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Embedding Simplified Post Occupancy Evaluation within the Design Process

25 Jan 2011
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Where: Seminar room 505, Buchanan House, 58 Port Dundas Road, Glasgow G4 0HG
Times: 12:30 - 14:00 (GMT) - Lunch from 12:00


This research project involved the team looking at Post Occupancy Evaluation (POE) analysis from a number of perspectives. The team studied information relating to existing POE methods, current energy best practice benchmarks and compared appropriate figures against Page & Park attainments. They also developed a simple questionnaire that clients would regard as quick to fill in and user-friendly.

It was decided that the most effective way to deliver a simplified POE process, to complement the existing work practices of Page & Park, was to design and trial a software tool, named POET (Post Occupancy Evaluation Tool). This tool was developed over the period of the project and underwent a number of revisions to deal with issues relating to compatibility with Page & Park hardware, work practices and application expectations.

A key deliverable of the project was to use POE as a method of gauging any difference between design intent and use in practice, so that information could be fed back into future Page & Park projects. It was also crucial that the architects would be able to compare designs with best practice guidelines. The benchmark figures chosen for this project were extracted from CIBSE Benchmarks TM46 (2008).


Prof. Joe Clarke, Energy Systems Research Unit, University of Strathclyde Glasgow
Ms Fiona Bradley, Department of Architecture, University of Strathclyde Glasgow
Ms Karen Nugent, Page & Park Architects


There are two ways to attend this event.

All CIC Start Online members will be invited to attend the online webinar and will receive an email with the meeting link. This will provide a live video feed, presentation and chat area - with the opportunity to contribute to the discussion using either the chat facility or your CIC Start Online headset.  

Online attendance is free of charge to CIC Start Online members.

Please register as a member here to attend online – project membership is free.


You can also attend the seminar in person.

A buffet lunch will be provided before the event, providing opportunities for networking with fellow delegates and the seminar speakers.   Lunch and registration starts at 12:00, with the seminar commencing at 12:30.

If you wish to attend the seminar in person, please complete the registration form below.

The price is £70 per delegate (£50 for CIC Start Online members).


Please access the link "Low Carbon Skills Fund" to see whether your organisation is eligible for a 50% subsidy for the seminar fee.


Sorry this event is now fully booked.


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