Building Performance Evaluations (BPE) consist of a whole building assessment, following a Post-Occupancy Evaluation (POE) survey, to identify the performance gap between the design aspirations and the actual operating performance of a building. The evaluation considers multiple aspects of the asset, covering energy efficiency, maintenance, occupant health and well-being, safety and public liability. The results of the BPE can be used to inform building management policies and procedures, as well as potential remediation measures, resulting in improved efficiency and reduced operational costs.
Further to the increased efficiency, enhancing building health can benefit occupants through improved indoor environmental quality, leading to increased productivity, reduced incidences of Building Sickness Syndrome and overall improvement in occupant comfort and satisfaction. To validate the performance of a building during operation, analysis such as Indoor Air Quality (IAQ), Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ) and Acoustic surveys can be conducted.
To comprehensively assess the existing condition and performance of a building, a Post Occupancy Evaluation (POE) is conducted to receive feedback from the building occupants. The POE includes an evaluation of occupant behavioural patterns, such as use of the building spaces, hours of occupancy, thermal comfort, lighting levels and acoustic comfort.
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