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B3 Post Occupancy Evaluation Library

The SPOES process is aimed at demonstrating real outcomes from sustainable design guidelines. We ask occupants questions about their satisfaction with the IEQ categories regulated by the B3 Guidelines. Additional questions are included about their demographics, type of workspace, commuting behaviors, and physical activity. See About the Sustainable Post-Occupancy Evaluation Survey (SPOES) for a more detailed explanation.

Below is a list of all public Sustainable Post-Occupancy Evaluations (SPOES) for B3 Guidelines projects. This analysis of the results is intended to inform business and building owners, architects, interior designers, and facility managers about the satisfaction of occupants with B3 projects.

As the SPOES differ between different building types and some projects may have more than one building type, a single building may have SPOES for more than one category.

Offices and Training Centers

Anoka County Sheriffs Office; Report #1
Anoka County Sheriffs Office; Report #2
Cancer Cardiology Research Building, UMN
Center for Magnetic Resonance Research, UMN; Report #1
Center for Magnetic Resonance Research, UMN; Report #2
Folwell Hall, UMN; Report #1
Hanson Hall, UMN; Report #1
Hanson Hall, UMN; Report #2
Health-Sciences-Building, St. Cloud Technical and Community College; Report #1
Hennepin County Sheriffs Office 911 Emergency Communications Facility; Report #1
Hennepin Energy Recovery Center HERC Administration Building; Report #1
Hennepin Energy Recovery Center HERC Administration Building; Report #2
Hormel-Institute
Integrated Science and Engineering Laboratory Facility St. Cloud Technical and Community College; Report #1
Livingston Lord Library, Minnesota State University, MNSCU
Minnesota Senate Building
National Guard Armory-Cedar Creek; Report #1
Normandale Academic Partnership Center, MnSCU; Report #1
Normandale Academic Partnership Center, MnSCU; Report #2
North Hennepin Community College Bioscience & Health Career Center
Recreation and Wellness Center Expansion, UMN
Ridgewater College Student Center; Report #1
Saint Anthony Falls Laboratory (SAFL); Report #1
Science Teaching Student Services Building, UMN; Report #1
Science Teaching Student Services Building, UMN; Report #2
Shantz Hall, UMN; Report #1
South Central College, Faribault
Wallin Medical Biosciences Building, UMN; Report #1
Wallin Medical Biosciences Building, UMN; Report #2
Washburn Center for Children; Report #1
Workforce Center Colocation, Rochester Community and Technical College

Classrooms and Laboratories

East Campus Classroom Building, Century College; Report #1
Folwell Hall, UMN; Report #1
Hanson Hall, UMN; Report #1
Hanson Hall, UMN; Report #2
Health Sciences Building, St. Cloud Technical and Community College; Report #1
Liberal Arts Building, Itasca Community College
Metropolitan State University Science Education Center
Normandale Academic Partnership Center, MnSCU; Report #1
Normandale Academic Partnership Center, MnSCU; Report #2
Ridgewater College Agriculture and Veterinary Sciences; Report #1
Science Teaching Student Services Building, UMN; Report #1
Science Teaching Student Services Building, UMN; Report #2
South Central College, Faribault

Residence Halls

17th Avenue Residence Hall, UMN; Report #1
Green Prairie Community Residence Hall, UMN-Morris; Report #1
Heritage Hall, UMN-Crookston; Report #1

B3 Buildings use the SPOES

This online survey takes occupants approximately 10 minutes to complete. It has been developed to:

  • Meet B3 Guidelines requirement (FREE administration and analysis for B3 buildings)
  • Examine occupants’ satisfaction with the IEQ criteria in their physical environments
  • Generate an IEQ Score of occupants’ satisfaction
  • Measure “vital signs” of the building’s IEQ based on occupants’ perceptions
  • Direct attention to areas of success or those needing improvement
  • Compare IEQ of building to benchmarks

The SPOES is required and is free to B3 buildings. It is also available for non-B3 buildings for a fee (see Fee Schedule). It is administered and analyzed by B3 staff.

B3 Buildings can add IEQ Modules for Additional Analysis

Are you interested in additional information on your building’s indoor environmental quality?
B3 staff members have developed several modules that supplement the SPOES. These modules can be used to assess occupant satisfaction with specific topics such as ergonomics, lighting, or privacy. Additionally, they can be used to evaluate occupants’ perception of their performance/productivity as it relates to the IEQ of the building. Take a look at the modules we’ve developed to collect and analyze specific data on each criteria. Each module can be administered in conjunction with the SPOES and will require 5-10 minutes of occupants’ time. Modules can be added for a fee (see Fee Schedule).

  • Performance Module: Occupants’ performance related to primary workspace for 15 IEQ categories and attributes for lighting, acoustics, and thermal conditions.
  • Health Module: Overall health related to primary workspace for 15 IEQ categories and attributes for lighting, acoustics, and thermal conditions.
  • Ergonomics Module(s): Separate modules for satisfaction, performance, and health as related to occupants’ primary workspace.
  • Privacy Module(s): Separate modules for satisfaction, performance, and health as related to acoustic and visual privacy.
  • Alternative Workspace Module(s): Separate modules for satisfaction, performance, and health as related to IEQ of alternative workspaces.

The B3 team can also conduct a Pre-Occupancy Evaluation (PreOE) of your building to assist with benchmarking, programming, or problem identification (see Fee Schedule).