A Handbook of Sustainable Building Design and Engineering: An Integrated Approach to Energy, Health and Operational Performance
The combined challenges of health, comfort, climate change and energy security cross the boundaries of traditional building disciplines. This authoritative collection, focusing mostly on energy and ventilation, provides the current and next generation of building engineering professionals with what they need to work closely with many disciplines to meet these challenges.A Handbook of Sustainable Building Engineering covers: how to design, engineer and monitor a building in a manner that minimises the emissions of greenhouse gases; how to adapt the environment, fabric and services of existing and new buildings to climate change; how to improve the environment in and around buildings to provide better health, comfort, security and productivity; and provides crucial expertise on monitoring the performance of buildings once they are occupied. The authors explain the principles behind built environment engineering, and offer practical guidance through international case studies.
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Post-Occupancy Evaluation well known as POE is a qualitative and quantitative research carried out during and after building a project. POE, therefore, answers questions regarding user satisfaction and the general performance of the building as it was intended. As an architect, what are some of the most important notes you should consider at the end of your project? Handover is an end of a project by most developers. This shouldn't be the case for any design professional in building industry.
The POE approach is an important aspect that helps designers and architects better understand the effect that spaces can have on behavior, leading to recognition between environmental and human variables. It is seen as a sustainable tool in architect. It serves as a hypothesis testing for innovative projects by testing and monitoring them after completion. Innovation and new techniques can bring unintended consequences, so it is important to see which projects are moving in the right direction. Information from POEs can provide not only insights into problem resolution but also provide useful benchmark data with which other projects can be compared.Accountability for building performance by designers is also another important aspect that is looked at using the POE approach. All these plus more other relevant information are more important to the user and architectures. This method brings close the guideline to resolving future constraints that may occur. POE provides information basically on the building’s lifecycle from initial concept through to occupation.
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A Handbook of Sustainable Building Design and Engineering: An Integrated ...
Dejan Mumovic,Matheos Santamouris
No preview available - 2009