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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Future Buildings Standard and letter to MHCLG

Future Buildings Standard and letter to MHCLG

The BPN has been working closely with colleagues from LETI (London Energy Transformation Initiative), the Good Homes Alliance (GHA), RIBA and CIBSE among others to produce a common response to the recent MHCLG Consultation on the Future Buildings Standard – a key piece of new legislation covering new energy and
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Presentations from Mainstreaming BPE and POE now available

Presentations from Mainstreaming BPE and POE now available

Earlier this week, we met with our Members and invited guests to talk about Mainstreaming BPE and POE.  Prof Fionn Stevenson presented her campaign strategy for the BPN and Ross Holleron introduced our latest project to gather and promote the business cases for BPE. Our guests were Alex Tait from
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Event: Mainstreaming BPE and POE

Event: Mainstreaming BPE and POE

We will be meeting with our Members later this month to update them on our progress and to hear from the RIBA and the Retrofit Academy on their moves to mainstream BPE and POE. The event will be 29th March at 3:30pm, online. See details here: https://building-performance.network/events/mainstreaming-bpe-and-poe. Contact Laura for
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BPN Collaboration - Welsh Zero Carbon Housing Performance Hub

BPN Collaboration – Welsh Zero Carbon Housing Performance Hub

Collaboration The Building Performance Network is very pleased to have begun working alongside the Good Homes Alliance (GHA) and Woodknowledge Wales to deliver an important scoping study for a Welsh Zero Carbon Housing Performance Hub. The context – The journey to net zero in Wales 2019 was an exciting year
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New team members: Ross Holleron and Prof Fionn Stevenson

New team members: Ross Holleron and Prof Fionn Stevenson

We are excited to begin this new year with two new team members here at the BPN.  We look forward to working together to bring building performance evaluation into the the mainstream. Until his recent return to the UK, Ross Holleron was Head of Building Research, Knauf Energy Solutions BE, in Belgium.  Previously,
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BPN seeking Campaigns Director - help drive 'in use' performance improvement for the built environment!

BPN seeking Campaigns Director – help drive ‘in use’ performance improvement for the built environment!

Role title: Campaigns Director Reports to SDF Director/ BPN  Chair Based currently online, but normally at Sustainable Development Foundation, 5 Baldwin Terrace, London N1 7RU. About us The Building Performance Network (BPN) is a not-for-profit activity, currently run as a programme of the Sustainable Development Foundation, but aiming to be an independent,
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Seeking technical author - closing date 25th September

Seeking technical author – closing date 25th September

Introduction Many existing, new and retrofitted buildings exhibit large gaps between design aspirations and in-use performance. To meet policy objectives and meet the needs of building owners and occupants, in-use performance needs to improve rapidly and radically. While many people are now aware of performance gaps for energy use and
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