Our Mission, Vision, Aims & Objectives
The Chair of BRE Group is accountable to BRE Trust and must be supportive of the Trust’s charitable objectives which are in part delivered with funding from profits given as Gift Aid by BRE Group. Therefore, the Chair is required to act on behalf of BRE Group, whilst ultimately accountable to BRE Trust.
Established in 1997, BRE Trust is a charity that exists to fund new research and education programmes that help to meet our goal of “building a better world together”. To do this, the Trust commissions the BRE Group, along with universities and other partners, to conduct research that generates the knowledge, skills and tools needed to create a better environment for all. The Trust is also responsible for overseeing the governance and performance of BRE Group.
The Trust is run by its Trustees, who are invited to join BRE Trust board on the basis of their experience and expertise in their respective fields and their potential positive impact on Trust activities.
The Trust’s vision is to enrich the lives and businesses of citizens by supporting the delivery of sustainable buildings, communities and cities. Its mission is to enable transformational change within the built environment through research, demonstration and education as a premier charitable Trust. Its objectives are to grow the size and impact of the programme; to extend international research delivery and influence; to increase global outreach and engagement; to support integrated lifetime learning; to maintain and protect reputation and independence and to actively support the success of the built environment.
To enable transformational change within the built environment through research, demonstration and education as a premier charitable Trust.
To enrich the lives and businesses of citizens by supporting the delivery of sustainable buildings, communities and cities.
The Trust commissions research into the challenges faced by the built environment and publishes project findings which act as authoritative guidance to the construction industry. Through its activity the Trust aims to achieve:
- A higher quality-built environment;
- Built facilities that offer improved functionality and value for money;
- A more efficient and sustainable construction sector with a higher level of innovative practice.
- To grow the size and impact of the programme.
- To extend international research delivery and influence.
- To increase global outreach and engagement.
- To support integrated lifetime learning.
- To maintain and protect reputation and independence.
- To actively support the success of the built environment.
Over the past 20 years the Trust has funded more than £20m of research, published over 300 new or updated titles and supported more than 300 post-graduate students. It has also been able to attract extensive additional funding from both government and private sector sources and has developed a growing network of partners and collaborators.