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Post occupancy evaluation process

BREEAM UK New Construction, Non-domestic Buildings (United Kingdom), Technical Manual, SD5078: BREEAM UK New Construction 2018 3.0, published by BRE Global Limited, defines Post-Occupancy Evaluation (POE), also known as Building Performance Evaluation (BPE) as a process:

….used to improve the building operation, occupants' comfort and other areas based on its outcomes. Therefore, the POE provides suggestions on potential improvements, including, but not limited to the following:

A POE can also be used as part of the stakeholder consultation at the briefing stage for a new building or the refurbishment of an existing one, in cases where the building occupants are the same. This can be achieved through the use of a questionnaire or workshops to highlight lessons from the old or existing building that could be taken into account in the design of the new project.

In relation to POE methodologies, it says:

‘Any POE or BPE methodology that fulfils the criteria can be used. Further guidance on POE can be found in the following resources:

--BRE Group

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