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Performance Gap Workshop (24/11/21)


24 November 2021




Grand Station,Sun Street Wolverhampton


BECCI University of Wolverhampton

The Event

Is the UK building performance gap simply a national disgrace or should it be considered a scandal?

Research has found there is a huge difference between design intent and real-world operation of buildings, leading to higher energy consumption in practice than predicted at the design stage.

Join them for a one-day workshop where we will take you through our research journey illustrating what happened with the measured results of four new-build homes, built for a social housing provider.

Energy performance over a year will be compared with those predicted by SAP and a selection of modelling packages including Design Builder, PHPP and WUFI.

This workshop is suitable for practitioners currently designing, building or retrofitting concerned about:•    Low energy design•    Buildings that work as promised•    Causes of poor energy performance 

 Questions addressed by the event

  • Why assumptions made at the energy modelling stage are critical
  • How important is poor building quality in measuring the performance gap?
  • Accuracy of the Veritherm overnight thermal performance test – are there limitations and what impact will this have on the industry testing & diagnostic capability?
  • What is the impact of occupant behaviour?
Whilst this event is free to attend spaces are limited.


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