An Introduction to the Home Performance Index (HPI)
Ireland's first national certification for quality and sustainable residential development
Residential development will be the key growth area in the construction industry over the next five years. There will be considerable government investment, with quality and sustainability as one of the key requirements. A number of large Public Private Partnership residential projects will be tendered over the coming year and developers who are looking to get an edge on their competitors are considering the Home Performance Index (HPI) as the clearest way of meeting quality requirements.
Furthermore, banks and other financial institutions are increasingly using certification schemes such as the HPI to assess the quantitative relationships between building performance and loan performance. In this context, the Home Performance Index is likely to be used as a key building performance indicator as part of the development of a green mortgage product.
The HPI is supported by the EPA and complements existing schemes in the commercial sector such as LEED.
Who should attend?
If you are active in the residential sector and interested in learning more about quality sustainable residential developments, the benefits of the Home Performance Index certification scheme, and who is currently using it, this event, pitched at ‘awareness’ is for you.
Wednesday, 24 January 2018
SCSI, 38 Merrion Square East
5.30pm Registration, tea/coffee and networking
6.00pm Welcome address followed by Pat Barry and Q&A session
7.00pm Closing remarks
CPD hours Attending this session will earn you 1 CPD hour and will automatically be uploaded for you after the event
What will this session cover?
Pat Barry will deliver a session on the Home Performance Index and will cover the following areas:
- Why was the Home Performance Index developed
- How was it developed
- The benefits of the Home Performance Index to home builders and buyers, local authorities, architects, FDI clients and financial institutions
- Indicators used as part of the HPI certification Process
- Certified projects and projects under certification
About the Speaker
Pat Barry is Chief Executive Officer of the Irish Green Building Council which he co-founded in 2010. Pat is an Architect with over 20 years of experience in Ireland, Europe and South America, a Masters in Environmental design of buildings from University of Cardiff and is a qualified Passive House and DGNB consultant.