An Evaluation of Post-Occupancy of Sustainable Housing

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Naoum, S, Buckley, K and Fong, D (2012). An Evaluation of Post-Occupancy of Sustainable Housing. The First Australasia and South-East Asia Structural Engineering and Construction Conference. Perth, Australia 28 Nov - 02 Dec 2012
AuthorsNaoum, S, Buckley, K and Fong, D
Abstract

This paper is based on an MSc dissertation by Buckley (2011) who explored the current state of post-occupancy evaluation in relation to the residential construction sector. The aim was to develop a conceptual framework for the development of post-occupancy evaluation as a sustainability benchmarking tool. In-depth exploratory interviews were carried out with five project managers with affordable housing development expertise. Three major themes emerged from the template analysis used to code and categorise the data: design and construction, post-completion practices, and post-occupancy evaluation. The interviews indicated that the process of knowledge transfer to new occupants is a critical factor which deserves future post-occupancy evaluation. Other key issues were consumption monitoring, handling the discrepancies between the performance of buildings as-designed and as-used and the extent to which knowledge should be shared more widely in the sector.

KeywordsPost-occupancy evaluation; sustainable homes; affordable housing
Year2012
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Print28 Nov 2012
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Deposited22 Sep 2018
Accepted17 Jul 2012
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