Post-Occupancy Study Shows Efficiency and Opportunities
Mar 15, 2006
Two Gerding Edlen projects, The Henry and Portland State University’s Broadway Student Housing, were part of an eleven-building post-occupancy study to find where the buildings were meeting desired efficiency and where there was room for improvement, writes Alison Ryan of the Daily Journal of Commerce. The report, compiled by the Cascadia Region Green Building Council, studied eleven Northwest LEED-rated buildings. Both The Henry and PSU Broadway exceeded expectations, using less energy than anticipated.
While the projects performed well, the studies can be used for future changes and projects. “It’s really an evolving area,” said Jerry Yudelson, an associate principal at Interface Engineering who has studied green building data. “These kinds of post-occupancy evaluations are really critical to fine-tuning. They are really essential to making sure that people know that efficient systems make a difference.”