BRE in sustainability training collaboration

The Building Research Establishment’s training body, the BRE Academy, is teaming up with the Institute of Environmental Management & Assessment (IEMA) to develop and deliver sustainability training courses.

The BRE/IEMA sustainability training course are expected to be embedded into higher and further education programmes to give graduates a qualification that might be of use to future employers.

IEMA chief executive of Tim Balcon said: “Training and education provision is a key service which we provide for our 15,000 strong global membership, who are focussed on driving more sustainable practices and standards across all sectors. This collaboration with the BRE Academy will enable us to offer new skills programmes with a focus on the built environment which plays such an integral part of every business and industry as well as the economy.”

BRE Academy director Pauline Traetto added: “As an organisation BRE shares very similar goals and values to IEMA. We want to make a positive difference and reduce adverse impacts on the environment for the benefit of people and the commercial world.”