The Building Performance Network seeks to link clients, commissioning groups, building owners, building product manufacturers, academic institutions, building performance experts, construction companies and policy makers together.

LEADERSHIP

  • Influence central and local Government e.g. The Industrial Strategy, Bonfield Review; Building Regulations; ECO; Regulatory Bodies e.g. OFGEM; TC89; IEA and the Brexit process
  • Influence the various bodies associated with the Built Environment sector e.g. Green Construction Board; the many and various professional institutions; The UK Green Building Council; The Aldersgate Group etc.
  • Highlight risks to clients and others and promote consistent application of good practice solutions
  • Develop a consistent level playing field that will lead to increased demand for proven, effective products and services

 

COMMUNITY OF PRACTICE - THE NETWORK

Activities are likely to include:

  1. An annual conference for exchange of knowledge and experience
  2. Regular events, across several regions, for exchange of knowledge and experience
  3. A listing of members and their services/ competencies on the BPN website
  4. A news section of the website, and associated regular newsletter, giving details of new developments, interesting research etc.
  5. An annual technical panel to review the state of BPE in the UK and areas needing further change
  6. Detailed working groups to explore research and methodological development in specific areas
  7. Awards to celebrate best practice achievements by the leaders

 

GOOD PRACTICE METHODOLOGIES AND STANDARDS

Measurement methodologies for temperature, indoor air quality (CO2 levels) and relative humidity are inconsistent
  • State of the Nation Review: Building Performance
  • Measuring Building Performance: Methods, Tools and Facilities
  • Big Data - Smart Buildings
  • Faster Measurement Methodologies
  • Measuring Health & Wellbeing

 

PORTAL TO CONNECT AND INTERPRET DATA

As identified by previous work undertaken by the Sustainable Development Foundation, there are a huge number of data sets in the UK.

The BPN proposes a portal to link and group together existing datasets to allow greater comparison and create a larger data resource

The ambition is to provide a point where the data can be effectively shared and, where appropriate, aggregated to make larger data sets, where detailed analysis may be undertaken to draw stronger or new conclusions. This may include:

  • Data portal – a shared data resource with data aggregated where applicable
  • Development of shared tools for analysis – development of shared open source tools to analyse the data
  • Shared reporting on findings for members – opportunity for members to ask specific questions of data

 

CLIENT USER GROUP SUPPORT AND PEER REVIEW

BPN will where requested work with other groups and organisations who have or will be embarking on building performance evaluation research in order to help them develop the appropriate methodologies and protocols necessary to ensure scrutiny by policy makers and built environment experts.

The BPN will also have a peer review group of external experts that will provide systematic reviews of primary research in built environment performance and policy that will be internationally recognised as the highest standard in evidence-based performance in use. The BPN Peer Review work collaboratively with other groups and organisations to produce authoritative, relevant and reliable evidence.