Post-Occupancy Evaluation

Post-Occupancy Evaluation

Post Occupancy Evaluation (POE) provides in-use performance feedback from building users on variables including: thermal comfort, visual comfort, facility provision, privacy, spatial familiarity, accessibility, modes of transport to and from the building, etc.

TFT tailors each POE to the needs of a client or to suit the requirements of a specific building certification such as WELL Building Standard, Aftercare, BREEAM, LEED and similar. This means we are able to inform and improve actual operational performance of a development.

POE is best undertaken as part of coordinated aftercare procedures including an appraisal of in-use energy and water. Commissioning and re-commissioning review activities can enhance operational performance of the building, and the internal comfort and wellbeing of occupants.

TFT provides POE analysis in accordance with the Building Use Studies Ltd. (BUS) Methodology. In addition, we are a BUS Methodology Partner, part of a network of specialists developing industry best practice in the field. The BUS methodology is the only POE outside North America approved for compliance with the WELL Building Standard by the International Well Building Institute (IWBI).

TFT offers additional supporting services including:

  • Aftercare strategies and support
  • Building performance optimisation
  • Thermal comfort assessment
  • Green building certification including BREEAM and LEED