Post-Occupancy Evaluation for Adaptive Façades


  • Shady Attia Sustainable Building Design Lab, Department UEE, Faculty of Applied Sciences, University of Liege
  • Alessandra Luna Navarro University of Cambridge
  • Miren Juaristi Universidad de Navarra, School of Architecture
  • Aurora Monge-Barrio Universidad de Navarra, School of Architecture
  • Susanne Gosztonyi Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts, Engineering and Architecture
  • Zein Al-Doughmi Cardiff University



advanced façades, user interaction, measurement, surevyes, criteria, framework, indoor comfort


Post-occupancy evaluation is a valuable method of generating information on the performance of adaptive building façades in relation to users. This evaluation technique involves both procedural methods, such as soft-landing, and empirical measuring, such as environmental monitoring or self-reporting techniques including surveys. Several studies have been carried out in recent decades to identify the most appropriate methods for occupant comfort, well-being, productivity, satisfaction, and health assessments in workplaces. Post-occupancy evaluation of adaptive façades can, however, be a challenging task and information on this topic is still scarce and fragmented. The main contribution of this paper is to bring together and classify the post-occupancy evaluation methods for adaptive façades and suggest a framework for their holistic evaluation. Specific recommendations for improving current standards and guidelines are outlined here to enhance occupant satisfaction and environmental conditions in workplaces for future design projects. Finally, we discuss various ongoing trends and research requirements in this field.


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