Practical steps for measuring how buildings are performing in reality that can be adopted by housing providers and their design teams.
The period of low-cost energy is over. To address ‘affordable warmth’ as well as our climate change obligations we need to use a lot less energy and at the same time switch to renewable forms of energy.

How do we successfully deliver higher performance building fabric, shift rapidly to renewables and get it right? An essential step on this journey is to measure and understand how our buildings are performing in reality. Building Performance Evaluation is rapidly becoming a central feature of creating better buildings that work. This ‘How To’ event will demonstrate practical methods for measuring how our homes and buildings are performing in reality that can be understood and adopted by housing providers and their design teams.

The BPE monitoring techniques used during this workshop include:

  • Pulse Test (Air Tightness)
  • SmartHTC (whole building heat loss)
  • Heat Flow Plates (u-values)

Audience: Housing development professionals, architects, surveyors, students

Format: In person event – max. 20 places

Speakers: Richard Jack (BTS) and Diana Waldron (Woodknowledge Wales)


Part 1 Theory: 

Theory, Case Studies and Q&A of the various BPE techniques 

Part 2 Practice: 

Demonstration and hands-on use of the equipment within real buildings undergoing testing.

This event is part of Trawsnewid Menter Pren | Transforming Timber Enterprise – an event series providing inspiration, knowledge and skills for a zero-carbon built environment.

The transformation to zero carbon creates new and exciting opportunities for both business and skills development. Our aim in this series of expert led events is to inspire organisations in general and young people in particular to better understand and embrace the opportunities presented by the rapid transformation to a zero-carbon built environment. These ‘how-to’ events cover essential aspects of both new build and retrofit, and major on the better understanding of the use of timber products and the forests from which they are produced.


This event is free to attend but you must register via Eventbrite HERE.

Event details

Date: 17/06/2022

Time: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Location: Creuddyn, Pontfaen Road, Lampeter, SA48 7BN

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