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We have the ability to design good buildings and the knowledge to operate them in an effective and efficient manner – so why doesn’t it happen? The construction industry has in general been “designing for compliance” using software with “standardised driving conditions”. We know how to build good performance buildings but the issue seems to be having the design feed through to performance-in-use. However, the real truth is nobody knows and this presents an opportunity for whoever finds the evidence for the underpinning causes and then presents practical solutions to solve them. The main barrier to this is quality data from a large enough sample with full access to the building and their occupants – we have now been presented with that opportunity. What was missing is “real-life” exemplars to investigate the actual causes of the performance gap and propose practical solutions.
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