EMS-post-occupancy monitoring and building energy performance certificate implementation for the USC-School of Architecture Conference

cited authors

  • Spiegelhalter, T

fiu authors


  • The University of Southern California (Fig.1, 2) is a large consumer of resources. Annually, USC consumes an average of 155 million kWh of electricity, 4 million therms of natural gas, and 270 million gallons of water (http://www.usc.edu/fms/dept-energy-stats.html). As a major research institution, it is the responsibility of USC to develop efficient ways in which these resources can be efficiently conserved and the university's environmental impact reduced. To make these reductions truly measureable and sustainable, the USC School of Architecture (Fig. 3, 4) Environmental Management System (EMS) team is establishing an outreach pilot laboratory with its own main building and a test-bed for the University and its campuses in Los Angeles, providing applied research on resource conservation strategies. Furthermore the EMS research evaluates operation costs and green house gas reduction with post occupancy-evaluation methodologies and daily real time feedback with monitoring-data, sustainability training opportunities for staff, faculty, students, and the neighborhood and campus visitors interested in Sustainability.

publication date

  • December 1, 2008

start page

  • 4474

end page

  • 4479


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