About this event

Join Woodknowledge Wales, The Good Homes Alliance and the Building Performance Network for a webinar on how to meet the new Welsh Development Quality Requirements to undertake as-built assessment and post occupancy evaluation of the performance of homes in relation to design intent.

Event Summary

We know that the homes we build often fail to meet the standards we design them to achieve. This “Performance Gap” is a challenge we must tackle by moving to a performance-based, rather than a design-based approach. There are a range of tools and techniques to help us minimise the performance gap. This webinar is an introduction to Building Performance Evaluation (BPE) and its use in housing projects and will demonstrate the use of guidance developed by Woodknowledge Wales, providing examples of the BPE support available from Woodknowledge Wales.


10:00 Welcome: David Hedges: Woodknowledge Wales

10:10 Building Performance Evaluation – Why it’s important and update on UK Policy: Fionn Stevenson, Professor of Sustainable Design and Campaigns Director of the Building Performance Network

10:25 Evidencing and reporting real energy performance: Richard Jack, Product Manager, Build Test Solutions

10:45 Woodknowledge Wales guidance overview and update: Julie Godefroy, Sustainability Consultant and Technical Manager, CIBSE

11:00 Discussion

11:30 Close

This event is part of the WoodBUILD 2021 Autumn Series. Please check the events page of the Woodknowledge Wales website for the full event programme.

Key information

Date: Tuesday 9th November

Timings: 10:00-11:30

Location: Online

Registration fees: £0-£20

FREE for GHA members!


How to join

The webinar will be hosted on Zoom. You will receive joining instructions 60 minutes before the event starts. Please check your junk folder.

If you have any queries, please contact David (david.hedges@woodknowledgewales.co.uk) or Diana (diana.waldron@woodknowledgewales.co.uk)

Lead Sponsors

 WoodBUILD 2021(Webinar): Building Performance Evaluation – a housing primer image
WoodBUILD 2021: The 2021 newbuild standards for social housing in Wales: Building Performance Evaluation – a housing primer

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