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

Sustainable refurbishment: quantifying the impact of façade changes in multi-storey, multi-occupancy buildings
Sustainable refurbishment: quantifying the impact of façade changes in multi-storey, multi-occupancy buildings
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 maintenance 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 façade 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. ‘Decision making’ analytical network process and parametric building analysis tools are described and their potential impact on the building refurbishment process evaluated.
0080450563
Elsevier Science
Bahaj, A.S.
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James, P.A.B.
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Jentsch, M.F.
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Bahaj, A.S., James, P.A.B. and Jentsch, M.F. (2006) Sustainable refurbishment: quantifying the impact of façade changes in multi-storey, multi-occupancy buildings. In World Renewable Energy Congress 2006. Elsevier Science..

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Abstract

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 maintenance 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 façade 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. ‘Decision making’ analytical network process and parametric building analysis tools are described 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), Florence, Italy, 2006-08-19 - 2006-08-25

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Local EPrints ID: 53450
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/53450
ISBN: 0080450563
PURE UUID: a2ab476c-522d-4647-9e77-7b6932c194ed
ORCID for A.S. Bahaj: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-0043-6045

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Date deposited: 28 Jul 2008
Last modified: 14 Mar 2019 01:57

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