Welcome to the BRS news section. We'll keep you up to date with our latest developments, products and services, as well as hopefully give you an insight into what's happening in the industry.

BRE Innovation ParkDavey hails UK on energy efficiency

New Energy Secretary Ed Davey said on a visit to Watford that British companies were "leading the world" in creating green jobs and improving energy efficiency.

Photo of electricity meterBoardroom not convinced energy efficiency worth the investment

One in three board directors remains unconvinced of the return on investment (ROI) on energy refits, despite contrary evidence on the savings that can be achieved.

Photo of rows of housesThe green deal will be the biggest home energy programme of modern times

2012 is the year in which we'll launch the pioneering green deal, unleashing real competitive forces in the energy efficiency market.

Home under constructionWelsh government's warmer homes plan with new powers

Making homes more energy efficient will be one of the first aims of the Welsh government as it receives new powers.

Image of Olympic villageSix shortlisted to build 800 Olympic homes

Six developers have made the shortlist to build 800 new homes to form a new neighbourhood on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

Thermal image of houseHome thermal imaging Approved

A plan has been approved to bring a thermal-imaging service to residents in Boston, USA, to identify homes that could use an energy-efficiency upgrade.

Photo of house buildingOsborne pledges to “get Britain building again”

£10bn switch to capital spending from revenue spending announced over the next two parliaments

Photo of Danny Alexander£200m to boost 'green deal' take-up

The Government has announced £200 million in new funding to boost take-up of its flagship energy-saving programme for homes and businesses starting next year.

Green DealGovernment unveils £14bn Green Deal scheme

Long-awaited details on plans to overhaul the nation's building stock were outlined today by Chris Huhne driving £14bn of investment in energy efficiency measures.

Photo of house buildingCoalition launches £400m 'Get Britain Building' initiative

Prime Minister David Cameron and his deputy Nick Clegg will unveil a £400m fund to build 16,000 houses, to reverse the slow rate of house building.

Affordable housing imageHow can we design new homes that really offer affordable living?

Debates over government policies for housing and development have largely ignored a key question for the housing sector: how the design of our homes will have to change.

Photo of Richard CoackleyUK must invest more in R&D, says ICE boss

The incoming president of the Institute of Civil Engineers has warned that the UK will fail to meet its infrastructure challenge without a radical increase in R&D investment.

Photo of retrofit buildingGreen Construction Board eyes retrofit boom

Leaders of the new Green Construction Board highlighted the domestic retrofit market as a major growth area during their first meeting.

Photo of derelict buildings in St AndrewsScottish Government funding for St Andrews affordable housing project

Plans for the biggest affordable housing development seen in St Andrews have taken a significant step forward.

Photo of zero carbon homesZero carbon homes ‘too expensive’ to build

A recent article by Inside Housing has highlighted the increasing costs involved with building zero carbon homes within the current economic climate.

Image of Aberdeen City Council logoBRS helps to ensure energy efficiency in Aberdeen City

BRS are delighted to announce a new project with Stewart Milne Homes in Aberdeen City to provide a range of services for the city's first new council housing in a generation.

Image of St George’s & St Peter’s Parish Church in EasterhouseBringing Glasgow's new East End church into the 21st Century

Rebuilding of St George’s & St Peter’s Parish Church in Easterhouse, Glasgow is due to be complete by August this year and BRS are providing a range of energy efficiency and building regulations services to the project.