Stream 5: Closing The Performance Gap: Realizing the Full Benefits of Green Buildings
Meeting Room 8
Do our Green Buildings Perform as Intended?
Anna-Mareika Chu, MSc Student, Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability, University of British Columbia; Karine Le Duc, Senior Project Engineer, REDE ENERGY SOLUTIONS, LTD.; Dr. Shauna Mallory Hill, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Architecture, University of Manitoba; Dr. Mark Gorgolewski, Department of Architectural Science, Ryerson University
Description: This session will summarize the lessons learned from a project that undertook building performance evaluations of nine Canadian green buildings using a standardized framework and KPIs. The aim was to better understand the operational performance of the buildings, compare this to predicted performance and identify performance gaps and lessons for their owners, design teams and the construction industry in general. The project was initiated by iiSBE Canada with support from Stantec and NSERC. Researchers from the University of British Columbia, University of Manitoba, and Ryerson University worked with industry partners to develop an assessment protocol and conducted building performance evaluations.