The BRE Trust companies are world leading research, consultancy, training, testing and certification organisations delivering sustainability and innovation across the built environment and beyond. The companies’ mission is to ‘Build a better world’. The companies are wholly owned by the BRE Trust, a UK-registered charity aiming to advance knowledge, innovation and communication in all matters concerning the built environment for the benefit of all. All BRE Trust companies’ profits are passed to the Trust to enable it to promote its charitable objectives.

Research & Consultancy

BRE, one of the UK’s leading research organisations, participates in a wide range of research projects funded by private industry, the UK Government, the European Union and the BRE Trust. This involvement in research differentiates BRE from its consultancy competitors. BRE’s consultancy expertise is available at all stages of the building life cycle, from the initial feasibility and design stage right through to end of use of the building.

Knowledge transfer is a vital component of this work. To this end BRE has established the Innovation Park at Garston. The Park, open to industry professionals, features a number of demonstration properties showcasing over 200 different innovative and emerging technologies.

Testing and Certification

BRE Global is an independent third party approvals body offering certification of fire, security and sustainability products and services to an international market. BRE Global’s mission is to ‘Protect people, property and the planet’. BRE Global operates a comprehensive range of facilities including Europe’s largest fire testing facility.

Training, education and publications

BRE Training provides training on a wide range of topics relating to the built environment. IHS BRE Press, BRE’s publishers, produce a wide range of publications including the internationally-respected BRE Digests, BRE Information Papers along with complementary online services. All BRE’s publications are available from BRE’s online bookshop at