Post Occupancy Monitoring: An introduction
This paper introduces the method of Post Occupancy Monitoring as an evolution from Post Occupancy Evaluation of the built environment. The technique depends on the qualitative and quantitative aspirations of the stakeholders to apply methods resulting in closing the feedback loop of the built environment. Previous attempts are discussed such as the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) Plan of Work for architects as well as the Soft Landings approach for handing over the building once commissioned. A gap in literature exists in the manner of continuously analyzing a building once it is handed over. Suitable incentives must be given to each of the stakeholders to participate in the process and learn from past initiatives. The paper suggests the need for energy monitoring, thermal comfort analysis and documenting user satisfaction as a basis for all existing building rating systems.
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