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Post Occupancy Evaluation Survey Report

Design professionals’ interest in Post Occupancy Evaluation (POE) is growing. According to a survey of sustainability leaders from 29 mid-size and large architecture firms in the United States and Canada, two-thirds of these offices conduct POEs currently. Moreover, almost all respondents say they would like to complete POEs for a majority of their projects in the near future.

A Post Occupancy Evaluation can take many forms, and such variations in scope impact the tools and knowledge needed to conduct a successful POE. This survey report outlines potential fundamental components of an evaluation, so that readers can determine the best type of POE for their firm or project. It also documents resources that can assist in POE development and implementation.