Performance Assessment of Green Rated Built Environment using Post Occupancy Evaluation
S.G. Sonar1, R.V. Nalawade2
1S.G. Sonar, Associate Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, College of Engineering Pune.
2R.V. Nalawade, , M.tech, Research Scholar, Department of Civil Engineering, College of Engineering Pune.
Manuscript received on November 15, 2019. | Revised Manuscript received on November 23, 2019. | Manuscript published on November 30, 2019. | PP: 1449-1454 | Volume-8 Issue-4, November 2019. | Retrieval Number: D7512118419/2019©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijrte.D7512.118419
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Abstract: Green Rating Certification is one of the important mechanism developed in last few decades worldwide to achieve sustainability in Built Environment life cycle. The early generations of Green Rated Built Environment from India have occupied for several years now. Therefore, it has become inevitable to assess whether these Built Environment are living up to expectations in their objective terms. Post Occupancy Evaluation is a process of systematic monitoring of Building’s performance with predefined parameters and objectives after it is occupied for few years. Present research focuses on assessment of Green Rated Built Environment on the basis of performance parameters. Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ) and Energy Efficiency are two performance parameters identified for current research. Seven Green Rated Institutional/office projects have been selected for Post Occupancy Evaluation. Indian Green Building Council (IGBC) has rated three projects and Green Rating for Integrated Habitat Assessment (GRIHA) has rated remaining four buildings. All seven projects are located in warm and humid climatic zone of India. Questionnaire Survey, on site measurement of Indoor Environmental Quality parameters and Energy consumption records are selected as a tool to measure performance of Green rated project.
Keywords: Built Environment, Green Building Rating System, Post Occupancy Evaluation.
Scope of the Article: Building Climate Systems.