Constructing Excellence and BRE join forces

Published:  07 October, 2009

GARSTON: Constructing Excellence (CE) and Building Research Establishment (BRE) have announced a collaborative partnership that aims to support organisations in the built environment so that they can emerge strongly from the current economic slowdown.

Don Ward, chief executive of CE, said: "The great challenge the industry faces is how to mitigate the effects of climate change in a sector that accounts for 50% of all the UK's CO2 emissions. BRE has been at the cutting edge of built environment sustainability knowledge for several decades. As partners, we have great complementary expertise from which the sector can benefit."

The core activities of the partnership will be the delivery and dissemination of existing knowledge in a user-friendly format and the development of new knowledge that will help accelerate change in the sector.

Particular value is expected in the areas of sustainable construction, efficiency and lean processes. The partnership also plans to improve engagement with SME's across the UK through a network of regional partners and local best practice clubs.

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