Home Performance Index Certification is Ireland’s national certification for new homes. Similar to certification for commercial development like LEED and BREEAM, except that it’s specifically designed for residential development and aligns to Irish building regulations, EU CEN standards and international WELL certification for communities. The certification was awarded 5 out 5 for best practice and transparency by the European Construction Sector Observatory.
The Home Performance Index stamp of approval provides a robust and nationally tailored green home label, that is aligned with the EU Sustainable Finance Taxonomy and also with Level(s), the new EU sustainable buildings assessment and reporting framework. It is a readymade solution for finance providers seeking third party assurance that eligibility criteria for new “green” homes are met.
Home Performance Index is independently assessed and awards certificates with a rating of HPI or Gold HPI for the standard of a home’s design, construction and environmental sustainability
Developed by the Irish Green Building Council and since its first trial in 2016, demand for Home Performance Index certification has grown exponentially. Over 4000 homes are registered (September 2021) and many reputable developers will use the certification as a symbol of quality assurance in their upcoming developments.
Residential developments registered for Home Performance Index can be found here.