is a webpage dedicated to the interrelated topics of building performance, building design and engineering, and modelling and simulation. The underlying aim is to contribute to better buildings worldwide. Specific objectives are to advance the state-of-the-art on building performance, contribute to novel building design and engineering approaches, and to support the integration of modelling and simulation in the built environment sector. 


Our Core Areas

Access our knowledge, expertise and various resources


Go to our online resources such as our long list of building performance aspects. Access underpinning literature. Follow links to building performance websites.


Explore the cutting edge of building performance research. Collaborate with us. Or even consider doing a PhD. This section provides easy access.


Learn about our track record and the work underpinning this website. 


All three areas are complex:

  1. The term building performance is used frequently by many, yet few people can provide a good definition of the concept. Often it is taken to relate to buildings that are energy-efficient, have low greenhouse gas emissions, or are healthy for their occupants. Others consider building performance as related to BREEAM, LEED or WELL certification, or think primarily of a productive building that maximizes return for the investor. 
  2. Building design and engineering are activities that take place in the  fields of architecture, civil engineering, building services engineering, facade engineering and similar domains. However when connected with building performance they become a challenge, requiring deep thinking about process logic, interaction with other activities, and decision making. 
  3. Building modelling and simulation are important tools that help to support the design, construction and management of buildings. This area combines traditional physics-based models with the rapid developments in machine learning and other digital innovations. 


This site contains information for those keen to learn more about these subjects, whether students, academics or practitioners. It also provides resources that will benefit work in the wide building performance area.


If you are interested in discussing building performance and aspects thereof, or if you have feedback on this website, please feel free to reach out to us using the form below:

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