• Post-occupancy evaluation

Resident training

Our post-occupancy research has highlighted that residents benefit from training when moving into new homes – especially where complex building services are installed in addition to passive design measures.

We offer good practice guidance training for the efficient use of the heating, hot water, ventilation and lighting systems in new buildings. This is designed to build on the handover provided by the contractor and go beyond the basic operation of equipment – covering efficient use for low energy bills, settings for enhanced thermal comfort and creating a healthy internal environment.

We have recently provided this service at an older person’s housing scheme for which we were part of a team carrying out research on health and wellbeing.