New industry project aims to upgrade UK buildings’ efficiency
The UK building industry has launched a new research project that aims maximise building performance in terms of energy efficiency and overall environmental impact.
Led by the UK Green Building Council (UKGBC), the project will examine the way the industry designs, constructs and operates commercial buildings.
The research will encourage UKGBC members to explore what companies are already doing to address the issue of building performance, seek out best practice, and identify gaps and barriers that need to be overcome across the whole industry.
A key area of focus will be reducing the gap that exists between a buildings expected performance and its actual performance.
According to the UKGBC: “All too often, predictions of the whole building performance are not accurately made nor communicated”.