Stream 4: Solutions for Greening the Multi-residential Sector
Meeting Room 206 C
Improving Building Performance: An Accessible Guide to Post-occupancy Evaluations in MURB
1 GBCI CE hour
Presented by: Lisa Westeroff, Intermediate Planner, Integral Group, Craig Brown, Postdoctoral Researcher, Ryerson University; Christian Cianfrone, Principal, Morrison Hershfield
Description:A growing interest in green buildings has opened up a window of opportunity for post-occupancy evaluations (POE), especially in the residential sector. However, existing POE frameworks are often overly academic, complicated, and expensive, and have been designed primarily for the evaluation of commercial and institutional buildings. To fill this gap, we present the results of a recent project in which a POE specifically for MURB was created and applied, with the intention that those with little technical expertise could be able to use it. A simple and accessible POE tool will be shared while past and current thinking approaches to POE and their applicability to MURB are reviewed, identifying the barriers, benefits, and constraints to conducting POE in MURB. The results of our application to several building in BC's lower mainland will also be reviewed.