Community Sponsor Spotlight: @TheBRETrust – the largest independent charity in the UK dedicated to improving the built environment

Today’s spotlight on our sponsors falls on the BRE Trust, one of our Community Sponsors.  The BRE Group is committed to supporting the delivery of a sustainable built environment globally, nationally and locally.  As such, they will be supporting Sustainable St Albans Week – 21 – 29 April 2018.

Founded in 1997  the BRE Trust uses profits from the BRE Group to fund new research and education programmes that help to meet their goal of ‘building a better world together’.

A registered charity, the Trust commissions BRE and BRE Global, along with their university and other partners, to conduct research that generates the knowledge, skills and tools needed to create a better built environment for all.

Over the last 20 years they have funded more than £20m of research, published over 300 new or updated titles and supported more than 300 post-graduate students. They have also been able to attract extensive additional funding from both government and private sector sources, and have developed a growing network of partners and collaborators whom they work with and support.

The findings of this research have been disseminated in over 3,000 peer-reviewed papers, conference proceedings and books, and more than 2,000 students have graduated from BSc and MSc courses supported by the Trust.

As part of their support for Sustainable St Albans Week 2018, they have arranged the following events:

BREwatford iparkMonday 23 April, 12.45 – 3.30pm, free:
Join us for a special presentation at BRE’s  Innovation Park on Monday 23 April delivered by the Park Director and Look! St Albans. Afterwards explore the demonstration homes using our mobile app guided tour. Put your questions to the experts before you leave. Places are limited, booking required. Find more information and book online here.

All week, 10am – 3pm, free:
Throughout Sustainable St Albans Week, free self-guided tours of the BRE Innovation Park houses using the BRE mobile app.  Book a place: Tel 0333 321 8811 or email

Dr. Deborah Pullen, BRE Trust Group Research Director

“The delivery of a sustainable built environment is at the very core of BRE’s values and activities, and overall mission of the BRE Trust (owners of BRE).  This not only includes the quality of the buildings that people live, work, learn, play and generally occupy, but the very fabric of our urban environment and level of excellence throughout the supply chains that deliver it.  To this end, in the past year, we have invested over £750k into research projects, PhD Studentships and Professorships across our Partnership Programme. We are delighted to have the opportunity to support our local community in the realisation of their own sustainability aspirations; built environment related and beyond.  We hope that our open afternoon presentations on Monday the 23rd , in partnership with Look! St Albans, will help people further shape these aspirations and empower attendee’s to see them fulfilled*. It is only by working together that we will make the advancements necessary to secure the future we, and next generations, rightly deserve.”  Dr Deborah Pullen, BRE Trust Group Research Director

* Bookings can be made via the BRE Group events page or by phoning our customer services on 0333 321 8811.  Call charges may apply

Sustainable St Albans Week runs from 21- 29 April 2018 with 100+ events. We would not happen without the support and enthusiasm of our wonderful sponsors.

This year we especially want to thank our Community Sponsors  who are BRE TrustJust Energy Solutions  and Rothamsted Research.

We want to give a huge thank-you to all of our Gold Sponsors including AECOM engineering firm, Allsopp estate agents, Godfrey’s Green Energy, Independent Locker Solutions Ltd, JPA Furniture, Lussmanns, Lyndhurst Financial Management,  and Veolia environmental services.

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