A new framework for post occupancy evaluation of office buildings37th Annual Conference of the Australasian Universities Building Educators Association (AUBEA)
Date of this Version7-4-2012
Document TypeConference Paper
AbstractOver the last three decades there has been growing interest and attention placed on sustainability and the contribution made by the built environment. Environmental auditing applied to buildings has largely been concerned with energy/water usage and waste. This paper argues that post occupancy evaluation can be a useful tool in validating the performance of commercial office buildings in terms of key design objectives of human comfort and productivity, from the perspective of building inhabitants. A new assessment framework, with post occupancy evaluation at its heart, is developed based on a double-loop (learning) cycle for continuous process improvement founded on three principles of engagement, accountability, and legitimacy. This framework enables the influence of both human comfort and productivity to be integrated in assessing the real environmental and organisational performance of commercial office buildings.
Citation InformationAbdullah Al-khawaja, Craig Langston and Brian Purdey. "A new framework for post occupancy evaluation of office buildings" 37th Annual Conference of the Australasian Universities Building Educators Association (AUBEA) (2012) p. 295 - 306
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