Making a positive difference in the built environment since 1921.

BRE is a world leading, multi-disciplinary, building science centre with a mission to improve buildings and infrastructure, through research and knowledge generation.

We use our cutting edge research to develop a range of products, services, standards and qualifications that are used around the world to bring about positive change in the built environment.

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Our Mission

To build a better world together

Our Vision

To enable positive change in the built environment


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What we do

We use our research to develop standards, tools, services and qualifications that bring about positive change in the built environment, helping government and private sector clients meet the significant environmental, social and economic challenges they faces in delivering homes, buildings and communities. Services include:

  • Research – Pure and applied research programme
  • Education – Training programmes for professionals
  • Standards – Benchmarking key performance and best practice in the UK and internationally

Products and Services

Leading international provider of blended learning training and education programmes for professionals and employers. The BRE Academy’s content rich and high quality on-line and classroom based courses and learning materials are developed by BRE and industry experts, to be shared with a vast audience from students to professionals who work within the Built Environment. Visit for our online and classroom training or try some of our free construction courses.

The world’s leading sustainability assessment method for masterplanning projects, infrastructure and buildings.
Inspiring developers and creators to excel, innovate and make effective use of resources. The focus on sustainable value and efficiency makes BREEAM certified developments attractive property investments and generates sustainable environments that enhance the well-being of the people who live and work in them. Find out more about BREEAM

One of the challenges of making buildings safe and secure, is selecting and installing fire safety and security products that actually do what they claim
The Loss Prevention Certification Board (LPCB) has been working with industry and government for more than 100 years to set the standards needed to ensure that fire and security products and services perform effectively. Find out more about LPCB

The Home Quality Mark (HQM) is a national standard for new homes
Using a simple 5-star rating to provide impartial information from independent experts on a new home’s design, construction quality and running costs. Find out more on the HQM website

Helping you improve health and safety
Part of SmartSite, YellowJacket health and safety software tool is the smart way to save time, money, and lives while improving general quality of performance across your construction projects, business, and supply chain. Find out more about the YellowJacket health and safety tool

Helping you cut costs and environmental impact
When it comes to the environmental impact of your construction or demolition site, it’s important to understand where you can be making improvements to become more sustainable, while also saving time and money. Find out more about the BRE Smartwaste Construction Waste management tool

A security assessment and certification scheme for buildings and built infrastructure assets
The scheme recognises and rewards good practice and inspires owners, occupiers and operators to measure their performance so they can make informed investment decisions, communicate their security credentials to interested parties and benefit from greater transparency. Find out more about the SABRE security assessment and certification scheme

The evidence-based sustainability assessment, rating and awards scheme for civil engineering
Delivering improved project specification, design and construction of civil engineering works. CEEQUAL rewards project and contract teams in which clients, designers and contractors go beyond the legal and environmental and social minima to achieve distinctive environmental and social performance in their work. Find out more about CEEQUAL

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