Unsupported browser

For a better experience please update your browser to its latest version.

Your browser appears to have cookies disabled. For the best experience of this website, please enable cookies in your browser

We'll assume we have your consent to use cookies, for example so you won't need to log in each time you visit our site.
Learn more

BSRIA launches performance evaluation in non-domestic buildings guideA

BSRIA has launched its new Building Performance Evaluation in Non-Domestic Buildings Guide – an introduction to the tests and methods in non-domestic buildings

Available to purchase from the BSRIA bookshop, the guide is a general introduction to Building Performance Evaluation (BPE) that explains why it is important and how it can be carried out.

BPE is a key element of the BSRIA Soft Landings process to help deliver a building that meets the performance as expected and deliver an effective and efficient building.

The guide focuses on new, existing and refurbished non-domestic buildings and aims to inform those involved in the design, construction, operation and/or management of a building about the current performance.

Catherine England, BSRIA Marketing Officer, said: “Despite genuine intentions to develop efficient buildings, the construction industry is still missing the mark.

Recent research from academia and industry has shown that buildings do not always perform in the way that was originally intended.

This results in inefficiencies in energy performance, and occupant dissatisfaction. BPE is the process of evaluating how a building performs and can be used on both new and existing buildings in order to address these issues. The publication captures this process.”  

The guide discusses some of the tests and methods that can be included when reviewing building performance to provide information on:          

  • building fabric;
  • building services and operating strategies;
  • energy use;
  • handover and commissioning processes;
  • occupant satisfaction;
  • occupant comfort conditions.

The guide is free to download from BSRIA’s website: https://www.bsria.co.uk/information-membership/bookshop/publication/building-performance-evaluation-in-non-domestic-buildings/

Hard copies of Building Performance Evaluation in Non-Domestic Buildings are available to order from BSRIA Bookshop at £40 to non-members or £20 to BSRIA Members. PDF versions are also priced at £40 to non-members and are free for BSRIA members.

Have your say

You must sign in to make a comment

Please remember that the submission of any material is governed by our Terms and Conditions and by submitting material you confirm your agreement to these Terms and Conditions.

Links may be included in your comments but HTML is not permitted.