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Building Performance Evaluation at Ecobuild

Projects from the Innovate UK Building Performance Evaluation programme presented at Ecobuild in early March. Speakers shared experiences on biomass community heating and the challenges with...

Continuous Improvement - Learning from the Latest Building Performance

XCO2 Energy, in collaboration with Innovate UK, are hosting an evening event as part of Green Sky Thinking Week .  Eight projects from Innovate UK's Building Performance...

Cross Street BPE study celebrates completion of their 2½ year project, and the Woodland Trust case study is updated.

  Cross Street, Gainsborough   The Cross Street housing study, led by Longhurst Group, was a successful in funding from the BPE programme in 2012, winning a grant to...

Innovate UK: Building Performance Evaluation – first indications of portfolio findings

In 2010 Innovate UK launched the Building Performance Evaluation programme to address the performance gap challenge in new buildings. Over the past 4 years the programme has endeavoured to...

RHI DECODED: What is its role in the UK carbon economy? - A report by CBxchange

This white paper report was put together to summarise the CBx breakfast briefing “RHI Decoded: Making the most of Heating Systems”, held at UCL Energy Institute, London on 18 September...

Making sense of metering – How do we maximise output value? - An Article by Sophie Chisholm, CBX

The valuable role of metering has been recognised by the Building Regulations since 2002 with the inclusion of requirements for sub-metering in non-domestic buildings. Part L2: Conservation of...

Avante Housing Development - Case Study

Crest Nicholson’s Avante housing development consists of 150 dwellings in Maidstone, Kent. Construction was phased between January 2007 and January 2011. The two storey houses and flats over...

Quarries - The Case Study

The Quarries Sheltered Housing scheme in Edinburgh is part of the wider Moredun Hyvots Regeneration, development programme delivering 787 new and refurbished mixed tenure homes by DCHA in...

Woodland Trust Case study

The case study of the Woodland Trust BPE project is now available to download from the BPE website. The Woodland Trust’s headquarters is a short distance from its previous rented offices...

BPE Tools and Methods

There are a multitude of different tools and methodologies that can be used to assess a building's performance, some are well known such as SAP and BREEAM and others are lesser known being...

Cressex Case Study

New case study on Cressex Community School highlights some of the issues when a school is only half occupied after handover and the facilities manager is not appointed until well after that...

Free Workshop on Building Performance Monitoring: People and Environments - 2nd September 2013, Cardiff Metropolitan University

  The Ecological Built Environment Research & Enterprise (EBERE) group in Cardiff School of Art & Design at Cardiff Metropolitan University, in collaboration with the Welsh...

New Design and Decision Tools group set up

Twelve Design and Decision tools have recently been developed with the help of funding from the Technology Strategy Board. Some tools are now available to the market; others are still prototypes...

Read the Camden Passive House case study

This 101 m 2 two - storey detached house in Camden, north London was completed in the spring of 2010, with the occupants moving in at the end of 2010. It is...

Technology Strategy Board receives a budget increase

The Chancellor announced in the Spending Review that the Technology Strategy Board will be receiving an £185 milllion increase to its budget. The sectors set to see a boost with this...

Wireless monitoring for building commissioning

Interesting paper from the recent CIBSE Technical Symposium looking at the possibilities for a portable wireless sensor network approach to post-occupancy building commissioning:   ...

A tale of two buildings

A Tale of Two Buildings - are EPCs a true indicator of energy efficiency   - a report worth reading from the Better Buildings Partnership (BBP) and Jones Lang LaSalle....

New: BPE Outputs Map

The BPE group has published early results from some of their projects and have provided summaries of their findings so far to members of the Building Performance Evaluation group. In addition...

BPE can take many forms and be used at different stages of the process

Anne King and Jo Harris represented the KTN at the ICEBO conference (International Conference on Enhanced Building Operation) in Manchester on 23rd October 2012.     ...

Extended deadline - Institute for Sustainability - Invitation to tender for expert authors

EXTENDED DEADLINE - midnight Wednesday October 3rd Invitation to tender for expert authors The FLASH+ project is working closely with the Technology Strategy...
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