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Published by BRE Trust

Wednesday 23 April 2014 NEWS

Artist impression of the Queensway Data Centre New green data centre for Fife, Scotland

22/4/2014 > by Keri Jordan

£40m facility will create 300 jobs for the region read on

Decent Homes programme saves 392m in health costs

21/4/2014 > by Jo Smit

DCLG initiative to improve homes should continue to reduce demands on NHS by £71m a year, finds BRE report read on

DCLG asks local 'visionaries' to put forward proposals for large housebuilding schemes

15/4/2014 > by Jo Smit

Locally-led garden cities of 15,000 plus homes could win government brokerage, planning support and capacity funding read on

BREEAM Outstanding for Brent Civic Centre

14/4/2014 > by Keri Jordan

Award-winning community hub is UK’s greenest public building read on

IPCC recognises role of technology and buildings in limiting temperature rise

14/4/2014 > by Jo Smit

The rise on pre-industrial levels could be held at 2oC says climate change panel – but it's down to governments, business and technology read on

Renewable Heat Incentive released for homes

9/4/2014 > by Jo Smit

Scheme covers heat pumps, biomass boilers and solar thermal panels read on

Relaunched TrustMark gives consumers better protection

8/4/2014 > by Jo Smit

Government move aims to boost industry’s reputation read on


Why low carbon thinking is essential from the start

15/4/2014 > by Sean Mills

The new Target Fabric Energy Efficiency standard should put an end to poor design dressed up with green gadgets and embed energy efficiency in a project from the outset. By Sean Mills, of Build Energy read on


Comment: Housing standards review missed opportunity to safeguard the future

10/4/2014 > by Paul Gamble

The government must tackle accessibility and sustainability if it is to prevent another housing crisis. By Paul Gamble of Habinteg Housing Association read on


Willmott Dixon wins Queen's Award for Enterprise

22/4/2014 > by Jo Smit

Construction firm recognised for outstanding performance in sustainable development read on


Adapt buildings to limit rise in heat-related deaths says report

16/4/2014 > by Jo Smit

Research predicts 800 more deaths in London by 2050 read on

Case studies

Larkfleet Passive House, Bourne, Lincolnshire

22/4/2014 > by Jo Smit

A consortium of companies has developed a prototype energy efficient house which has not only out-performed its Code level six and Passivhaus design, but also has the potential to be built in large volumes at affordable costs. read on


No pane, no gain

22/4/2014 > by Keri Jordan

BRE releases new guidance on the environmental performance of windows read on