Building performance evaluation

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Building Performance Evaluation (BPE) is the process of evaluating the performance of a building with Post Occupancy Evaluation (POE) being one of its major parts. It can be carried out in new, existing and refurbished domestic and non-domestic buildings.

The activities of BPE integrate into BSRIA’s Soft Landings process to help deliver effective and efficient buildings.

The BPE process and associated activities can be applied at the project stages listed below and help inform project development, enhance delivery, optimise performance and provide feedback:

  1. Concept and Design stage
  2. Construction stage
  3. Pre-occupancy stage
  4. Post-occupancy evaluation (POE) stage

BPE allows you to evaluate the performance of different components and aspects of a building, including:

  • building fabric
  • building services and controls strategies
  • energy, fuel and water use
  • handover and commissioning processes
  • occupant satisfaction
  • occupant comfort

BSRIA’s guides, Building Performance Evaluation in Non-Domestic Buildings and Building Performance Evaluation in Domestic Buildings, provide more information on what BPE is and how it should be implemented.

How BSRIA can help?

BSRIA provides a range of services to conduct and support BPE including:

Instrument Solutions

Instrument sales, hire and calibration service based in Bracknell and Preston

Soft Landings: A Practical Introduction
Soft Landings: A Practical Introduction
Learn about Soft Landings: the UK construction industry's de facto project performance improvement process.

Case study - Homes building performance

Performance assessment on Hanham Hall properties for energy and water consumption, construction quality, indoor environment and occupants’ feedback