13 Jan '18, 3pm

@bglive: New study describes the value of occupant stories in evaluating high-performance buildings.

A building's performance depends to a large extent on the behavior of its occupants. Engaging directly with occupants to understand why they use buildings the way they do can provide valuable lessons for high performance design. Photo: Phil Whitehouse. License: CC BY 2.0 . You can learn a lot by simply talking to people. That’s the idea behind a new take on the value of speaking directly with occupants to understand the impact of design. In the paper “Oh behave! Survey stories and lessons learned from building occupants in high-performance buildings ,” Julia Day, assistant professor at Washington State University, and William O’Brien, associate professor at Carleton University, share findings from studies that focus on how occupants interact with and use high-performance buildings. What they’ve found is that purely quantitative forms of post-occupancy research often do not...

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