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Center for Sustainable Building Research Presents

Understanding the Post Occupancy Evaluation (POE) as part of the B3 process

4/7/17, 12:30 PM

About this event

The CENTER FOR SUSTAINABLE BUILDING RESEARCH is offering a new three-part training series: Understanding the Post Occupancy Evaluation (POE) as a part of the B3 process. This series examines the development of POEs, current results of the POE process, and the future effort by architectural firms to understand occupant’s opinions and how they might influence the design of buildings in Minnesota. Each class will be held at the University of Minnesota and is eligible for 4 AIA HSW LUs.Additional information for each course can be found HERE.


SESSION 1: The Post Occupancy Evaluation (POE) Process and B3: What we have learned so far
April 7, 2017, 12:30pm - 4:30pm

Session description
The education session explores the value POEs have for building owners, occupants, and designers. Background will be given on how the POEs were developed as well as the reason for POEs in the design process.

SESSION 2: What are the design elements that create good acoustical, lighting, and thermal comfort designs?
April 28, 2017, 12:30pm - 4:30pm

Session description
This educational session will be taught through a series of Case Studies of designs that scored very well in the Post-Occupancy Evaluations and received B3 awards. Design firms will present their design and their design strategies for increasing the acoustical, thermal, and lighting satisfaction of the occupants.

SESSION 3: The future of POEs both within B3 and other architectural firms' efforts in Minnesota
May 19, 2017, 12:30pm - 4:30pm

Session description
This Educational Session will review post-occupancy evaluation work outside of the B3 program, looking at the other Post Occupancy Evaluation programs that twin cities design firm are conducting on their own initiatives.

Event Location
  • Bruininks Hall, University of Minnesota
  • 222 Pleasant Street SE
  • Minneapolis MN
  • USA