BRE’s training body, the BRE Academy, and the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA) have signed an agreement that will see the two collaborate to develop and deliver sustainability training courses.
These will be embedded into both higher and further education programmes to enable graduates to have market-ready qualifications and support employers in their recruitment selection process.
IEMA chief executive Tim Balcon said: “Training and education provision is a key service that we provide for our 15,000-strong global membership, who are focused on driving more sustainable practices and standards across all sectors.
“This collaboration 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.”
The partners are looking at developing courses around the challenges of delivering a more sustainable and resilient built environment, as the effects of climate change are felt on buildings and infrastructures worldwide.
BRE Academy director Pauline Traetto said: “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.
“We are delighted to work with IEMA to develop targeted and applicable training programmes for educational institutes and industry.”