Further building developments to undergo energy performance evaluation

Further building developments to undergo energy performance evaluation

28 Jun 2012

A further twenty-three building developments are to undergo intensive environmental impact assessments following the final round of grant funding awards made through the government-funded Building Performance Evaluation programme.

The programme, managed by the Technology Strategy Board (www.innovateuk.org) provides full funding for the evaluation of the energy and sustainability performance of both domestic and non-domestic new buildings and developments.  The studies for which funding has just been agreed will cost nearly £1.2 million.  In total, the four-year programme is providing funding, totalling £8 million, for over a hundred building performance evaluation studies.

The goal of the studies is to ensure that the construction industry is better placed to understand the performance of a range of different building types, design strategies, construction methods and occupancy patterns, and the relative contribution of various factors to the eventual overall performance of buildings.  This understanding will enable the construction industry to meet the government’s target that all new domestic buildings should be carbon-neutral by 2016, and new non-domestic buildings by 2019.

The thirteen domestic studies will be led by: AECOM, Dormont Estate, Four Housing Group (Berwick & North), Frame Wise Ltd, Hanover (Scotland) Housing Association Ltd, Joseph Rowntree Housing Trust (2 studies), Lancaster Cohousing Company Ltd, Longhurst Group Ltd, Queens Cross Housing Association Ltd, Sanctuary Housing Association, Thames Valley Housing and United Welsh Housing Association.

The ten non-domestic studies include a hospital redevelopment, a hotel, council offices, a wildlife visitor centre and a major retail outlet.  They will be carried out by BAM Construct UK Ltd, Berks Bucks and Oxon Wildlife Trust, British Land Company plc, Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety, Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios, Hoare Lea, Marks and Spencer plc, NHS Gloucestershire, The Bay Trust and Wiltshire Council.

View the press release including notes to editors here

 

Last updated on Thursday 28 June 2012 at 15:55

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