Comparing Predicted and Actual Performance

For previous cycles of the Sustainable Building Challenge, iiSBE Canada focused on assessing the energy and environmental performance of new green buildings predicted at their design stage. For SB14 held in October 2014 in Barcelona, Spain, iiSBE Canada has shifted to assessing the actual performance of green buildings during their operation.

An assessement protocol with Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) has been developed for iiSBE Canada by researchers from the Univerity of British Columbia, University of Manitoba and Ryerson University. Research teams from these threee universites have subsequently used this protocol and KPIs to conduct building performance assessments of leading green building projects across Canada. The aim of these assessments is to better the operational performance of the buildings, compare it to their predicted performance, and identify lessions for their owners, design team and the building industry.

Conference Paper and Poster

Use these links to access the paper and poster presented at SB14 on behalf of iiSBE Canada by the research teams from the University of British Columbia, University of Manitoba and Ryerson University:

Individual Building Performance Evaluations

A total of nine Canadian green building projects were assessed for SB14: five academic buildings (located in Vancouver, Winnipeg, Burlington and Winnipeg); three office buildings (located in Vancouver, Winnipeg and Kitchener); and one community building (located in Saskatoon). The following provides links to posters and reports for each project displayed at the iiSBE Canada booth at SB14 and discussed at a panel discussion at the conference:

  1. Centre for Interactive Research on Sustainability (CIRS) (Vancouver, British Columbia)
  2. Surrey District Education and Conference Centre (DECC) (Surrey, British Columbia)
  3. Jim Pattison Centre of Excellence in Sustainable Building Technologies and Renewable Energy Conservation (Penticton, British Columbia)
  4. Alice Turner Branch Library (Saskatoon, Saskatchewan)
  5. Manitoba Hydro Place (Winnipeg, Manitoba)
  6. The Roblin Centre (Winnipeg, Manitoba)
  7. A Grander View (Kitchener, Ontario)
  8. Ron Joyce Center (Burlington, Ontario)
  9. Canal Building (Ottawa, Ontario)

In addition to the conference paper and posters, in late 2014 iiSBE Canada will also release a report for each individual building assessed by the university research teams. If you would like to be notfied when this information is posted on the iiSBE Canada web site, please contact us.

Want More Information?

If would like to receive more information about the building performance assessement potocol developed for iiSBE Canada, or if you would like to invite an iiSBE Canada representative to deliver a presentation to your organization about the 'lessons learned' from the assessements conducted for SB14, please contact us.

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