Home Performance Index (HPI)

HPI - Green Building & Sustainability Rating System for Residential

  • Enhance Sustainability while Increasing Property Value
  • Improve Reputation Among Stakeholders and Potential Buyers
  • Future-Proof Assets and Building Portfolio

What Is Home Performance Index?

HPI is Ireland’s national certification for residential developments, awarded with a rating of HPI Certified, HPI Silver or Gold HPI according to the standard of a home’s design, construction and environmental sustainability.

HPI is similar in concept to certifications for commercial developments, such as LEED or BREEAM, except that it’s specifically designed for residential development and aligns to Irish building regulations, EU CEN standards and international WELL Building Community standards.

Developed by the Irish Green Building Council and since its first trial in 2016, demand for Home Performance Index certification has grown exponentially. Many reputable developers will use the certification as a symbol of quality assurance in their upcoming developments.

Benefits To Stakeholders

HPI certification boasts a myriad of benefits for stakeholders including developers & investors, home-buyers & renters, design team & financial institutions including:

  • Less expenditure every month on top of discounted mortgage payment
  • Less health issues resulting in reduced medical costs
  • Lower utility bills
  • Less repairs as homes are more durable
  • Brighter and quieter homes which are better for peoples’ mental health

These benefits can be communicated to potential buyers and provide a significant incentive for investment.

How Is HPI Assessed?

HPI certification is based on over 30 verifiable indicators in five categories:

  1. Environment (38%)
  2. Health & Wellbeing (17%)
  3. Economic (13%)
  4. Quality Assurance (17%)
  5. Sustainable Location (15%)

Mandatory requirements are set in the most important areas, such as water efficiency, ventilation, thermal bridging, and enhanced airtightness. For each level, mandatory performance standards in certain indicators must be achieved, in addition to the required score. The applicant is required to demonstrate that homes are designed to meet minimum performance levels in certain indicators which may exceed standard building regulations.

Get In Touch!

At Lawler Sustainability we are committed to creating healthy indoor spaces for comfort and satisfaction while maximising energy-saving opportunities & reducing environmental impacts of buildings. We will act as your trusted sustainability partner and ensure investments in energy efficiency and sustainability projects are in the best interests of your business.

If you would like to know more about HPI certification and whether it is the right fit for you, please get in touch today!

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