New homes often fail to meet low-energy targets, and to satisfy residents with fundamental issues such as ease of use, summer comfort and energy costs. There is little Building Performance Evaluation (BPE) happening routinely on projects to close the performance gap. A step change is needed to transition to net zero carbon while making our homes comfortable, healthy and enjoyable.

This course introduces a “core” BPE scope for clients and project teams wanting to understand and improve the performance of their homes. This provides a holistic look at performance, including people, the indoor environment, fabric performance, energy use and water use. The course highlights how BPE techniques can work together, and the interactions between energy performance, people, and the indoor environment. Participants will learn how to embed building performance throughout the project stages. The aim is to empower project teams to deliver high performance buildings.

This course is delivered across two half-days by the authors of the Building Performance Guide ((, Julie Godefroy (Julie Godefroy Sustainability) and Susie Diamond (Inkling LLP). The course is delivered as part of the Forest Nation Centre training programme.

Date and time

18 March and 25 March 2021, 2-4pm


£100 (excl. VAT). Discounts available for Woodknowledge Wales members and partner organisations.


This event is online. Participants will receive a link upon registration.

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Event details

Date: 18/03/2021 - 25/03/2021

Time: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm