Improving Building Performance Part III: Major Trends & Their Implications for the Future

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The idea that every completed building is an experiment with potential surprises can now be replaced with the knowledge that architects can create facilities that will deliver the quality expected of them by relying on building performance evaluations (BPEs) as the basis for programming and design. This benefits the public’s health, safety, and welfare as architects continue to improve the buildings that they design. This mini-monograph presents an overview of the limits of current post-occupancy evaluation (POE) methodology along with the benefits of and suggestions for improving BPEs. The course concludes with a discussion of the future implications of such critical evaluations. This is part of a six-part series that explores the growing use of POEs and their long-term significance in the design process. Each section can be taken as an individual course.

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