chapter  16
Cautionary notes
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Having outlined techniques for optimising natural resources in the operation of offices, it is necessary to temper enthusiasm with a cautionary note. The Chartered Institute of Building Services Engineers commissioned a number of post-occupancy studies of buildings designed to achieve a high level of environmental sophistication. These ‘Probe’ studies brought to light a number of problems which caused some buildings to perform well below their design prediction. These are some of the outcomes of the study.