Following a recent launch event for our new Building Performance Evaluation guidance, Good Homes Alliance and Woodknowledge Wales invite you to attend two in-depth training courses taking place this March.

Why is BPE important?

New homes often fail to meet low-energy targets, and to satisfy residents with fundamental issues such as ease of use, summer comfort and energy costs. There is little Building Performance Evaluation (BPE) happening routinely on projects to close the performance gap. A step change is needed to transition to net zero carbon while making our homes comfortable, healthy and enjoyable.

About the course

This course introduces a “core” BPE scope for clients and project teams wanting to understand and improve the performance of their homes. This provides a holistic look at performance, including people, the indoor environment, fabric performance, energy use and water use. The course highlights how BPE techniques can work together, and the interactions between energy performance, people, and the indoor environment. Participants will learn how to embed building performance throughout the project stages. The aim is to empower project teams to deliver high performance buildings.

The course is delivered across two sessions (18th & 25th March) by the guidance authors and GHA members, Julie Godefroy (Julie Godefroy Sustainability) and Susie Diamond (Inkling). The course is delivered as part of the Forest Nation Centre training programme.

Course content

The course includes theoretical input as well as practice elements, such as:

  • Overview of the benefits of BPE, what the main BPE techniques can do, how to procure it, and the main activities to plan throughout a project from design to occupancy
  • Guidance on the main BPE techniques available
  • Tools for day-to-day use on projects
  • Case studies and examples
  • References for further information

About the guidance

The comprehensive new guidance has been produced for Woodknowledge Wales on behalf of the Home-Grown Homes project. The document was authored by Susie Diamond, Inkling & Julie Godefroy Sustainability, for the Good Homes Alliance.


Date and time

18th March and 25th March 2021, 14:00-16:00


  • WKW members – £60
  • GHA members and WKW partner organisations – £80
  • General admittance – £100

All tickets exclusive of VAT. The training is online via Zoom. Delegates will receive a link upon registration.


This event is online. Delegates will receive a link upon registration.


Related events

BPE Guidance Launch, 4th March, 11:00-12:00

Key information

Building Performance Evaluation Course

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