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Improving Building Performance Case Studies Part 1: The Alfred Newton Richards Medical Laboratory Building

Format: CE Course
CE Info: 1.00 HSW LU
Contact Info: Customer Service (customerservice@ncarb.org)

Description:
While postoccupancy evaluations (POEs) can be used to measure the overall performance of a building in relation to its intended use, other building performance evaluation (BPE) methods can also be used over the lifetime of a building. This course presents a case study analysis of an existing building using a combination of several BPE methods, not limiting investigative analysis to only that of postoccupancy. The case study also outlines how performance evaluation and feedback relate to client goals, historic preservation, local building code, and environmental requirements. This course is the first of the four-part Improving Building Performance Case Studies series. Each section can be taken as an individual course. This course was last revised in 2021.

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