Building environment and performance


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Building environment refers to environmental factors that have an impact on a building – such as water, light, heat and pollution.

Building performance describes how the building responds to its environment and the conditions outlined above i.e. by moderating the temperature due to its thick masonry walls.

This good practice guidance will:

  • take you through the steps involved in understanding your building and its performance
  • help you think about how you can use the building to support your project aims
  • help you avoid the common problems that could lead to costly damage in the future
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