The Building Research Establishment (BRE) is a UK registered charity that conducts research and provides advice, training, testing, certification and standards for public and private sector development projects in the UK and abroad. Owned by the BRE Trust and headquartered in Garston, Hertfordshire, England, it has regional locations in countries throughout the world.
BRE sets and monitors building industry standards. It offers independent, third-party certification, develops and delivers professional training courses and a wide range of advisory services. BRE tools help construction professionals deliver better, safer, less costly built environment.
Several National Scheme Operators (NSOs) have developed country-specific BREEAM schemes.