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  1. 2019 Wellness and biophilia symposium. May 2019
  2. A case study of adopting BIT-Kit: A method uncovering the impact buildings have on people. March 2014
  3. A guide to the use of urban timber FB 50. July 20112
  4. A measure of net well-being that incorporates the effect of housing environmental impacts. March 2014
  5. Accredited access consultant. August 2018.
  6. Accredited energy assessor. August 2019.
  7. Acoustic design for health and wellbeing. February 2019
  8. A Home to Remember. June 2019
  9. Alarm receiving centre. December 2015
  10. All about wellness. June 2019
  11. Applying Fabric First principles: Complying with UK energy efficiency requirements FB 80. March 2016
  12. Applying flood resilience technologies GG 84. September 2014
  13. Approved building energy calculation software. August 2018
  14. Australian ethical labour sourcing standard. July 2018.
  15. Asset management for environmental conditions - retrofitting strategies for simple buildings. May 2016.
  16. A technical guide to district heating (FB 72). December 2014.
  17. ACM cladding testing by BRE.
  18. Adapting 1965-1980 semi-detached dwellings in the UK to reduce summer overheating and the effect of the 2010 Building Regulations. March 2014
  19. Airtightness of energy efficient buildings. March 2014
  20. Air conditioning in non-domestic buildings. June 2016
  21. Alkali-activated binders for precast and ready-mixed concrete products: A route map to standardisation, certification and guidance. June 2016.
  22. Alkali-activated binders for precast and ready-mixed concrete products: New supply chains, business models and environmental benefits. January 2016
  23. Anatomy of low carbon retrofits: evidence from owner-occupied superhomes. March 2014
  24. Applications, performance characteristics and environmental benefits of alkali-activated binder concretes. June 2013.
  25. ARUP and Better Shelter at the Working Together for Disaster Relief Conference. Jan 2019
  26. Assessing the fire performance of existing reinforced concrete flooring systems. March 2012.
  27. Automatic fire detection and alarm systems, an introductory guide to components and systems BR 510. October 2010.
  28. Automatic fire sprinkler systems: A good practice guide. October 2010.
  29. Battery energy storage systems with grid-connected solar photovoltaics BR 514. September 2017
  30. BES 6001 Responsible sourcing of construction products. September 2015
  31. Beyond BIM: Knowledge management for a smarter built environment. April 2018
  32. BIM – it's about the Planet. May 2015
  33. BIM DataBook. Oct 2017
  34. Biodiversity in the urban environment. November 2014
  35. Biomaterial. October 2018
  36. Biophilic design - health and wellbeing in buildings. May 2019
  37. Birds-eye figure. July 2012
  38. Blockchain - feasibility and opportunity assessment. Feb 2018
  39. Bluetooth. December 2014
  40. Bole. July 2012
  41. Bottom-up approach to address the challenges of low-carbon eco-cites. January 2015.
  42. BR135: Annex B. Performance criteria and classification method for BS 8414-2:2005. April 2005.
  43. BREEAM.
  44. BREEAM and CEEQUAL. November 2015
  45. BREEAM Awards 2017. March 2017
  46. BREEAM Awards 2018. March 2018
  47. BREEAM Awards 2019. March 2019
  48. BREEAM and Measurabl. April 2018
  49. BREEAM Data Centres Annex Pilot. November 2019
  50. BREEAM launches local planning authority guidance.
  51. BRE and Graitec partnership. August 2017
  52. BRE and Willmott Dixon project to retrofit of a 1920s semi-detached house. April 2016
  53. BRE and GRESB introduce new efficiencies for reporting Green Building Certifications. April 2018
  54. BRE Buzz articles on Designing Buildings Wiki.
  55. BRE award Atlas Industries. Nov 2017
  56. BRE Building Elements series (AP 243). August 2017.
  57. BRE Digest 365 Soakaway design. February 2016
  58. BRE Expert Collection 6 Daylight and shading. Aptil 2015
  59. BRE Global transfer to Ireland. March 2018
  60. BRE National Security Survey. Dec 2017
  61. BRE National Solar Centre. October 2015
  62. BRE photovoltaic certification scheme. July 2016
  63. BRE response to the green housing revolution. October 2019
  64. BRE SMARTWaste online reporting platform. October 2015
  65. BRE Trust. January 2014
  66. BRE Trust Review 2014. July 2015
  67. BRE Üserhuus. September 2015
  68. BRE Watford Innovation Park. Sept 2017
  69. BRE wellbeing research paper competition. August 2015
  70. BREEAM associate online training. March 2016
  71. BREEAM extends coverage of VOC schemes to a number of European-based schemes. October 2015
  72. BREEAM recognised responsible sourcing certification schemes. August 2018
  73. Broken chain. August 2018
  74. Burr. July 2012
  75. Building damp-free cavity walls. March 2015.
  76. Building information modelling life cycle assessment IP 5 15. May 2015.
  77. Building on fill. October 2015.
  78. Building Research Establishment BRE. January 2014
  79. Car club. August 2018
  80. Carbon negative. August 2018
  81. Carbon neutral. August 2018
  82. Cardiff University emissions tool. March 2017
  83. Cat's paw figure. July 2012
  84. CEEQUAL International. 23.10.2019
  85. CEEQUAL. January 2019
  86. CEEQUAL version 6. July 2019
  87. Centre for Smart Homes and Buildings. Jan 2018
  88. Certified thermal details and products scheme. July 2015.
  89. Changing energy behaviour in the workplace (FB 73). March 2015
  90. Changing patterns in domestic energy use FB 76. September 2015
  91. Characterising smoke from modern materials and evaluating smoke detectors. November 2014
  92. Check or checking. July 2012
  93. Cities as systems - BRE Solutions for urban environments. March 2015
  94. Close proximity. August 2018
  95. Code of Practice for Grid Connected Solar Photovoltaic Systems. 2014
  96. Colour appearance.
  97. Competition seeking new technologies to help solve the challenge of solid walls. March 2015
  98. Compliant public transport node. August 2018
  99. Composting. August 2018
  100. Comprehensive route. August 2018
  101. Computational fluid dynamics in building design: An introduction FB 69. September 2014.
  102. Concrete in aggressive ground (SD 1). June 2005
  103. Constituent construction product. August 2018
  104. Constructing Excellence annual conference 2017. Dec 2017
  105. Constructing Excellence merges with BRE. August 2016
  106. Control of solar shading IP 4 17. November 2017
  107. Conventions for U-value calculations (2006 edition) BR 443. July 2016
  108. Conventions for calculating linear thermal transmittance and temperature factors. June 2016
  109. Cover systems for land regeneration - thickness of cover systems for contaminated land (BR465). March 2004
  110. Cracking in buildings. March 2016
  111. Creating strong communities – measuring social sustainability in new housing development. March 2014
  112. Crime Prevention Design Advisor. August 2017
  113. Crotch figure. July 2012
  114. Cycle route. August 2018
  115. Cycle storage. August 2018
  116. Daylight benefits in healthcare buildings. March 2014
  117. DC isolators for photovoltaic systems (FB 68). October 2014
  118. Delivering sustainable buildings: Savings and payback FB 63. August 2014
  119. Delivering sustainable low energy housing with softwood timber frame. January 2015
  120. Delivering waste efficiency in commercial buildings: A guide for facilities managers. November 2014
  121. Delivering water efficiency in commercial buildings: A guide for facilities managers. June 2014
  122. Dementia-friendly home. May 2017
  123. Design flood event. August 2018.
  124. Design of durable concrete structures. 2014.
  125. Designing out unintended consequences when applying solid wall insulation FB 79. September 2015.
  126. Designing resilient cities: a guide to good practice (EP 103). April 2012
  127. Designing to reduce the chemical, biological and radiological vulnerability of new buildings (IP 7/15). September 2015
  128. Developing test methods to assess video flame and video smoke detectors. July 2019
  129. Development footprint. August 2018
  130. Diagnosing the causes of dampness (GR 5 revised). March 2015
  131. Domestic floors: Part 1: Construction, insulation and damp proofing. March 2015.
  132. Domestic micro-generation. November 2014.
  133. Domestic smoke alarms DG525. May 2012
  134. Dunnage. July 2012
  135. Earthships in Europe. February 2012
  136. Economic sustainability. August 2018
  137. Ecosystem. August 2018
  138. Electricity supply. November 2014.
  139. Embedded security: Procuring an effective facility protective security system. December 2015.
  140. End racking. July 2012
  141. Energy management and building controls. April 2016.
  142. Energy management in the built environment: A review of best practice. January 2012
  143. Ensuring good indoor air quality in buildings. Maey 2019
  144. Environmental impact of biomaterials and biomass (FB 67). May 2014
  145. Environmental profiles methodology. November 2018
  146. European Construction Institute joins BRE. Sept 2017.
  147. Evacuating vulnerable and dependent people from buildings in an emergency FB 52. February 2013.
  148. External fire performance of roofs: A guide to test methods and classification. February 2013
  149. External fire spread: building separation and boundary distances (BR 187). February 2017.
  150. External fire spread, Supplementary guidance to BR 187 incorporating probabilistic and time-based approaches. May 2016.
  151. Fire Doors (DG 524). February 2012.
  152. Fire performance of external thermal insulation for walls of multistorey buildings, third edition (BR 135). 2013.
  153. Fire Risk Assessor. December 2015
  154. Fire risk in high-rise and super high-rise buildings DG 533. August 2014
  155. Flexible electrical networks for a low carbon future. April 2017
  156. Flood resilient house. September 2016.
  157. Flood risk assessment. August 2018.
  158. Foundation route. August 2018.
  159. Glossary of electrical terms. December 2014
  160. Greenbuild 2017. Nov 2017
  161. Green Guide to Specification. November 2018
  162. Green timber. July 2012.
  163. Gross development area. August 2018.
  164. Growing space. August 2018
  165. Health and wellbeing impacts of natural and artificial lighting. August 2015
  166. Healthy planning policy and monitoring in Southwark and Lambeth. Mar 2019
  167. Hemp lime construction: A guide to building with hemp lime composites. September 2008
  168. High pollution location. August 2018
  169. Homes and ageing in England. November 2015
  170. Home energy performance ratio. August 2018
  171. Home of 2030. November 2019
  172. Home quality mark. March 2015
  173. Home Quality Mark high temperature reporting tool. August 2018
  174. HQM cost output. August 2018
  175. HQM performance targets. August 2018
  176. HS2 and BREEAM. Feb 2018
  177. Human-centric lighting. Feb 2019
  178. Humanitarian shelter exhibition. Oct 2017
  179. Hydraulically treated soils in residential construction (BR 513). April 2017
  180. Identifying non-traditional houses in the UK 1918-75. December 2012.
  181. Illuminance. September 2016.
  182. Increasing productivity in 2018. Jan 2018
  183. Installation of photovoltaic panels on existing flat roofs - some lessons learned IP 8 14. July 2014
  184. Installing fire doors and doorsets (GG 86). June 2017
  185. Integrated Material Profile and Costing Tool. August 2018
  186. Integrated modelling, simulation and visualisation (MSV) for sustainable built healing environments (BHEs). March 2014
  187. Internal occupied space. August 2018
  188. Inverted roof defect - case study. Nov 2017
  189. Land-sea interface. August 2018
  190. Lamp efficacy. September 2016
  191. Legally harvested and traded timber. August 2018.
  192. Lifetime Homes Design Guide (EP 100). October 2011.
  193. Lighting and health FB 74. August 2015.
  194. Lighting and health infographic. August 2015.
  195. Lighting for circadian rhythms. October 2019
  196. LINA - Life Cycle Assessment tool. July 2016.
  197. Live investigations of false fire alarms. December 2015
  198. Locating ventilation inlets to reduce ingress of external pollutants into buildings: A new methodology IP 9 14. June 2014
  199. Low maintenance plants. August 2018
  200. Low or zero carbon technologies. August 2018
  201. Luminaire efficacy. September 2016.
  202. Making the most of renewable energy systems DG 531. June 2014
  203. Managing fire risk in commercial buildings: A guide for facilities managers. September 2017.
  204. Managing risks in existing buildings: An overview of UK risk-based legislation for commercial and industrial premises (FB 86). September 2014.
  205. Manual call point. December 2015
  206. Material resource efficiency in construction: Supporting a circular economy. January 2017.
  207. Measuring fuel poverty. June 2016
  208. Measuring the wellbeing benefits of interior materials. August 2012
  209. Micro-grids December 2014
  210. Modern Slavery Influencers' Index. March 2018
  211. National Refurbishment Centre. August 2016.
  212. Natural fibre reinforced polymers (NFRPs) in the construction industry IP 14 14. November 2014.
  213. New requirements for fire detection and alarm network systems IP 12 13. September 2013.
  214. Next adopt YellowJacket. December 2018
  215. Over £1 billion lost every year due to false alarms. August 2019
  216. Passive and reactive fire protection to structural steel (IP 6 12). January 2012.
  217. People-friendly lighting controls. May 2014.
  218. Performance of exemplar buildings in use: Bridging the performance gap FB 78. February 2016
  219. Personal protection watermist systems in the homes of vulnerable people. November 2015.
  220. Power factor. September 2016.
  221. Power over ethernet. December 2014
  222. Power over USB. January 2015
  223. Private wire arrangement. August 2018
  224. Project delivery stakeholders. August 2018
  225. PV inverter. December 2014
  226. QSAND. February 2019
  227. Quality indoor lighting for comfort, health, wellbeing and productivity. Feb 2019
  228. Quantifying the health benefits of the Decent Homes programme FB 64. April 2014.
  229. Recreational space. August 2018.
  230. Radon: Guidance on protective measures for new buildings BR 211. November 2015.
  231. Radon protection for new domestic extensions and conservatories with solid concrete ground floors (GG 73 revised). January 2015
  232. Radon protection for new dwellings GG 74. January 2015
  233. Radon protection for new large buildings GG 75. January 2015
  234. Radon solutions in older homes GR 38. April 2014
  235. Reducing the embodied impacts of shopfitting equipment. February 2015
  236. Reducing thermal bridging at junctions when designing and installing solid wall insulation FB 61. December 2013
  237. Re-establish human relationships with the natural world Apr 2019
  238. Renewable energy sources: how they work and what they deliver: Part 3: Electrically driven heat pumps DG 532 3. December 2014
  239. Renewable energy sources: how they work and what they deliver: Part 4: Solar thermal hot water systems DG 532 4. December 2014.
  240. Responsible sourcing of construction products. August 2018
  241. RetrofitLab App. October 2015
  242. Retrofitting solar shading. November 2017
  243. Reused construction products. August 2018
  244. Rip sawing. July 2012
  245. Ripple figure. July 2012
  246. Rising damp in walls - diagnosis and treatment (DG 245). October 2007.
  247. SABRE. August 2017.
  248. Safe ductwork - Loss Prevention Standard (LPS 2084). July 2017
  249. Safe pedestrian route. August 2018
  250. Secured by design. August 2018
  251. Secure space. August 2018
  252. Security glazing. October 2016
  253. Security Needs Assessment. August 2018
  254. Service life. August 2018
  255. Site layout planning for daylight and sunlight. September 2011
  256. SiteSmart. October 2016.
  257. Smartsite. May 2018
  258. Smart meter. December 2014.
  259. Smoke detection in high ceiling spaces. June 2012
  260. Solar shading of buildings BR 364. January 2018
  261. Spalting. July 2012
  262. Sprinkler systems explained: A guide to sprinkler installation standards and rules. June 2009.
  263. Sound insulation in dwellings: Part 1: An introduction (GG 83-1). February 2014.
  264. Sound insulation in dwellings Part 2: New-build (GG 83-2). August 2015
  265. Sound insulation in dwellings: Part 3: Material change of use (conversions) (GG 83-3). October 2015
  266. Suitably Qualified Acoustician. August 2018
  267. Surface water run-off. August 2018
  268. The causes of false fire alarms in buildings. 2014
  269. The cost-benefit to the NHS arising from preventative housing interventions (FB82). April 2016
  270. The cost of poor housing to the NHS. March 2015
  271. The daylight factor. March 2014
  272. The design of extra care housing for older people and its impact on wellbeing: The East Sussex perspective. March 2014
  273. The essential guide to retail lighting. September 2013.
  274. The full cost of poor housing. May 2016
  275. The full cost of poor housing in Wales. May 2019
  276. The Future of Electricity in Domestic Buildings. December 2014
  277. The impact of the design of the Psychiatric inpatient facility on perceptions of Carer wellbeing. March 2014
  278. The real cost of poor housing. March 2014
  279. The role of codes, standards and approvals in delivering fire safety. January 1988
  280. The structural condition of Easiform cavity-walled dwellings (BR 130). January 1988 August 2018.
  281. Thermal dynamic analysis. August 2018
  282. Tidal estuary.
  283. Tiger-stripe figure. July 2012
  284. Timber banding. July 2012
  285. Timber shakes. July 2012.
  286. Timber stickers. July 2012.
  287. Transforming Construction Alliance. November 2018
  288. Transitioning to eco-cities: Reducing carbon emissions while improving urban welfare. March 2014
  289. Transport design and health. Oct 2016
  290. U-value conventions in practice: Worked examples using BR 443. January 2012
  291. Ubiquitous sensors to assess energy consumption and wellbeing in domestic environments. March 2014
  292. Understanding the factors affecting flashover of a fire in modern buildings. April 2017
  293. Unfired clay masonry: An introduction to low-impact building materials. October 2011
  294. Urban water systems management: A data analytics approach EP 105. April 2018
  295. Visual alarm devices - their effectiveness in warning of fire. April 2015
  296. Visual alarm devices for fire: An introduction and guide to BS EN 54-23. Feb 2012
  297. Waney edged. July 2012
  298. Watermist systems for fire protection in domestic and residential buildings DG 534. September 2014
  299. Well-being and regeneration: Reflections from Carpenters Estate. March 2014
  300. WELL and BREEAM align. Nov 2016
  301. Why do buildings crack? (DG 361). August 2014
  302. WiFi. December 2014
  303. WiMax. January 2015.
  304. Wind loads on roof-mounted photovoltaic and solar thermal systems DG 489. May 2014.
  305. Wood figure. July 2012
  306. Working platforms for tracked plant: good practice guide to the design, installation, maintenance and repair of ground-supported working platforms. June 2004.
  307. Yellowjacket health and safety management tool. August 2015
  308. Zero Bills Home. March 2016.
  309. Zero net regulated carbon emissions. August 2018
  310. ZigBee. January 2015,

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