Closing the Loop: Why Do We Need Post Occupancy Evaluation for Buildings?

Event date: 
Friday, September 7, 2018 - 9:00am - 4:00pm


How might we begin to effectively use existing buildings as resources to improve the design and construction of new buildings? Post-Occupancy Evaluation (POE) is the process of obtaining feedback on a building's performance in use. The value of POE is increasingly recognized and is becoming mandatory on many public projects. Architects, engineers, contractors, facility managers, owners, and other project stakeholders benefit from the information gained during an objective POE by gathering data that identifies performance issues, successes, and opportunities for improvements in design, energy efficiency, and resource management. 

This workshop will be conducted in two parts: [1] a morning session discussing the methods and benefits of Post Occupancy Evaluation (POE) for a variety of project stakeholders, and [2] an afternoon session participating in a POE exercise at a recent building project completed by Appalachian State's IDEXlab, a student design-build cohort housed within the Department of Sustainable Technology and the Built Environment. 

Early Registration Cost: $200* (lunch included)
*Cost after August 17: $250 
Students in UNC system Early Registration Cost: $175**
**Student Cost after August 17: $200

Location: Appalachian State University Campus, Reich College of Education, Room TBD. Park at College Street Parking Deck - attendant will let you in. 
Time: 9:00am - 4:00 pm

Continuing Education Credits Offered: 6 LU|HSW, 6 PDH
All attendees will receive a Certificate of Completion

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D. Jason Miller, AIA, NCARB
Dr. Jeff Ramsdell

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