The results of the Building Performance Evaluation Programme: Findings from domestic projects have been published and the findings within this non technical report make interesting and easy reading.
We really like the report from in Innovate UK which clearly highlights the sensitivity of design, construction and occupancy of buildings. The good news is that none of the problems or solutions identified are insurmountable with most relating to communication and training - all of which are easily rectified. Yes, it states (and we agree) that Passive house is the best way of guaranteeing an inherently low energy building and probably the simplest for the occupier to live in, although this does depend on correct handover and potentially post occupancy tweaking. The lack of skills and limited experience within the industry will diminish as we see more formal training not only for designers but for tradespeople and housing stock operators. Well done Innovate UK and we look forward to the MVHR review.