The paper is about a progranree of post occupancy evaluation (POE). The programme is being operated in New Zealand by the Building and Property Division (BPD) of the Ministry of Works and Development (MWD) and its client departments. It was developed through a research contract let by the MWD to the School of Architecture, Victoria University of Wellington (VOW). How the programme was developed is reported elsewhere (Daish et al, Dec 1983).