BPE Protocol

The streamlined version of EcoSmart’s BPE Protocol is now complete and is publicly available to the design community. Please see attachment below.
The BPE Protocol presents a method to evalute the performance of buildings in use, an activity generically called Post-Occupancy Evaluation (POE) or Building Performance Evaluation (BPE). It has been piloted on six buildings and improvements have been incorporated into the protocol throughout and at the end of the pilot process. The overall goal of the BPE Project has been to improve the design of buildings while minimizing their environmental impacts. By learning from the successes and deficiencies of built projects, as revealed through Building Performance Evaluation, designers can strengthen their capacity to design buildings with reduced energy and emissions and satisfactory occupant comfort. The BPE project took place in two phases: protocol development, and protocol piloting with concurrent and subsequent sharing of results through an evaluated educational process. The evaluation finds, collates and encourages reflection upon information about: – building’s resource consumption (energy, water), – occupant satisfaction with building (overall satisfaction, social capital development, – thermal comfort, lighting, acoustic and indoor air quality, washroom usability), – building operation experiences, and – to what extent the building meets the design intention The information is fed back to the design team and to the building design community with the purpose of helping to improve design practice. The BPE Protocol is in excel format so it may be used as a workbook. See attachment below.
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BPE MURB Protocol

The streamlined Multi-Unit Residential Buildings (MURB) version of EcoSmart’s BPE Protocol is publicly available to the design community. Please see attachment below. (BPE MURB Protocol)
The BPE Protocol presents a method to evalute the performance of buildings in use, an activity generically called Post-Occupancy Evaluation (POE) or Building Performance Evaluation (BPE). It has been piloted on six buildings and improvements have been incorporated into the protocol throughout and at the end of the pilot process. The overall goal of the BPE Project has been to improve the design of buildings while minimizing their environmental impacts. By learning from the successes and deficiencies of built projects, as revealed through Building Performance Evaluation, designers can strengthen their capacity to design buildings with reduced energy and emissions and satisfactory occupant comfort. The BPE project took place in two phases: protocol development, and protocol piloting with concurrent and subsequent sharing of results through an evaluated educational process. The evaluation finds, collates and encourages reflection upon information about: – building’s resource consumption (energy, water), – occupant satisfaction with building (overall satisfaction, social capital development, – thermal comfort, lighting, acoustic and indoor air quality, washroom usability), – building operation experiences, and – to what extent the building meets the design intention The information is fed back to the design team and to the building design community with the purpose of helping to improve design practice. The BPE MURB Protocol is in excel format so it may be used as a workbook. See attachment below.
Ref: BPE MURB Protocol
See also: Building Performance Evaluation (BPE) Protocol FinalizedBPE Pilot Building Report BBPE ProtocolAbout the Building Performance Evaluation (BPE) ProjectBPE Pilot Building Report DBPE Pilot Building Report EBPE Pilot Building Report F

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BPE Pilot Building Report A

One of six buildings evaluated using the BPE Protocol during the project pilot phase in 2006.
This evaluation report contains information about: – building’s resource consumption (energy, water), – occupant satisfaction with building (overall satisfaction, social capital development, – thermal comfort, lighting, acoustic and indoor air quality, washroom usability), – building operation experiences, and – to what extent the building meets the design intention As the BPE Protocol is a learning tool for the design community, not a building rating system, and the goal of the pilot project was the successful development and implementation of the BPE Protocol, the six pilot buildings have been kept anonymous. The building evaluation report for Building A is attached below.
Ref: BPE Bldg A report
See also: BPE ProtocolAbout the Building Performance Evaluation (BPE) ProjectBPE Pilot Building Report BBPE Pilot Building Report CBPE Pilot Building Report DBPE Pilot Building Report EBPE Pilot Building Report F

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BPE Pilot Building Report B

One of six buildings evaluated using the BPE Protocol during the project pilot phase in 2006.
This evaluation report contains information about: – building’s resource consumption (energy, water), – occupant satisfaction with building (overall satisfaction, social capital development, – thermal comfort, lighting, acoustic and indoor air quality, washroom usability), – building operation experiences, and – to what extent the building meets the design intention As the BPE Protocol is a learning tool for the design community, not a building rating system, and the goal of the pilot project was the successful development and implementation of the BPE Protocol, the six pilot buildings have been kept anonymous. The building evaluation report for Building B is attached below.
Ref: BPE Bldg B report
See also: BPE ProtocolBPE Pilot Building Report ABPE MURB ProtocolBPE Pilot Building Report CBPE Pilot Building Report DBPE Pilot Building Report EBPE Pilot Building Report FAbout the Building Performance Evaluation (BPE) Project

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BPE Pilot Building Report C

One of six buildings evaluated using the BPE Protocol during the project pilot phase in 2006.
This evaluation report contains information about: – building’s resource consumption (energy, water), – occupant satisfaction with building (overall satisfaction, social capital development, – thermal comfort, lighting, acoustic and indoor air quality, washroom usability), – building operation experiences, and – to what extent the building meets the design intention As the BPE Protocol is a learning tool for the design community, not a building rating system, and the goal of the pilot project was the successful development and implementation of the BPE Protocol, the six pilot buildings have been kept anonymous. The building evaluation report for Building C is attached below.
Ref: BPE Bldg C report
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BPE Pilot Building Report D

One of six buildings evaluated using the BPE Protocol during the project pilot phase in 2006.
This evaluation report contains information about: – building’s resource consumption (energy, water), – occupant satisfaction with building (overall satisfaction, social capital development, – thermal comfort, lighting, acoustic and indoor air quality, washroom usability), – building operation experiences, and – to what extent the building meets the design intention As the BPE Protocol is a learning tool for the design community, not a building rating system, and the goal of the pilot project was the successful development and implementation of the BPE Protocol, the six pilot buildings have been kept anonymous. The building evaluation report for Building D is attached below.
Ref: BPE Bldg D report
See also: BPE ProtocolBPE Pilot Building Report ABPE Pilot Building Report BBPE MURB ProtocolBPE Pilot Building Report CBPE Pilot Building Report EBPE Pilot Building Report FAbout the Building Performance Evaluation (BPE) Project

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BPE Pilot Building Report E

One of six buildings evaluated using the BPE Protocol during the project pilot phase in 2006.
This evaluation report contains information about: – building’s resource consumption (energy, water), – occupant satisfaction with building (overall satisfaction, social capital development, – thermal comfort, lighting, acoustic and indoor air quality, washroom usability), – building operation experiences, and – to what extent the building meets the design intention As the BPE Protocol is a learning tool for the design community, not a building rating system, and the goal of the pilot project was the successful development and implementation of the BPE Protocol, the six pilot buildings have been kept anonymous. The building evaluation report for Building E is attached below.
Ref: BPE Bldg E report
See also: BPE ProtocolBPE Pilot Building Report ABPE Pilot Building Report BBPE Pilot Building Report DBPE MURB ProtocolBPE Pilot Building Report CBPE Pilot Building Report F

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BPE Pilot Building Report F

One of six buildings evaluated using the BPE Protocol during the project pilot phase in 2006.
This evaluation report contains information about: – building’s resource consumption (energy, water), – occupant satisfaction with building (overall satisfaction, social capital development, – thermal comfort, lighting, acoustic and indoor air quality, washroom usability), – building operation experiences, and – to what extent the building meets the design intention As the BPE Protocol is a learning tool for the design community, not a building rating system, and the goal of the pilot project was the successful development and implementation of the BPE Protocol, the six pilot buildings have been kept anonymous. The building evaluation report for Building F is attached below.
Ref: BPE Bldg F report
See also: BPE ProtocolBPE Pilot Building Report ABPE Pilot Building Report BBPE Pilot Building Report DBPE Pilot Building Report EBPE MURB ProtocolBPE Pilot Building Report CAbout the Building Performance Evaluation (BPE) Project

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Building Performance Evaluation (BPE) Protocol Finalized

EcoSmart’s BPE Protocol and pilot building evaluations are complete and ready for general use in the public domain.
The BPE Protocol presents a method to evalute the performance of buildings in use, an activity generically called Post-Occupancy Evaluation (POE) or Building Performance Evaluation (BPE). It has been piloted on six buildings and improvements have been incorporated into the protocol throughout and at the end of the pilot process. The overall goal of the BPE Project has been to improve the design of buildings while minimizing their environmental impacts. By learning from the successes and deficiencies of built projects, as revealed through Building Performance Evaluation, designers can strengthen their capacity to design buildings with reduced energy and emissions and satisfactory occupant comfort. The BPE project took place in two phases: protocol development, and protocol piloting with concurrent and subsequent sharing of results through an evaluated educational process. The evaluation finds, collates and encourages reflection upon information about: – building’s resource consumption (energy, water), – occupant satisfaction with building (overall satisfaction, social capital development, – thermal comfort, lighting, acoustic and indoor air quality, washroom usability), – building operation experiences, and – to what extent the building meets the design intention The information is fed back to the design team and to the building design community with the purpose of helping to improve design practice.

See also: Building Performance Evaluation (BPE) Protocol FinalizedBPE ProtocolBPE MURB ProtocolAbout the Building Performance Evaluation (BPE) Project

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Building Performance Evaluation (BPE) Protocol Finalized

EcoSmart’s BPE Protocol and pilot building evaluations are complete and ready for general use in the public domain.
The BPE Protocol presents a method to evalute the performance of buildings in use, an activity generically called Post-Occupancy Evaluation (POE) or Building Performance Evaluation (BPE). It has been piloted on six buildings and improvements have been incorporated into the protocol throughout and at the end of the pilot process. The overall goal of the BPE Project has been to improve the design of buildings while minimizing their environmental impacts. By learning from the successes and deficiencies of built projects, as revealed through Building Performance Evaluation, designers can strengthen their capacity to design buildings with reduced energy and emissions and satisfactory occupant comfort. The BPE project took place in two phases: protocol development, and protocol piloting with concurrent and subsequent sharing of results through an evaluated educational process. The evaluation finds, collates and encourages reflection upon information about: – building’s resource consumption (energy, water), – occupant satisfaction with building (overall satisfaction, social capital development, – thermal comfort, lighting, acoustic and indoor air quality, washroom usability), – building operation experiences, and – to what extent the building meets the design intention The information is fed back to the design team and to the building design community with the purpose of helping to improve design practice.

See also: About the Building Performance Evaluation (BPE) ProjectBuilding Performance Evaluation (BPE) Protocol Finalized

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