The mission of the High Performance Building Alliance is to be an Irish Government and UN-approved Centre of Excellence dedicated to addressing climate change through industry-informed research and upskilling to optimise the sustainability of the built environment.

Our Mission Statement

The High Performance Building Alliance DAC (HPBA) is an Irish Government and UNECE approved Centre of Excellence, dedicated to addressing climate change through industry informed research and upskilling, to optimise the sustainability of the built environment. Our mission is to actively contribute to the global effort in addressing climate change by fostering industry-informed research and responding to the challenge by providing upskilling opportunities. The HPBA is committed to optimising the sustainability of the built environment through strategic initiatives, innovation, communication and collaborative efforts.

The High Performance Building Alliance (HPBA) is an Irish Government and UN approved Centre of Excellence, dedicated to addressing climate change through industry informed research and upskilling, to optimise the sustainability of the built environment.

Our mission is to advance the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals, the Framework for Energy Efficiency Guidelines, the Paris Climate Accord, and Ireland’s Climate Action Plan. We are dedicated to leading and championing high-performance buildings and nearly zero-energy buildings, both new and retrofit, while increasing knowledge, capacity, and demand for low-carbon emission buildings. HPBA fosters innovation, promotes sustainable solutions, and collaborates to create environmentally, economically, and socially vibrant communities.

HPBA was founded in 2019 by Wexford County Council in collaboration with Waterford and Wexford Education and Training Board with a goal of addressing skills gaps of the building industry in their ability to respond to the demand for A rated houses locally. Wexford became the first county in Ireland to have all their new build local authority homes rated as NZEB and Wexford is home to the first pilot NZEB training centre in Ireland.

In 2021 HPBA joined the UNECE High Performance Buildings Initiative (HPBI) and represents Ireland at global level as one of nine centre’s of excellence.

Our Values

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Excellence

We strive for excellence in all our endeavours, aiming to be leaders in high-performance building solutions and energy efficiency advocates.

Sustainability

We are committed to sustainable practices and solutions that reduce the environmental impact of the built environment.

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Innovation

We encourage innovation in research, education, and technology to drive positive change.

Collaboration

We believe in the power of partnerships and collaboration to achieve our goals.

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Transparency

We maintain transparency in our actions, decisions, and communications.

Strategic Goals

The HPBA is dedicated to achieving …