The Zero Carbon Hub is leading a collaborative industry project to investigate and help close the gap between the intended (as-designed) and as-built performance of new homes.
Following the official launch on 6th March by the Rt. Hon. Don Foster MP, the first phase of the project has concentrated on investigating the potential causes of a performance gap across the whole house building process. An Interim Report, describing the progress achieved to date and next steps, has been published and can be downloaded below.
The work of the group was referenced in a statement on Part L by the Department for Communities and Local Government, released 30th July 2013.
Rob Pannell, Director at Zero Carbon Hub, commented:
“The Hub is delighted to be publishing this Interim Report, which reflects the excellent work of project members and outlines the sheer number of issues that have the potential to impact the performance gap.
“The success of the project so far is due to the commitment and enthusiasm demonstrated by industry in coming together to solve this problem. On behalf of the Hub, I would like to extend our appreciation to all members involved, in particular the Chairs of the Industry Executive Committee and Steering Group, and Work Group Leads.
“This project is industry’s opportunity to develop innovative solutions to effectively and efficiently close the performance gap. By working collaboratively we stand every chance of achieving this aim.”