"Post Occupancy Evaluation is the only way of accurately measuring if a building is as energy efficient as anticipated."

– Royal Institute of British Architects


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The benefits

  • Validate the performance of a building in use
  • Test and verify new housing stock
  • Accurately measure retrofit works
  • Find out how to improve a building's performance
  • Typically costs an additional 0.1% – 0.25% of a project’s costs.

About Post Occupancy Evaluation


Post Occupancy Evaluation is the process of obtaining feedback on a building’s performance in use after it has been built and occupied. It confirms that the designed energy efficiency targets of a building have been achieved and , if not, highlights what actions need to be taked to achieve the desired targets.

Why is it important?

Design intent rarely matches actual building performance, which is why it’s crucial to measure energy performance post occupancy. Using the latest techniques in the industry our team are able to test, measure, model and improve your buildings to ensure they meet design expectation and have an accurate energy efficiency rating.

RIBA 2030 Challenge

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has launched its 2030 Challenge to help architects meet net zero (or better) whole life carbon for new and retrofitted buildings by 2030. As part of its climate challenge, the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) is encouraging members to carry out post-occupancy evaluation to reduce energy use and carbon emissions from buildings.

How we work

Post Occupancy Evaluation is a consultative process whereby, along with testing, we provide you with expert advice and guidance to ensure your project needs are met.

Expert testing

Our team uses the latest industry methodologies and equipment, including Measured Energy Performance, Pulse Air tightness testing, and further investigative techniques such as Psi-Value and U-Value calculations, Thermography reports and Ventilation testing.

Quick, affordable, non-invasive

Testing is quick, affordable and can be done with the occupants in-situ. After testing has concluded, we will provide you with an in-depth report.



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Contact the team

Get in touch to find out more about Post Occupancy Evaluation:

Email: consultancy@elmhurstenergy.co.uk

Tele: 01455 883 259

CONTACT THE TEAM

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