Building Performance Evaluation

From Delivery Process to Life Cycle Phases

  • Wolfgang F.E. Preiser
  • Andrea E. Hardy
  • Ulrich Schramm

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
  3. Frontiers of Building Evaluation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 19-20
    2. Nigel Oseland
      Pages 21-27
    3. Erin Persky, Jay Farbstein, Melissa Farling
      Pages 49-61
    4. Jennifer A. Senick, Clinton J. Andrews, Handi Chandra Putra, Ioanna Tsoulou, MaryAnn Sorensen Allacci
      Pages 63-72
    5. Ulrich Schramm, Sybille Reichart, Dominic Becking
      Pages 73-86
    6. Wolfgang F. E. Preiser, John P. Petronis, John W. Petronis, Lexi Petronis
      Pages 99-113
  4. Advances in Evaluation Knowledge

  5. Advances in Evaluation Methods

  6. Epilogue

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 307-307
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 317-318

About this book


The main aim of this book is to present an intriguing retrospective of Building Performance Evaluation (BPE) as it evolved from Post-Occupancy Evaluation (POE) over the past 25 years. On one hand, this is done by updating original authors' chapter content of Building Evaluation, the first edition published in 1989. That, in turn, is augmented by an orientation toward current and future practice on the other, including new authors who are engaged in ongoing, cutting edge projects. Therefore, individual, methodology oriented chapters covering the fundamental principles of POE and BPE go along with major thematic chapters, topics of which like sustainability or integration of new technologies are addressed in a diversity of case studies from around the globe.

Research, methodologies, and framework of POEs continue to evolve. POEs are one step, on the larger scale of BPE, in understanding how buildings function after they are occupied. This resource helps archi

tects, building owners, and facility managers understand the implications and reactions to the facilities that they designed, built and/or commissioned. By considering the whole process from conception to future uses of the building, there can be a more holistic approach to the planning, programming, design, construction, occupancy, and future adaptability of the structure.

This book is dedicated to first editor Wolfgang F. E. Preiser who passed away during the process of editing and reviewing chapters of this volume.


Building performance Post-Occupancy Evaluation Building Performance Evaluation Building Delivery Cycle Building Life Cycle

Editors and affiliations

  • Wolfgang F.E. Preiser
    • 1
  • Andrea E. Hardy
    • 2
  • Ulrich Schramm
    • 3
  1. 1.Arizona State University, Scottsdale, AZ, USAUniversity of CincinnatiCincinnatiUSA
  2. 2.Creo ArchitectsPhoenixUSA
  3. 3.Bielefeld University of Applied SciencesMindenGermany

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-56861-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-56862-1
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