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Sustainable refurbishment: quantifying the impact of facade changes in multi-storey, multi-occupancy buildings

Bahaj, A.S., James, P.A.B. and Jentsch, M.F. (2006) Sustainable refurbishment: quantifying the impact of facade changes in multi-storey, multi-occupancy buildings In World Renewable Energy Congress 2006. Elsevier Science..

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Building refurbishment is key to reducing the carbon footprint and improving comfort in the built environment. However, quantifying the real benefit of a facade change, which can bring advantages to owners (value), occupants (comfort) and the society (sustainability), is not a simple task. At a building physics level, the changes in kWh per m2 of heating / cooling load can be readily quantified. However, there are many subtle layers of operation and mainte-nance below these headline figures which determine how sustainable a building is in reality, such as for example quality of life factors. This paper considers the range of approaches taken by a fa?e refurbishment consortium to assess refurbishment solutions for multi-storey, multi-occupancy buildings and how to critically evaluate them. Each of the applied tools spans one or more of the three building parameters of people, product and process. ‘De-cision making’ analytical network process and parametric building analysis tools are de-scribed and their potential impact on the building refurbishment process evaluated.

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Published date: 6 August 2006
Venue - Dates: World Renewable Energy Congress (WREC-IX), 2006-08-19 - 2006-08-25


Local EPrints ID: 53450
ISBN: 0080450563
PURE UUID: a2ab476c-522d-4647-9e77-7b6932c194ed
ORCID for A.S. Bahaj: ORCID iD

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Date deposited: 28 Jul 2008
Last modified: 17 Jul 2017 14:38

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