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Title: Optimization of an envelope retrofit strategy for an existing office building
Authors: Güçyeter, Başak
Günaydın, Hüsnü Murat
Keywords: Building envelope
Energy conservation measures
Energy performance simulation
Climate control
Publisher: Elsevier Ltd.
Source: Güçyeter, B. and Günaydın, H. M. (2012). Optimization of an envelope retrofit strategy for an existing office building. Energy and Buildings, 55, 647-659. doi:10.1016/j.enbuild.2012.09.031
Abstract: Energy-efficient retrofits include improvement of building envelope via insulation, employment of building integrated renewable energy technologies, and climate control strategies. Building envelope improvements with insulation is a common approach, yet decision-making plays an important role in determining the most appropriate envelope retrofit strategy. In this study, main objective is to evaluate and optimize envelope retrofit strategies through a calibrated simulation approach. Based on an energy performance audit and monitoring, an existing building is evaluated on performance levels and improvement potentials with basic energy conservation measures (ECMs). The existing building is monitored for a full year and monitoring data is used in calibrating the simulation model. In order to obtain a better-performing building envelope three retrofit strategies including several ECMs are proposed. Retrofit strategies are simulated through calibrated base-case model, and results are evaluated according to changes in indoor environmental parameters and annual energy consumption measures. The analysis of results indicated that pre-assessed strategies yield close results. Therefore, a more comprehensive evaluation based on different decisive criteria is used in optimization of the final retrofit strategy, with the intention to evaluate the effect of individual ECMs on annual end-use energy consumption and investment.
ISSN: 0378-7788
Appears in Collections:Architecture / Mimarlık
Scopus İndeksli Yayınlar Koleksiyonu / Scopus Indexed Publications Collection
WoS İndeksli Yayınlar Koleksiyonu / WoS Indexed Publications Collection

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