Guide to Building Performance Evaluation (BPE)
To help small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) in the built environment sector gain a competitive advantage, the Guide to Building Performance Evaluation (BPE) offers a practical introduction to BPE and how it can help to ensure domestic and non-domestic buildings perform as they were designed and intended to do.
Written by the Institute for Sustainability's in-house expert, and delivered through the FLASH+ programme, the guide provides practical, focused advice and best practice to business working across the built environment sector - including architects, surveyors, engineers, planners, contractors, installers, facilities and property managers - indeed anyone who is involved, or wants to be involved, in specifying, buying or delivering low carbon solutions.
With the built environment responsible for more than 40% of the UK's carbon emissions and a housing stock turnover of just 1%, it is clear that the upgrade of our existing buildings will play a key role in achieving the UK's 2050 carbon reduction targets. However, to date many buildings fail to meet expectations, and there has been limited building performance study designed to understand how and why this gap exists.
BPE can be used at any point in a building's life to assess energy performance, occupant comfort and make comparisons with design targets.
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