The importance of successful energy management has been highlighted with tightening regulations and increased global attention. Understanding energy consumption within buildings is vital to improving energy efficiency and save operational cost across the portfolio. However, there are recurring issues and a lack of knowledge sharing across the building life-cycle that cause an impact on the ability to realise optimised performance.

The Building Performance Evaluation (BPE) programme began in 2010 and aimed to better understand how to deliver high performing buildings and to embed building performance evaluation into professional practice. As one of the longest programmes that Innovate UK has run, it has seen £8 million put towards investigations of individual buildings in both the domestic and the non-domestic sectors. An objective to enable the industry and the clients to learn, to implement the findings and to improve their own performance has resulted in the CBx Training Series.

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The CBx Training Series comprises three tailored courses that provide energy and carbon literacy, and the skills to understand and manipulate resulting data for valuable communication. Utilising the knowledge and practical learning outcomes from the BPE programme, each training day increases in level from an introduction to energy efficiency, to interrogating data, extracting insights and instigating change, and finally how to provide an effective business case for intervention at board-level.

Our USP is the focus on effective collaboration between all professions involved in a building’s lifecycle – which CBx believes is the key to delivering good design and operational performance. The workshops have been designed to accommodate delegates from across the industry and to endorse joined-up understanding of their distinct roles and influence over the performance gap.


Training day 1: What data?

This module will begin with the basics, introducing energy efficiency in both its wider and its legislative contexts, promoting literacy and understanding of the use and meaning behind the data.

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Training day 2: Informing changes

Interrogating data to extract insight and instigate change and using the information to inform the design and construction process or to tweak the use of an occupied building.


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Training day 3: Board buy-in

Form a business case for reduction interventions and organisation-wide measures that need sign off from a board, funders, finance and legal teams.


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CBx also offer in-house training. For more information, please email us directly on info@cbxchange.org