Working with partners, we spent four years carrying out innovative action research to develop a toolkit for housebuilders aiming to construct homes with improved energy performance – where ‘as built’ matches ‘as designed’.

A unique set-up

Five of the six project partners in our research project had a direct involvement in the construction project under study – including the main contractor, the developer and the architect.

The project partners for the BEPIT research project behind our toolkit:

  • Bioregional – environmental charity and sustainability consultancy
  • A2Dominion – leading UK housing provider
  • Loughborough University – forerunners in civil and building engineering research
  • Willmott Dixon – sector-leading construction contractor and performance specialists
  • Silver DCC – specialised development and construction consultants
  • PRP Architects – multidisciplinary architectural practice

The 1.3 million project was match-funded by government innovation agency, Innovate UK.

Building on this research, environmental charity and sustainability consultancy Bioregional offers this new service direct to industry.