Building Research Establishment (BRE)
BRE is an independent and impartial, research-based consultancy, testing and training organization, offering expertise in every aspect of the built environment and associated industries. BRE helps government, industry and business to meet the challenges of our built environment. Today's need to combat climate change, and the significant economic and social issues we now face, are no exceptions.. It services include consultancy, creating safe and healthy, high quality, cost effective buildings, communities and businesses. Its research provides the information needed to underpin national building regulations, and to help develop and use new and improved processes and products. By focusing on sustainability they aim to reduce the environmental impacts of buildings, communities and businesses at all stages, from planning and design, through use and refurbishment, to end of life disposal.
BRE is the leader of WP 4, which targets DHC companies, and provides them with the information to improve their systems energy and environmental performance. Bre will also provide expert input to WP 2,3 & 5, and will establish the labeling system in the UK.