In Use Performance
There is a steadily growing emphasis on the performance of our buildings in use, brought into focus by the current pandemic and concern about the effects of enclosed spaces on human mental, emotional and physical wellbeing. Coupled with that is growing interest in how our homes perform as we spend much more time in them. And there is increased awareness of the disparity between the amount of energy buildings really use in operation and low energy expectations.
What will I learn?
Attending this session will give an understanding of building performance evaluation (BPE) and its close relative post-occupancy evaluation (POE) of buildings and using occupant surveys to understand performance analysis. It will explain the aims of the Design for Performance initiative for office buildings and will also provide information on how to assess the performance of domestic buildings.