The purpose of this paper is to reflect upon potential analytical benefits of institutional theory in the study of building performance evaluation (BPE) practice. BPE studies have mostly been based on descriptive empirical insights with little conceptual underpinning on theoretical observation. Where theory has been drawn upon, it has tended to be largely based on socio-technical approaches, with focus mostly placed on the user or the client. Designers’ experience of BPE and a multilevel approach are mostly overlooked. The analysis draws upon mixed data, including documentary evidence, and focus on group session with experts in BPE, as well as use of theory in empirical settings. The findings from the study would enable initial development of potential institutional theory approach, that is, the study of BPE practice. There are also methodological implications into ways new conceptual approaches could be considered in their application across a range of fields.
Oliveira, S., & Baborska-Narożny, M. (2020). Considering institutional logics in building performance evaluation research. In L. C. Jain, A. Capozzoli, R. J. Howlett, & J. Littlewood (Eds.), Sustainability in Energy and Buildings, (701-710). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-32-9868-2_59