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Why POE is Important

In the world of evidence based design it's not enough to rely on data created at another time in another project. 

It is essential that we collect and create relevant live data for our clients to better understand the brief and how we can implement it. 

Pre and Post Occupancy studies help us do just that. 

Whilst often viewed as difficult to do, POE can be an extremely valuable tool to assess the performance of a building or refurbishment project, and so this guide demystifies the language, process and different approaches to it. Spaces have to ‘work’ for us, and that’s why we are encouraging the process of pre- and post-occupancy evaluations to really uncover whether or not a project has been successful in achieving its goals.

"Without data, you’re just another person with an opinion"
W. Edwards Deming

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