Post-­‐occupancy monitoring of two flats in Madrid: development and assessment of a mixed methods methodology

Cuerda Barcaiztegui, Elena and Guerra-Santin, Olivia and Neila Gonzalez, Francisco Javier and Romero Herrera, Natalia (2015). Post-­‐occupancy monitoring of two flats in Madrid: development and assessment of a mixed methods methodology. In: "PLEA 2015. Architecture in (R)Evolution", 9-11 September.

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Title: Post-­‐occupancy monitoring of two flats in Madrid: development and assessment of a mixed methods methodology
Author/s:
  • Cuerda Barcaiztegui, Elena
  • Guerra-Santin, Olivia
  • Neila Gonzalez, Francisco Javier
  • Romero Herrera, Natalia
Item Type: Presentation at Congress or Conference (Article)
Event Title: PLEA 2015. Architecture in (R)Evolution
Event Dates: 9-11 September
Title of Book: PLEA 2015
Date: September 2015
Subjects:
Freetext Keywords: Post-occupancy, Energy, Building performance, Monitoring,
Occupant behaviour
Faculty: E.T.S. Arquitectura (UPM)
Department: Construcción y Tecnología Arquitectónica
UPM's Research Group: Arquitectura Bioclimática en un entorno sostenible ABIO
Creative Commons Licenses: None

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Abstract

Recent research has shown large differences between the expected and the actual energy consumption in buildings. The differences have been attributed partially, to the assumptions made during the design phase of buildings when simulation methods are employed. More accurate occupancy profiles on building operation could help to carry out more precise building performance calculations. This study focuses on the post-occupancy evaluation of two apartments, one renovated and one non renovated, in Madrid within the same building complex. The aim of this paper is to present an application of the mixed-methods methodology (Creswell, 2007) to assess thermal comfort and occupancy practices used in the case studies, and to discuss the shortcomings and opportunities associated with it. The mixed-methods methodology offers strategies for integrating qualitative and quantitative methods to investigate complex phenomena. This approach is expected to contribute to the growing knowledge of occupants’ behaviour and building performance by explaining the differences observed between energy consumption and thermal comfort in relation to people’s saving and comfort practices and the related experiences, preferences and values.

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Item ID: 38270
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/38270/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:38270
Deposited by: Investigador Elena Cuerda Barcáiztegui
Deposited on: 03 Nov 2015 12:53
Last Modified: 06 Apr 2018 07:42
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