Four new publications on building performance have been published following a CIBSE-supported study by University College London. The new Technical Memoranda, TM61-64, provide detailed insights into operational building performance, occupant surveys, modelling for energy use, and indoor air quality/
TM61 focuses on operational building performance, particularly the collection of data to help address the performance gap – data that can be fed back to design teams to diagnose issues with current design, but also to ensure lessons are learned for future design.
TM62 looks at occupant surveys of non-domestic buildings. This is an area of growing interest because of increased concerns about physical and emotional wellbeing, and runs in parallel with building performance evaluation and post-occupancy evaluation. Occupant surveys are now established assessment methods to complement technical and quantitative forms of performance analysis.
TM63: Operational performance: modelling for evaluation of energy in use aims to provide a methodological framework to undertake measurements and verification of building energy performance in use.
TM64: Operational performance: indoor air quality – emissions sources and mitigation measures looks to give the information necessary to identify indoor emissions sources and measures to mitigate these to maintain good indoor air quality.
All four publications are available on the CIBSE Knowledge Portal, cibse.org/knowledge