BPN working with the Future Homes Hub

BPN working with the Future Homes Hub

BPN Development Director, David Adams is very busy with the Future Homes Hub producing guidance for housebuilders on the new building regulations Part F L O & S which also makes reference to building performance.  More significantly, he is working to develop a FHH BPE workstream which he will co-chair
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BPE Resource Hub latest

BPE Resource Hub latest

We are excited to be working on the Resource Hub for Building Performance Evaluation, a new home for all things BPE.  Supported by Ecology Building Society, the first module is an introduction to building performance evaluation, targeted at an audience of non-professionals (such as self-builders) and professionals who are unfamiliar
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The UKRI Transforming Construction Challenge comes to an end

The UKRI Transforming Construction Challenge comes to an end

The UK Research and Innovation Transforming Construction Challenge, delivered by Innovate UK, completed in March. This concluded over 4-years of innovation activity to transform productivity and performance of our built environment. The Challenge covered a whole range of sectors and approaches, from digital tools to improve information flow, factory-built rail
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Welcome to Mat Colmer

Welcome to Mat Colmer

A warm welcome to Mat Colmer who joins the BPN team as Director. Mat has been focused on the performance of our buildings for over 15 years and brings a wealth of experience in the built environment sector to the BPN. Always working at the forefront of research and innovation,
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Insight into the new British Standard for in-use BPE

Insight into the new British Standard for in-use BPE

The start of February saw the publication of the British Standard for building performance evaluation of occupied and operational buildings (using data gathered from tests, measurements, observation and user experience), BS 40101. On Monday 14th February, we held a launch event with a presentation and Q&A with co-authors, Dr Kerry Mashford
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BPE Resource Platform project announcement

BPE Resource Platform project announcement

2022 kicks off with an exciting new project for the BPN: we will be building a brand-new BPE resource platform with funding from Ecology Building Society.  We are delighted to be enabling greater uptake of building performance evaluation in this very pragmatic way. Primarily aimed at self-builders, retrofitters, clients, design
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British Standard BS 40101 launch event

British Standard BS 40101 launch event

The British Standard for building performance evaluation of occupied and operational buildings (using data gathered from tests, measurements, observation and user experience), BS 40101 is now published. We will be holding a FREE launch event on Monday 14th February. Do join us. Click below for more information. British Standard for
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British Standard BS 40101 Building performance evaluation of occupied and operational buildings

British Standard BS 40101 Building performance evaluation of occupied and operational buildings

BS 40101 is now published Available from the BSI shop. Free to BPN Members. LAUNCH EVENT 14/02/22: see below for recordings of the event, including presentations from co-authors Dr Kerry Mashford OBE and Dr Zack Gill, and the Q&A session. Background Growing interest in BPE In recent years there has been
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BPE show-and-tell event: breaking out of our silos

BPE show-and-tell event: breaking out of our silos

New Networking event coming online on Monday 6th December, 2.30pm Following all the talk at COP26, we are very excited to be bringing you a whirlwind tour of action that is improving the measurable performance of our built environment. A fantastic collection of speakers are ready to share with you what they are
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Recordings from SEEDS event featuring BPN speakers

Recordings from SEEDS event featuring BPN speakers

All the presentations from the SEEDS Conference 2021, organised by Leeds Sustainability Institute at Leeds Beckett University, are available of Prof Chris Gorse’s YouTube channel:  https://m.youtube.com/user/chrisgorse/videos A number of the BPN team appeared across the two-day event.  George Martin on BPE and Building Regulations. Prof Fionn Stevenson reported on progress
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Coming: a register of Building Performance Evaluators

Coming: a register of Building Performance Evaluators

To help you find the professional, experienced help you need to carry out a successful building performance evaluation project, we are putting together a list of BPEvaluators. We will be asking for reference projects and listing areas of expertise. With increasing demand to understand the actual performance of our building,
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BPN response to the consultation on BS40101

BPN response to the consultation on BS40101

The BPN submitted a detailed response to the Draft BS40101 Building Performance Evaluation Consultation, which closed on 10th September 2021. Our main aim was to ensure that this important new standard contains an initial light-touch assessment process , followed by any necessary further investigations as determined by the BPE team
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The case for BPE for homes - a visual guide

The case for BPE for homes – a visual guide

To support our campaign activities, BPN has produced this infographic document. The content is based on Campaign Director, Prof Fionn Stevenson’s fuller paper on the need for building performance evaluation in domestic settings, also available on our website here. We encourage you to share this widely and use it in
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Industry views on British Standard BS 40101 - Building performance evaluation of occupied and operational buildings

Industry views on British Standard BS 40101 – Building performance evaluation of occupied and operational buildings

We recently held an event to discuss British Standard BS 40101 – Building performance evaluation of occupied and operational buildings. BSI is currently consulting on this standard. We asked people from across our industry to comment on the standard. We hope this informs your own response. We encourage lots of
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Brand new British Standard for in-use building performance evaluation is coming

Brand new British Standard for in-use building performance evaluation is coming

The draft of the British Standard BS 40101 – Building performance evaluation of occupied and operational buildings, is now available for public consultation and open until 28th August. The authors, Kerry Mashford and Zack Gill, have been working extremely hard alongside the BSI, BPN and the drafting panel members to bring this
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BPN Members feature in Showhouse magazine

BPN Members feature in Showhouse magazine

A number of our Members feature in this excellent article about the still very problematic performance gap in new housing and how building performance evaluation is being used to understand and address the causes. Showhouse magazine Image credit: Build Test Solutions
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Spring has brought us 4 new BPN Members

Spring has brought us 4 new BPN Members

We are delighted to have the following organisations join our network as Members.  Click on logos to read a little more about them and their BPE work.
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The business case for Building Performance Evaluation

The business case for Building Performance Evaluation

After the successful launch of our State of the Nation Report last year, we have been developing the concept for our follow-on project. The focus for this programme of work is to demonstrate the mainstream Business Case for BPE, with the aim being to move the discussion on to what real world commercial value BPE
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Welsh Zero Carbon Hub - scoping report

Welsh Zero Carbon Hub – scoping report

The BPN, Good Homes Alliance and Woodknowledge Wales teams have been working in partnership to delivery a scoping study for the Welsh Government’s Innovative Housing Programme. Using a combination of literature research, over 70 responses to an online survey, 15 individual interviews and a social housing sector workshop, the team
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Developing a BPN campaign strategy

Developing a BPN campaign strategy

The first task has been to establish and agree a new BPN Campaign Strategy.  This maps out the key influencers we need to work with and prioritises the messaging that should be used to reach out to the different organisations who can help to enable our BPN objectives. The strategy also
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