Renfrewshire ‘retrofit’ housing project could slash heating bills by 90%

An innovative housing project in Renfrewshire will help to tackle climate change and could slash annual heating bills to £150.

Published 22 January 2020

BRE leads policy-makers and experts’ debate on building a better Scotland

Twenty-one of Scotland’s senior policy-shapers and key building experts, academics, and commentators were welcomed to a roundtable in Edinburgh earlier this year to debate: “What Kind of a Britain are we Building: Scotland?”

Published 12 March 2019

Ground-breaking report reveals housing’s ‘key’ role for living well with dementia

A report into the role housing plays in supporting people affected by dementia has found that housing is a key consideration to living well, but is underdeveloped within the current integration agenda for health and social care.

Published 27 September 2018

Derelict land could be used to reduce fuel poverty, say researchers

Glasgow has sufficient available vacant land to help alleviate fuel poverty in the city given the right technology and investment, according to scientists at the University of Strathclyde.

Published 3 October 2017

New report calls for immediate action on indoor air pollution

Poor indoor air quality in UK homes is at a scale and magnitude that needs immediate national-level attention and action, according to a new report from built environment and medical professionals.

Published 10 May 2017

New flood resilient demonstration home launched

A flood-resilient prototype home has been launched to show the most effective ways to protect homes against flood damage and limit disruption.

Published 7 February 2017

BRE assistive technology event praised by Scottish housing minister

In advance of this weekend’s International Day of Older Persons, Scottish housing minister Kevin Stewart has commended BRE for highlighting how assistive technology could help the older generation stay safely in their own homes for longer.

Published 29 September 2016

Dementia friendly home unveiled at BRE Innovation Park

A new demonstration house which could make home life easier for those living with dementia was launched at the BRE Innovation Park in Ravenscraig yesterday.

Published 2 June 2016

Final phase of BRE Innovation Park launched

BRE has launched the final phase of its innovation park at Ravenscraig.

Published 28 April 2016

Innovative BRE app could help social landlords tackle fuel poverty

An innovative new app has been launched which promises to help social landlords and housebuilders in providing more energy efficient homes, reducing fuel poverty and carbon emissions and improving the health of tenants.

Published 14 October 2015

Innovative eco house designed by students takes shape

An eco-friendly house designed by New College Lanarkshire students has begun to take shape.

Published 12 May 2015