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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...

Good performance Measurement is essential

We have increasingly detailed regulation for building construction and design.   At the moment all we can control are inputs and (some) outputs to ensure   that buildings perform...

A great short film on handover and commissioning on a non-domestic BPE project

To view the film please visit the  bere:architects website here .   The design features of low energy buildings must be fully understood by the occupants to ensure they are...

Event: GHA - LowCarb4Real

Compliance and Proof of Performance conference 26 April 2012 14:00 to 17:30 University College London, Roberts Building, Corner of Torrington Place and Malet...

BPE webinar - funding call for domestic new build projects

  Friday, March 16th 2012 from 9:30am to 11:00am (GMT)    The Technology Strategy Board is investing £8 million in a programme of competitions that provides...

STBA (Sustainable Traditional Buildings Alliance) - Call for information and research on the refurbishment and retrofit of traditional

    Professional bodies, academic researchers, product manufacturers and experienced tradespeople, are invited to provide information regarding the retrofit and...

Invitation to the launch of A Guide to an Understanding of the Embodied Impacts of Construction Products

  Construction Products Association Invitation to a launch event for a new Construction Products Association guide   Date:  Tuesday 13 March 2012 ...
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