Technical Manual

Become a Home Performance Index Assessor

Being a Certified HPI Assessor allows you to advise clients and submit assessments for HPI, Ireland’s first national quality and sustainability assessment system for new housing.

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Home Performance Index brings 37 sustainable indicators in metric form, easy to understand, easy to implement and cost effective in order to set a baseline to assess how good our practice is in designing for climate change.

Simon Keogh Senior Architect, Coady Architects

Why certify with Home Performance Index?

  • Home Performance Index offers independent verification of good quality, environmentally aware design
  • Home Performance Index offers targets and sets benchmarks and goals for the design team members
  • It’s updated every 2-3 years ensuring that the latest technological and scientific advancements are aligned with.
  • It is aligned with European research projects through the ongoing work of the Irish Green building Council.

How is Certification achieved?

The Home Performance Index 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. Read more here.

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 access the full technical manual here.

Home Performance Index helps ensure that we apply best practice and leave a legacy of quality housing for future generations, while aligning with a commitment to net zero carbon by 2050.

Ali Grehan City Architect, Dublin City Council