The UK Green Building Council is launching a new research project that will tackle the way industry currently designs, constructs and operates non-domestic buildings.
Examining industry approaches, tools and behaviours, the group will focus on how to maximise building performance, not just in energy terms, but also other aspects of performance that impact both the building user and the wider environment.
There is an increasingly large body of evidence that shows that there is a ‘gap’ between the expected, designed or desired performance of the building and how that building performs once delivered, occupied and maintained over time. All too often predictions of the whole building performance are either not accurately made or communicated.
The research will work with UK-GBC members to explore what companies are already doing to address the issue of building performance, seek out best practice, and to identify gaps and barriers that need to be overcome across the whole industry.