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The Home Quality Mark (HQM) Beta England standard has been developed to promote a holistic approach to sustainability and quality in new homes. Reporting of these is another important aspect promoted by the scheme to enable home buyers to make informed decisions and to allow home builders to showcase and to differentiate their developments.

The criteria and principles of the calculation methodologies for the Energy and Cost assessment issue are in keeping with the above. The issue focuses on encouraging energy efficient design and construction and ensuring that end users are well informed on how their home should be operated so that the home’s energy performance potential can be realised in practice.

This webinar will provide a technical background to the calculation methodologies underpinning the HQM ‘Energy and Cost’ issue. It will include an overview of the energy tool process, the HQM energy calculation engine, required inputs and performance outputs. This guidance is intended to help delegates understand how variations in inputs will affect outputs and therefore help in the decision making processes to improve the issue scores.

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