Building consultancy extends whole-life performance expertise.

BRE has acquired Building Performance Group, the London-based practice that specialises in the whole-life performance of large building projects.

Dr Peter Bonfield, managing director of BRE's construction division, said that BRE and BPG had complimentary strengths in whole-life performance. He said: "we are creating a strong portfolio of building performance and value services. These services have become hugely important as the industry strives to build and refurbish in a more sustainable way. We plan to grow this business."