chapter  4
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Post occupancy evaluation for optimal energy and environmental performance

This chapter outlines the methods of carrying out a post occupancy evaluation (POE) of a building. It continues from the previous chapter which outlined how to address sustainability at the design stage to outline how to assess whether sustainable design strategies have been implemented and operated successfully. The POE is of practical importance in the improvement of existing buildings and also generally as it can help to inform design decisions for future buildings by highlighting common pitfalls and successes to be avoided/implemented.