LEED for Homes Post Occupancy Evaluation

Learn About the LEED for Homes Post Occupancy Evaluation

About this course:

Thanks to Michigan State University (MSU) for completing a study on Post-Occupancy Evaluation (POE) of 235 LEED-certified homes in the Midwest. The goal is to identify the homes’ actual performance after people moved in, and also the benefits and shortcomings of the current LEED for Home certification system. The survey consisted of various categories including (1) general satisfaction with the LEED-certified home, (2) satisfaction about the home in general and various aspects of the indoor environment, (3) overall well-being including the health impact, (4) energy efficiency and building performance, (5) the environmental behavior of residents, and (6) demographics. The findings of this study revealed that most residents of the LEED-certified home were satisfied with their home and their quality of life in their home. As an accompaniment, you can review a pre-occupancy survey also completed on over 100 homes in the Midwest that focus on energy usage and savings predicted.

Dr. Eunsil Lee is an Associate Professor in SPDC’s Interior Design program. She joined the faculty in 2008 after obtaining her Ph.D. in Human Environment Design and Management at MSU. Her teaching experience centers on design theory, design studio, presentation media and techniques and lighting design. Previously, she practiced professionally as an Interior Designer at design firms for four years in Seoul, Korea. Her professional specialty is grounded in hospitality, commercial and residential design. Her teaching and research is based on the combination of her professional experiences and educational background from multiple disciplines, including interior design, lighting design, housing and facility management.

CEUs: 2 hours

2 Hours State Architect / Builder License. GBCI (LEED H Specific) Certified Green Professional (NARI & NAHB) AIA(HSW) AIBD Certified GreenHome Professional (CGHP)

You'll learn:

  • Learn what tools help predict energy usage in a LEED certified homes for occupant welfare
  • Learn details about occupant satisfaction with LEED certified homes and units
  • Understand occupant perception with energy efficiency & health
  • Discover some of the basic benefits reported of LEED housing



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Green Home Institute
Green Home Institute

The GreenHome Institute is a 501 c3 non profit with a mission to empower people to make healthier and more sustainable choices in the construction and renovation of the places we live. We have certified over 6,000 green homes and trained over 15,000 professionals in residential green building.


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