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The maturation of a low-impact building: Post occupancy evaluation of daylighting and the thermal environment over 2 year

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posted on 2024-04-05, 12:37 authored by Sura Al-MaiyahSura Al-Maiyah, D Brett Martinson, Hisham Elkadi

Post occupancy evaluations (POEs) are regularly carried out in various types of building to assess whether the building is meeting the demand of its users and to collect information that may be useful for design of similar buildings in the future. They are, however often carried out over a limited period as part of the hand-over process and as such only cover the early part of a building’s life which is often the learning phase for users of the building. As users have often moved from some other facility to the new location, they may also have the “shock of the new” as a confounding factor.

This paper reports the results of the second phase of a long-term POE of a new teaching building for the School of Architecture of the University of Portsmouth, assessing perceptions of comfort against measured data. It builds on the initial results reported at PLEA 2015 comparing these results to the new data to show the effects of the building “bedding in” as its users grow accustomed to its systems and environment. The occupants of the new building are primarily students of architecture and form an unusual population of young, international people who are well-versed in sustainable architecture techniques and expectations.

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School

  • Architecture, Building and Civil Engineering

Published in

Proceedings of PLEA 2016 Los Angeles - 32th International Conference on Passive and Low Energy Architecture.

Source

PLEA 2016 Los Angeles - Cities, Buildings, People: Towards Regenerative Environments

Publisher

PLEA 2016 Los Angeles

Version

  • AM (Accepted Manuscript)

Publication date

2016-07-11

ISBN

9780692749616

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Language

  • en

Location

Los Angeles, United States

Event dates

11th July 2016 - 13th July 2016

Depositor

Dr Sura Al-Maiyah. Deposit date: 1 April 2024

Article number

32

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