Further information & References


Useable Buildings Trust


The Usable Buildings Trust (UBT) is a UK educational charity, dedicated to improving the performance of buildings in use. The main founders and contributors are the longstanding and highly knowledgeable pioneers of POEs Adrian Leaman and Bill Bordass, with Jim Meikle, Joanna Eley and Roderic Bunn on the board of trustees


The UBT website has an enormous amount of information on POEs, along with many case studies and is an essential place to go if you want to find out more about POEs and the process




Many of these papers can be downloaded from the UBT website


•  Bordass, B. (2009) 'What works, what doesn't work, and how we can fix it: Using Building Performance Evaluation (BPE) for rapid improvement' Building confidence in low-carbon solutions. Institute for Sustainability, Stanhill Court Hotel, 27 September 2011.

•  Bordass, W. and Leaman, A. (2005a) 'Making feedback and post-occupancy evaluation routine 1: A portfolio of feedback techniques', Building Research and Information, 33 (4), pp.347-352.

•  Bordass, W. and Leaman, A. (2005b) 'Making feedback and post-occupancy evaluation routine 3: Case studies of the use of techniques in the feedback portfolio', Building Research and Information, 33 (4), 361-375.

•  CABE (2011) Post-occupancy evaluation [online]. Available at: http://bit.ly/1dUJ3tY (Accessed: 24 January 2014).

•  Gill, Z. M. et al. (2010) 'Low-energy dwellings: the contribution of behaviours to actual performance'. Building Research and Information. 38(5), pp.491-508.

•  Jaunzens, D. (2002) More POE means better buildings [online]. Available at: http://bit.ly/1lsrtrm (Accessed: 14 May 2011).

•  Jaunzens, D., Cohen, R., Watson, M., Maunsell, F. and Picton, E. (2002) Post-occupancy evaluation  -  A Simple Method For The Early Stages Of Occupancy. Watford: Building Research Establishment (BRE).

•  Leaman, A. (1993) 'The importance of response time', Hong Kong Building Journal. March 1993.

•  Leaman, A. (no date) Real feedback on real buildings [Online]. Available at: http://bit.ly/1fwVu49 (Accessed: 12 May 2011).

•  Leaman, A. (2004) Closing the Loop. Benchmarks for Sustainable Buildings. London: RIBA Publishing.

•  Leaman, A. and Bordass, W.(2007) 'Are Users More Tolerant of Sustainable Buildings?', Building Research and Information, 35(6), 662-667.

•  Macintosh, A. and Steemers, K. (2005) 'Ventilation strategies for urban housing: lessons from a POE case study'. Building Research and Information. 33 (3), pp.17-31.

•  Pearson, A. and Bunn, R. (2007) A Disappointing performance: Laban dance Studio. Building Services Journal, June, 2007.

•  Pegg, I. (2007) Assessing the role of post-occupancy evaluation in the design environment  -  a case study approach. EngD Environmental Technology Dissertation, Brunel University, Uxbridge.

•  Stevenson, F. and Leaman, A. (2010) 'Evaluating housing performance in relation to human behaviour: new challenges'. Building Research and Information. 38 (5), pp.437-441.

•  Vale, B. and Vale, R. (2010) 'Domestic energy use, lifestyles and POE: past lessons for current problems'. Building Research and Information. 38(5), pp.578-588.

•  Way, M. and Bordass, W. (2005) 'Making feedback and post-occupancy evaluation routine 2: Soft Landings - involving design and building teams in improving performance', Building Research and Information, 33 (4), 353-360.

•  Williamson, T. and Soebarto V. and Radford, A. (2010) 'Comfort and energy use in five Australian award-winning houses: regulated, measured and perceived'. Building Research and Information. 38 (5), pp.509-529.

•  Wingfield, J. et al. (2008) Lessons from Stamford Brook: understanding the gap between designed and real performance. Partners in Innovation Project: CI 39/3/663.


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