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Conference - Building Performance Evaluation - Why and How?

13 Feb 2013
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Where: The Lighthouse, 11 Mitchell Lane, Glasgow. G1 3NU
Times: 13:00 - 17:00
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The UK and Scottish Governments have set challenging targets for improving sustainability and limiting anthropogenic climate change, starting with the goal of achieving an 80% reduction in carbon dioxide emissions in the UK by 2050, with an intermediate goal of 26% by 2020 compared to 1990 levels. All new buildings and an increasing number of existing buildings are being designed to address these targets. An intelligent design and construction industry should be asking some questions; Are these targets being met? If not, why not? Are there other effects, for example on occupants’ health? Can people live in these building? And how do we capture this knowledge and feed it back into design?

It seems the answer to the first question is frequently no. There is typically a significant discrepancy between the predicted energy performance of a building (and hence its CO2 emissions) and its performance in practice. The energy requirements of a building can easily be as great as four times that predicted.

These discrepancies arise from a variety of sources, including design intention, prediction and modelling tools, buildability, build process and quality, systems integration and commissioning, handover and operation, and crucially the understanding, comfort and motivation of occupants.

This afternoon seminar and discussion will bring together a community of interest in Building Performance Evaluation centred on projects building supported by the Technology Strategy Board Building Performance Evaluation Programme, but including other projects undertaking evaluation that are investigating these questions. It will be an opportunity to hear from those currently involved in a range of BPE projects, as clients, developers, designers and researchers talking about why they are doing it, what they hope to achieve, what issues may emerge. As well as sharing information the intention is also to capture information about how BPE can be achieved in the future for communication to industry and government stakeholders.

A CPD certificate will be provided for delegates.


The Lighthouse, Mitchell Lane, Glasgow. G1 3NU


13:00 Registration  


Dr Tim Sharpe
Dormont Park
Jamie Carruthers
Dormont Estate
Murray Place and Bloom Court
Ken Shepherd
Hanover Scotland Housing Association
Wayne Butler 
Housing Innovation Showcase
Bill Banks & Julie Watson
Kingdom HA
The Quarries
Misia Jack
Misia Jack Consultancy
The Glasgow House
Donald Shearer
Tools for Building Performance Evaluation
Bruce Newlands
Kraft Architecture
15:15 Comfort Break with Tea & Coffee  



Q&A Discussion


Why do BPE?
What are the problems?
Developing Demand and Capacity
16:45 Key Messages for Government and Industry  
17:00 Close  



This is a FREE EVENT  - this event is sponsored by Technology Strategy Board.  However, you MUST BOOK YOUR PLACE for catering purposes


There is limited space to exhibit at this event, for more information please contact us on 0141 273 1411.  Exhibition space will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.  You can exhibit for only £100+VAT in addition to the delegate fee.



Sorry this event is now fully booked.


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