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Post-occupancy evaluation - where are you?

Cooper, I


I Cooper


This paper provides a historical context for the Probe studies reported in this special issue by describing the stalled development of post-occupancy evaluation (POE) in Britain since the 1960s. It charts 40 years of continuing academic, professional and commercial neglect of POE as a mainstream activity in the procurement of buildings in Britain. It notes the current resurgence of interest in the "customer care" focus of the Egan Report. And it closes by identifying a re-emerging research agenda for POE in Britain. This could include its use for benchmarking progress in the transition towards more sustainable production and consumption of the built environment.


Cooper, I. (2001). Post-occupancy evaluation - where are you?. Building Research and Information, 29(2), 158-163.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date Mar 1, 2001
Deposit Date Oct 8, 2007
Journal Building Research and Information
Print ISSN 0961-3218
Publisher Routledge
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 29
Issue 2
Pages 158-163

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