The Building Performance Network (BPN) is an independent not for profit organisation, operating in all building sectors. It works to bring together individuals and organisations with an interest in improving building performance in operation. It is founded on the principles of integrity and robustness to ensure that it remains credible and authoritative. It is open to all, not just the existing Building Performance Evaluation industry.

The BPN has the following key objectives:

  • Bring people together with an interest in building performance
  • Understand how building performance data is collected and analysed to ensure members have reliable data on which to base their decisions
  • Move forward the practice of building performance evaluation to make it accurate and usable for the sector
  • Share and make members aware of a wide range of studies undertaken in the UK and create a data-sharing platform to move the building performance agenda forward
  • Use data to influence change in policy, procurement and practice

The ambition is to focus on how to “do” performance measurement and how to share and access data that would in turn support and help others such as the work of the UK-GBC Building Performance group.

BPN will amongst other things:

  • Question the methodologies that are being used in the collection of data
  • Provide a portal for the access to data (taking into account the appropriate confidentiality issues)
  • Undertake comparisons with the various and many data sets

The people driving this in the period to the launch are (in alphabetical order):

  • David Adams (Melius Homes and formerly of Willmott Dixon)
  • Jon Bootland (Sustainable Development Foundation)
  • Bill Bordass (Usable Buildings Trust)
  • Rod Bunn (University College London and formerly of BSRIA)
  • Prof Chris Gorse( Leeds Beckett University)
  • Prof Rajat Gupta (Oxford Brookes University)
  • George Martin (Sustainable Development Foundation)
  • Mike Ormesher (Saint-Gobain)
  • Claire Curtis-Thomas (The British Board of Agrement)
  • Prof Paul Ruyssevelt (University College London)
  • Dr Tim Sharpe (Glasgow School of Art)
  • Prof Fionn Stevenson (University of Sheffield)
  • Lynne Sullivan OBE (LSA Studio)
  • Prof Will Swan (University of Salford)