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About BRE Group

Owned by BRE Trust, BRE Group is an international, multi-disciplinary building science centre whose aim is to improve buildings and infrastructure through research and knowledge generation. It uses its 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.

BRE operates on annual revenues of £50m, secured through the provision of a complete range of advisory, testing, certification, commissioned research, digital products and training services, covering all aspects of the built environment and associated industries.  Globally active, with approximately 600 employees, it has a physical presence in the UK, the Republic of Ireland and China and Innovation Parks (where we showcase the outputs of our innovative industry and academic collaborations) in the UK and China.

In recent years BRE has actively pursued international growth and influence and has successfully introduced many of its products and offerings to overseas markets; today, one of its best-known brands, BREEAM is the trusted mark of sustainability for buildings and communities in 77 countries.

BRE enjoys significant international reach in all aspects of its business and benefits hugely from many University Partnerships and its extensive formal Networks: Apres (ethical sourcing), Constructing Excellence, Commercial Partnerships, The Centre for Smart Homes and Buildings and the UK Green Building Council. 

The intellectual capital which is created is widely recognised and highly valued by clients and partners around the world and BRE regularly collaborates with colleagues in UK Government, industry and academia to push scientific boundaries to deliver tangible outcomes for society.

Building on its strong legacy and market-leading reputation, BRE has recently embarked on a period of review, change and improvement to ensure that it can continue to deliver value for customers and create a sustainable and secure future for the business. Some significant changes have been made in recent months and BRE is entering an exciting period, refreshing its strategy, direction and purpose to ensure it remains relevant and thrives as an organisation as it approaches its centenary and celebrates its long and impressive history of research and knowledge creation.

The establishment of an integrated strategy of the BRE brand, strategy, customers, products, planning and its people will be critical to this review.

Core Business Services 

BRE Global - Certification

BRE Global is an independent, international certification body, offering certification of fire, security and environmental products and services, management processes and other products and systems.  BRE Global listings of certificated products and services include the renowned Red and Green Books.

BRE Ltd - Advisory

BRE Ltd provides advisory services that help deliver high quality buildings, communities and infrastructure that meet legislative, client, safety, social and environmental requirements. Examples being:

  • High Performance Buildings and Infrastructure
  • Life Safety, Property Protection, Fire, Physical and Cyber Security
  • Knowledge and Skills
  • Smart Homes and Buildings
  • Health and Wellbeing and Healthy Cities
  • Construction Process, Supply Chain and Project Management
  • Management of Existing Assets
  • Adaptation and Resilience

Key sectors we serve: 

  • Product Manufacturing
  • Construction: Built environment Professionals and Contractors
  • Buildings and Infrastructure Owners,
  • Managers and Developers (Public and Private sectors)