E3S Web Conf.
Volume 111, 2019CLIMA 2019 Congress
|Number of page(s)||9|
|Section||High Energy Performance and Sustainable Buildings, Simulation models and predictive tools for the buildings HVAC, IEQ and energy|
|Published online||13 August 2019|
The ‘Mind the Gap’ project: Investigating the difference, in performance, between design and the building ‘in-use’
1 BREEAM Existing Buildings Team, BRE Global, WD25 9XX, UK
2 Social Research, BRE, WD25 9XX, UK
3 GreenRock Energy, Trowbridge, BA14 9NL, UK
4 Peters Research Ltd, Great Missenden, HP16 9AZ, UK
* Corresponding author: LewryA@bre.co.uk
We have the ability to design and construct high performance buildings; and the knowledge and skills to operate them in an effective and efficient manner — so why does it not happen? The underpinning reasons for this gap in performance are generally unknown; there is a lot of speculation and hypothesis but little investigation and hard evidence. The ‘Mind the Gap’ project aims to collect evidence from typical exemplars of office buildings investigate the reasons for their performance and determine the underpinning causes. The first phase of the project will produce a methodology based on the learnings from five trial buildings and then rolled out in a second phase over a larger number of buildings. This paper presents some initial data and findings.
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