GG 83-3). Oct 2015
  239. BRE wellbeing research paper competition. Aug 2015
  240. Health and wellbeing impacts of natural and artificial lighting. Aug 2015
  241. Lighting and health FB 74. Aug 2015
  242. Lighting and health infographic. Aug 2015
  243. Sound insulation in dwellings Part 2: New-build (GG 83-2). Aug 2015
  244. Yellowjacket health and safety management tool. Aug 2015
  245. BRE Trust Review 2014. Jul 2015
  246. Certified thermal details and products scheme. Jul 2015
  247. BIM – it's about the Planet. May 2015
  248. Building information modelling life cycle assessment IP 5 15. May 2015
  249. Visual alarm devices - their effectiveness in warning of fire. Apr 2015
  250. Building damp-free cavity walls. Mar 2015
  251. Changing energy behaviour in the workplace (FB 73). Mar 2015
  252. Cities as systems - BRE Solutions for urban environments. Mar 2015
  253. Competition seeking new technologies to help solve the challenge of solid walls. Mar 2015
  254. Diagnosing the causes of dampness (GR 5 revised). Mar 2015
  255. Domestic floors: Part 1: Construction, insulation and damp proofing. Mar 2015
  256. Home quality mark. Mar 2015
  257. The cost of poor housing to the NHS. Mar 2015
  258. Reducing the embodied impacts of shopfitting equipment. Feb 2015
  259. Bottom-up approach to address the challenges of low-carbon eco-cites. Jan 2015
  260. Delivering sustainable low energy housing with softwood timber frame. Jan 2015
  261. Power over USB. Jan 2015
  262. Radon protection for new domestic extensions and conservatories with solid concrete ground floors (GG 73 revised). Jan 2015
  263. Radon protection for new dwellings GG 74. Jan 2015
  264. Radon protection for new large buildings GG 75. Jan 2015
  265. WiMax. Jan 2015
  266. ZigBee. Jan 2015
  267. Applying flood resilience technologies GG 84. Sept 2014
  268. Computational fluid dynamics in building design: An introduction FB 69. Sept 2014
  269. Managing risks in existing buildings: An overview of UK risk-based legislation for commercial and industrial premises (FB 86). Sept 2014
  270. Watermist systems for fire protection in domestic and residential buildings DG 534. Sept 2014
  271. A technical guide to district heating (FB 72). Dec 2014
  272. Bluetooth. Dec 2014
  273. Glossary of electrical terms. Dec 2014
  274. Power over ethernet. Dec 2014
  275. PV inverter. Dec 2014
  276. Renewable energy sources: how they work and what they deliver: Part 3: Electrically driven heat pumps DG 532 3. Dec 2014
  277. Renewable energy sources: how they work and what they deliver: Part 4: Solar thermal hot water systems DG 532 4. Dec 2014
  278. Smart meter. Dec 2014
  279. The Future of Electricity in Domestic Buildings. Dec 2014
  280. WiFi. Dec 2014
  281. Micro-grids December 2014. Dec 2014
  282. Biodiversity in the urban environment. Nov 2014
  283. Characterising smoke from modern materials and evaluating smoke detectors. Nov 2014
  284. Delivering waste efficiency in commercial buildings: A guide for facilities managers. Nov 2014
  285. Domestic micro-generation. Nov 2014
  286. Electricity supply. Nov 2014
  287. Natural fibre reinforced polymers (NFRPs) in the construction industry IP 14 14. Nov 2014
  288. DC isolators for photovoltaic systems (FB 68). Oct 2014
  289. Delivering sustainable buildings: Savings and payback FB 63. Aug 2014
  290. Fire risk in high-rise and super high-rise buildings DG 533. Aug 2014
  291. Why do buildings crack? (DG 361). Aug 2014
  292. Installation of photovoltaic panels on existing flat roofs - some lessons learned IP 8 14. Jul 2014
  293. Delivering water efficiency in commercial buildings: A guide for facilities managers. Jun 2014
  294. Locating ventilation inlets to reduce ingress of external pollutants into buildings: A new methodology IP 9 14. Jun 2014
  295. Making the most of renewable energy systems DG 531. Jun 2014
  296. Environmental impact of biomaterials and biomass (FB 67). May 2014
  297. People-friendly lighting controls. May 2014
  298. Wind loads on roof-mounted photovoltaic and solar thermal systems DG 489. May 2014
  299. Quantifying the health benefits of the Decent Homes programme FB 64. Apr 2014
  300. Radon solutions in older homes GR 38. Apr 2014
  301. A case study of adopting BIT-Kit: A method uncovering the impact buildings have on people. Mar 2014
  302. A measure of net well-being that incorporates the effect of housing environmental impacts. Mar 2014
  303. Adapting 1965-1980 semi-detached dwellings in the UK to reduce summer overheating and the effect of the 2010 Building Regulations. Mar 2014
  304. Airtightness of energy efficient buildings. Mar 2014
  305. Anatomy of low carbon retrofits: evidence from owner-occupied superhomes. Mar 2014
  306. Creating strong communities – measuring social sustainability in new housing development. Mar 2014
  307. Daylight benefits in healthcare buildings. Mar 2014
  308. Integrated modelling, simulation and visualisation (MSV) for sustainable built healing environments (BHEs). Mar 2014
  309. The daylight factor. Mar 2014
  310. The design of extra care housing for older people and its impact on wellbeing: The East Sussex perspective. Mar 2014
  311. The impact of the design of the Psychiatric inpatient facility on perceptions of Carer wellbeing. Mar 2014
  312. The real cost of poor housing. Mar 2014
  313. Transitioning to eco-cities: Reducing carbon emissions while improving urban welfare. Mar 2014
  314. Ubiquitous sensors to assess energy consumption and wellbeing in domestic environments. Mar 2014
  315. Well-being and regeneration: Reflections from Carpenters Estate. Mar 2014
  316. Sound insulation in dwellings: Part 1: An introduction (GG 83-1). Feb 2014
  317. BRE Trust. Jan 2014
  318. Building Research Establishment BRE. Jan 2014
  319. Code of Practice for Grid Connected Solar Photovoltaic Systems. 2014
  320. Design of durable concrete structures. 2014
  321. The causes of false fire alarms in buildings. 2014
  322. New requirements for fire detection and alarm network systems IP 12 13. Sept 2013
  323. The essential guide to retail lighting. Sept 2013
  324. Reducing thermal bridging at junctions when designing and installing solid wall insulation FB 61. Dec 2013
  325. Applications, performance characteristics and environmental benefits of alkali-activated binder concretes. Jun 2013
  326. Evacuating vulnerable and dependent people from buildings in an emergency FB 52. Feb 2013
  327. External fire performance of roofs: A guide to test methods and classification. Feb 2013
  328. Fire performance of external thermal insulation for walls of multistorey buildings, third edition (BR 135). 2013
  329. Identifying non-traditional houses in the UK 1918-75. Dec 2012
  330. Measuring the wellbeing benefits of interior materials. Aug 2012
  331. A guide to the use of urban timber FB 50. Jul 2012
  332. Birds-eye figure. Jul 2012
  333. Bole. Jul 2012
  334. Burr. Jul 2012
  335. Cat's paw figure. Jul 2012
  336. Check or checking. Jul 2012
  337. Crotch figure. Jul 2012
  338. Dunnage. Jul 2012
  339. End racking. Jul 2012
  340. Green timber. Jul 2012
  341. Rip sawing. Jul 2012
  342. Ripple figure. Jul 2012
  343. Spalting. Jul 2012
  344. Tiger-stripe figure. Jul 2012
  345. Timber banding. Jul 2012
  346. Timber shakes. Jul 2012
  347. Timber stickers. Jul 2012
  348. Waney edged. Jul 2012
  349. Wood figure. Jul 2012
  350. Smoke detection in high ceiling spaces. Jun 2012
  351. Domestic smoke alarms DG525. May 2012
  352. Designing resilient cities: a guide to good practice (EP 103). Apr 2012
  353. Assessing the fire performance of existing reinforced concrete flooring systems. Mar 2012
  354. Visual alarm devices for fire: An introduction and guide to BS EN 54-23. Feb 2012
  355. Earthships in Europe. Feb 2012
  356. Fire Doors (DG 524). Feb 2012
  357. Energy management in the built environment: A review of best practice. Jan 2012
  358. Passive and reactive fire protection to structural steel (IP 6 12). Jan 2012
  359. U-value conventions in practice: Worked examples using BR 443. Jan 2012
  360. Site layout planning for daylight and sunlight. Sept 2011
  361. Lifetime Homes Design Guide (EP 100). Oct 2011
  362. Unfired clay masonry: An introduction to low-impact building materials. Oct 2011
  363. Automatic fire detection and alarm systems, an introductory guide to components and systems BR 510. Oct 2010
  364. Automatic fire sprinkler systems: A good practice guide. Oct 2010
  365. Sprinkler systems explained: A guide to sprinkler installation standards and rules. Jun 2009
  366. Hemp lime construction: A guide to building with hemp lime composites. Sept 2008
  367. Rising damp in walls - diagnosis and treatment (DG 245). Oct 2007
  368. Concrete in aggressive ground (SD 1). Jun 2005
  369. BR135: Annex B. Performance criteria and classification method for BS 8414-2:2005. Apr 2005
  370. Working platforms for tracked plant: good practice guide to the design, installation, maintenance and repair of ground-supported working platforms. Jun 2004
  371. Cover systems for land regeneration - thickness of cover systems for contaminated land (BR465). Mar 2004
  372. The role of codes, standards and approvals in delivering fire safety. Jan 1988
  373. The structural condition of Easiform cavity-walled dwellings (BR 130). Jan 1988
  374. BRE Buzz articles on Designing Buildings Wiki
  375. BREEAM

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