Improving People’s Lives

High quality living and working environments are essential for good physical and mental health.

 

Indoor EnvironmentsImproving indoor noise, light and air quality conditions, and reducing overheating, damp, cold and pollution and their effects on people’s health. With indoor environments profoundly affecting our physical and mental health, BRE Trust supported projects deliver knowledge and guidance on many of these complex issues.

Independent Living  – Helping people with physical and mental impairments, including sight and hearing loss, autism, dementia and reduced mobility, to continue living and working independently. Our built environment must be able to respond to an aging population – with its associated complex health and wellbeing needs – so that people can continue to feel safe, secure, connected and independent at home.

Fire Safety – Investigating the causes of fire deaths and serious injuries, ways of reducing false fire alarms, and innovations for improving fire detection. BRE Trust supported fire safety research delivers knowledge with practical impacts on everyday life. Involving close partnerships between research scientists and industry. 

Homes For Life - Design

Homes For Life – Design

The demonstration house is based on the ‘design for dementia principals’ previously developed by Dr Rob McDonald and Bill Halsall ...
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Design for Dementia - Products

Design for Dementia – Products

Many of the design solutions applied to retrofitting for the elderly rely on innovative materials, products and technologies that can ...
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Healthy Planning Policy & Monitoring in Southwark & Lambeth

Healthy Planning Policy & Monitoring in Southwark & Lambeth

Built environment professionals are increasingly interested in the relationship between places and health. Many guidance documents are available to inform ...
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BIM Manager Training

BIM Manager Training

The CITB has highlighted how key site managers are in delivering BIM projects and that site managers have a key ...
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Cloud for Co-ordination

Cloud for Co-ordination

The C4C project aims to address some of the core challenges arising for the construction industry from the increasingly widespread ...
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Healthy Cities Index

Healthy Cities Index

The predicted growth of cities around the world provides opportunities to build places that will promote equality, reduce our impact ...
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Homes For Life - Design

Homes For Life – Design

The demonstration house is based on the ‘design for dementia principals’ previously developed by Dr Rob McDonald and Bill Halsall ...
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Design for Dementia - Products

Design for Dementia – Products

Many of the design solutions applied to retrofitting for the elderly rely on innovative materials, products and technologies that can ...
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Video Flame and Smoke Detectors

Video Flame and Smoke Detectors

Developing test methods to assess video flame and video smoke detectors Video fire detectors emerged as a new means of ...
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PV Fire Risks Review

PV Fire Risks Review

Over the last few years a number of media reports have made a link between specific fire incidents and photovoltaic ...
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