Infrastructure sustainability – essential core research

Reducing the environmental impacts of the infrastructure that serves and connects our built environment, is a vital element in driving greater sustainability in our society. The BRE Trust has supported fundamental research into several infrastructure sustainability issues. These include the core technical standards involved, the early-stage decision making for sustainable infrastructure options, and the concept of ‘what good looks like’ in infrastructure projects.

As discussed in the video below, this research has subsequently been of considerable value in the development of the latest version of CEEQUAL (which incorporates BREEAM Infrastructure), the sustainability assessment, rating and awards scheme for civil engineering and infrastructure, projects.