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

Sep 07 2018


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 237. 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


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

D. Jason Miller is an Assistant Professor and Program Coordinator of Building Science at Appalachian State University. He is also a registered architect practicing collaboratively in the mountains of western North Carolina through his firm, David Jason Miller Architect PLLC. His research focuses on sustainable design building methodologies, while his teaching interests lie in architectural design, history and theory. Jason has been a faculty advisor for Appalachian's entries to the 2011 US DOE Solar Decathlon, The Solar Homestead and Maison Reciprocity, Solar Decathlon Europe 2014 in Versailles, France. He also serves as a faculty director of the IDEXlab (Integrative Design Experience Laboratory), an applied learning environment in which real-world design-build projects are completed by student cohorts.

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This workshop will complete a POE at a recent project completed by the IDEXlab. (Valle Crucis Welcome Center pictured)

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