The dimension of knowledge on built environment interventions. The evolution of performance analysis models between theories and practice

Maria Fianchini


This paper deals with the building performance evaluation, as a methodological approach to the analysis of existing building systems, aimed at supporting the decision-making process for rehabilitation and / or adaptive reuse. It presents a critical review of national and international studies and enlightens the different conditions and ways of application, in the case of empty buildings compared to those in use. In conclusion, it introduces some limits of such methodologies with respect to appropriate knowledge objectives when applied to buildings with particular or magnificent characters, as well as some possible research lines to be explored so to overcome them.


performance analysis; post occupancy evalution; feedback; reuse; existing buildings

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