Building Science Resources: Performance and Evaluation
A bibliographic research guide that focuses on environmental quality, performance measurement, technology, materials, historical sources, and strategies for finding materials at UC Berkeley and on the Internet.
For buildings, life-cycle assessment, and post-occupancy evaluation resources.
Assessing building performance / edited by Wolfgang F.E. Preiser, Jacqueline C. Vischer. Oxford: Elsevier, 2005. Evaluation through building delivery and life cycle: (1) strategic planning/needs analysis; (2) program review; (3) design review; (4) post-construction evaluation/review; (5) post-occupancy evaluation; and, (6) facilities management review/adaptive reuse. Case studies are included.
High Performance Buildings Database sponsored by the U.S Department of Energy. Research to improve building performance measuring methods. The database collects information from around the world, from homes, commercial interiors, large buildings, whole campuses and neighborhoods. May be certified green projects or projects that have one or more environmental features.
Improving building performance / NCARB, Professional Development Program; author, Wolfgang F.E. Preiser. Washington, D.C.: National Council of Architectural Registration Boards, 2003. IBP includes three different types of Post Occupancy Evaluation-indicative, investigative, and diagnostic-as well as its phases-planning, conducting, and applying. Learn how and why POE is considered a subphase of a more systemic analysis known as building performance evaluation. Supplementary materials include four detailed case studies, a lengthy resource listing, and prototypical POE forms.
Performance measurement protocols for commercial buildings / American Society of heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers, Inc., U.S. Green Building Council, [and] The Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers. Atlanta : American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers, c2010.