Why should you certify your development with Home Performance Index?
- Build in value, not cost, for your business and for your home buyers.
- Communicate the quality of your housing to home buyers.
- Demonstrate the quality of the development to planning authorities, potentially saving time and cost.
- Provide a 3rd party verified sustainability label to investment funds and housing associations.
- Enable your design and construction teams to work more effectively together setting and achieving quality and sustainability targets.
- Future proof and add value to your development and investment portfolio.
- Demonstrate leadership as a residential developer.
How is Certification achieved?
The HPI certification is based on verifiable indicators that are divided into five technical categories – Environment, Economic, Health and Wellbeing, Quality Assurance and Sustainable Location. It allows several levels of achievement based on good, better and best practice. The award of the certificate is based on the overall attainment across all categories.
The design team is encouraged to work from a very start to achieve targets. They provide the evidence requested for each of the indicators. This is then audited for compliance and if successful, certification can be awarded for the level achieved.
I want to know more about the technical requirements of certification?
You can also access the full technical manual below. Short on time? Review the red tabs only in the manual or download this simple checklist of prerequisites HPI-Checklist 03.10.19 to see if you can achieve basic certification. IGBC also offers free RIAI accredited lunchtime CPD for developers or architects specialising in housing.
How much does certification cost?
An initial project registration fee is paid. Following registration, the design team will have access to all the calculators and initial IGBC support including design team charrette if needed to carry out a pre-assessment of the proposed development. Registration fees are non-refundable. The developer may then decide to proceed to certification.
Please note that fees are subject to change.
Registration fees (from 31st December 2019-may be subject to revision thereafter)
|1-5 homes||€ 120.00|
|5- 20 homes||€ 150.00|
|20- 100 homes||€ 175.00|
|100 + homes||€ 250.00|
Certification fees (from 31st December 2019 – may be subject to revision thereafter)
These are calculated per unit and per unit type* as follows:
(Number of unit types x € 100.00) + (total number of units x € 50.00)
Example A – A development of 63 homes which contains 5 different design layouts is calculated as follows : (100 x 5) + (63 x 50) = € 3,650.00
Example B – A single dwelling is calculated as follows : (100 x 1) + (1 x 50) = € 150.00.
In all cases the registration fee must have been paid.
All fees exclude VAT
*Unit types for fees purposes are based on design layout rather than orientation.
Where can I find trained HPI assessors?
IGBC has trained the leading engineering and architectural consultancies in the Home Performance Index. You can find a full list of assessors here.
IGBC has scheduled training for assessors and accredited professionals. See here for training dates.