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The other half of the picture: Post-occupancy evaluation for alignment of space and pedagogy

C Newton, B Cleveland

LIVING AND LEARNING: RESEARCH FOR A BETTER BUILT ENVIRONMENT | Architectural science | Published : 2015

Abstract

Prefabricated relocatable learning environments form an important component of school infrastructure in Australia but their light-weight construction means they often require air-conditioning for a comfortable indoor environment quality (IEQ). The ‘envi Sustainable Education Spaces’ were recently constructed by the Department of Education and Technology (DET) in Victoria to showcase a more sustainable alternative to the traditional ‘relocatables'. Evaluation had been undertaken by others to assess the design ambitions to reduce operational energy by 90% and lifecycle emissions of CO2 production by 50%. What was not known was how the spaces accommodated learning and learners. This was the foc..

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