There is an increasing commitment and requirement to inform consumers in terms of better quality and value in newly-built homes, and to stimulate measures to improve the energy performance of existing ones. The proof-of-concept comparison website Home Performance Labelling demonstrates how the idea of Home Performance Labelling (HPL) might be used in practice. The project aims to research the business case for the HPL.
The Project Team now consists of representatives from BLP Insurance, HTA, Hurford Salvi Carr, Imperial College London and The Housing Forum.
The website will enable you to compare new and existing homes against benchmark performance. You will be able to rank them according to price, net floor area, price per square metre/foot, storage area volume, average daylight level, estimated annual energy costs, estimated annual maintenance costs and broadband speed. The HPL project team will also be exploring other desirable metrics during the course of the research project through focus groups and interviews.
All metrics are derived from house types submitted by project collaborators and assessed using BIM and BLP's Butterfly tool.