Occupant Cx: Learning from occupants to improve building designs

Passive design and high-performance building strategies offer a wealth of potential benefits to occupants and owners, from increased satisfaction and employee productivity to energy and cost savings. However, these benefits can be compromised by negative occupation behaviors, especially if occupants don’t know how to properly manage a building’s efficient systems and features.

This course will explore how occupants interact with high-performance buildings, and how their actions can help designers implement better strategies that result in more energy savings and improved occupant experience. The session will explore case studies of existing high-performance and net-zero buildings, and common design and construction issues to avoid and lessons learned. Suggestions for educating occupants will also be covered, highlighting ways to make better use of energy-saving design strategies such as daylighting and natural ventilation.

Occupant Cx: Learning from Occupants to Improve Building Designs
Thursday, August 6, 2015
2:30 – 5 p.m.
Mercy Corps Global Headquarters, Aceh Community Room
45 SW Ankeny Portland, OR 97204

Register here to attend the live event in Portland or a group webinar in Salem, Eugene, Medford, Bend, Pendleton or Boise.