Mind the Gap! Are our construction projects performing as designed?

23/04/2015 09:15
23/04/2015 17:00


Voluntary Action, 200a Pentonville Road, London, N1 9JP


April 23rd 2015, 9.15am-5pm


Non-Members: £135.00

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Event Description

  • Are our construction projects performing as designed?
  • Why do we miss targets despite an ever-increasing understanding of the issues?
  • Where are the biggest gaps between design and actual performance?
  • How to close the gap: an introduction to Building Performance Evaluation

Join us to investigate these questions and much more about the Performance Gap...

About the seminar
Many construction professionals understand that, even with the best intentions, there can be a big difference between the predicted energy performance and actual energy use. These gaps can be huge – some buildings can use over three times the amount of energy for heating, electricity and water.

Is this gap due to design flaws, or unrealistic predictions; poor construction, installation and commissioning; inadequate hand-over, leading to ineffective building operation; occupant habits...or a combination?

After an introduction by The Green Register's Director, Lucy Pedler, two presentations on building performance evaluation from Ian Mawditt of Four Walls and Peter Tse of BSRIA follow. They will discuss the early findings from the InnovateUK’s Building Performance Evaluation (BPE) programme.

Judit Kimpian, an architect and director of AHR’s research team, then takes delegates through the new and improved CarbonBuzz platform, the repository of all data from the InnovateUK projects and shares BPE across many commercial projects.

Ian Mawditt and Lucy Pedler share their own experiences of eco-retrofits by presenting two domestic refurbishments that illustrate some of the challenges and technical solutions to upgrading older buildings.

Delegates will take away a full understanding of the pitfalls of retrofitting and how to use relevant technical solutions to narrow the performance gap.

What have our delegates said about Green Register seminars?

    “A great combination of information from basics to detailed application! A very useful overview and introduction”
    “Excellent introduction to very interesting materials”
    “A great understanding and awareness of materials, with its applications and advantages”

About the Organiser

The Green Register
The Green Register of Construction Professionals aims to raise awareness of sustainable building issues across all sectors of the construction industry, provide a pre-selected list of construction professionals for potential clients, deliver a wide range of training events and provide national, regional and local fora for networking between professionals. The network provides a vital link between professionals and their clients ranging from homeowners through to businesses and social housing providers. For further information on joining, please contact us using the details above.


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