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Green Register: Building Performance Evaluation in the South West – Seminar and Site visit

Wed 15 Apr 2015 @ 12:30 pm - 5:15 pm

FREE EVENT: Jointly run by Innovate UK, Knowledge Transfer Network & The Green Register

April 15th 2015: 12:30 to 17:15 | National Composites Centre – Bristol

Do you:

  • Wonder why non-domestic buildings may not perform as designed?
  • Want to understand how to accurately evaluate your project, post completion?
  • Want to know how others have done?

From schools to supermarkets, offices to heath centres, detached houses to high density flats, the Innovate UK Building Performance Evaluation (BPE) programme has been studying how well buildings perform. All too often the aspirations set out in the design of a building are not met in practice, leading to higher energy use and emissions than expected.

The reasons for this are varied, from issues with building energy modelling at the design stage, changes to the specification prior to construction, and unanticipated user behaviour after handover.

Come along to this ‘warts and all’ seminar – which includes lunch and a free tour of the centre – to find out more about the essential work Innovate UK have been undertaking to measure the actual performance of a whole range of non-domestic buildings.

Over the past 4 years Innovate UK have investigated the gap between designers’ objectives, what actually happens when occupants move in and why this ‘performance gap’ is so common.

In total the programme has supported over 100 successful projects, both domestic and non-domestic. This is beginning to provide a significant body of work that gives insights on the performance of various design strategies, building fabric, target performances, construction methods and occupancy patterns, handover and operational practices.

It is intended that the BPE programme will enable the industry as a whole and especially those responsible for the selected case study buildings to understand the performance of different building types, design strategies, construction methods and occupancy patterns and the relative contribution of various factors to the eventual performance of the building.

The National Composites Centre was part of the BPE programme and was studied in depth by AECOM over a period of two years. This event is being held at the NCC to feature an excellent BPE study and is being run by the Knowledge Transfer Network in association with the Green Register.


Provisional Programme – subject to change

12.30 : Registration & Lunch

13.20 : Introduction to the Knowledge Transfer Network – Valeria Branciforti

13.35 : Introduction to key themes from the BPE programme – Mat Colmer:

  • Lack of client engagement
  • Client not getting the benefit of the technologies / measures they are paying for
  • Challenges to occupants

13.50: Introduction to the National Composites Centre – Rob Ludford: Operations Director NCC (TBC)

14.10: National Composites Centre BPE study – Aecom – Kevin Couling

14.30: Estover Community College BPE Study – University of Exeter – Andrew Mitchell

14.50: Pool and Tremough Innovation Centres – AHR – Judit Kimpian

15.10: How to evaluate buildings – the lessons we have learnt from the programme – Fourwalls on behalf of Innovate UK – Ian Mawditt

15.30: Refreshments

16.00: Tour of National Composites Centre

16.45: Regroup in seminar room for Q&A/round table discussion with all speakers

17.15: Close

Important Notes:

This is a free event; however all delegates must be registered in advance. Please click “Register Now” below to book your place.

Registration strictly closes on Sunday 12th April due to venue policy.  

This event is filling fast and we expect it to be full before this closing date.  Book early to guarantee your place.

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”


April 15th, 2015 12:30 PM   to   5:15 PM
The National Composites Centre
Feynman Way Central, Bristol & Bath Science Park
Emersons Green
Bristol, BST BS16 7FS
United Kingdom


Wed 15 Apr 2015
12:30 pm - 5:15 pm


The National Composites Centre, Emersons Green
Feynman Way Central, Bristol & Bath Science Park, , Bristol, BS16 7FS United Kingdom
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