Methodology for Evaluating Innovative Technologies for Low-Energy Retrofitting of Public Buildings

Ahmed, Abdullahi and Mateo-Garcia, Monica and McGough, Danny and Gaterell, Mark (2017) Methodology for Evaluating Innovative Technologies for Low-Energy Retrofitting of Public Buildings. Energy Procedia, 112. pp. 166-175. ISSN 1876-6102

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There is urgency to transform Europe into a low-carbon economy to reduce the risk of climate change and achieve sustainable energy security. One of the most cost-effective measures to meet energy reduction targets, as clearly specified in the “European Economic Recovery Plan”, is to address performance of existing building stock. Buildings account for about 40% of the EUenergy consumption and one third of the GHG emissions. In particular, the state of the European building stock contains a high improvement potential. REtrofitting Solutions and Services for the enhancement of Energy Efficiency in Public Edification (RESSEEPE) is an EU funded project that focuses on the refurbishment of existing public buildings in three European cities: Coventry (UK), Barcelona (SP) and Skelleftea (SW). The aim of the project is to bring together design and decision making tools and innovative building fabric manufacturers to collaborate and improve building performance through low impact retrofitting interventions to achieve energy reduction in the region of 50%. The aim of this paper is to evaluate the process of low-energy retrofit and the selection and evaluation of low-energy technologies for retrofit. Specifically the paper looks at the decision making procedure to select advanced building technologies for high energy performance retrofitting, using Coventry University estates as a case study. The paper reviews innovative technologies and using analytical methods investigates the benefits of these potential technologies as applied to existing case study buildings within Coventry University. The interconnectivity of these buildings within the urban environment within which they sit is also evaluated.

Item Type: Article
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Date: 30 March 2017
Uncontrolled Keywords: Low Energy RetrofittingBuilding Performance ModellingAdvanced TechnologyBuilding EnvelopePerformance Monitoring
Subjects: K100 Architecture
K200 Building
K400 Planning (Urban, Rural and Regional)
K900 Others in Architecture, Building and Planning
Divisions: Faculty of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment
Faculty of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment > School of Engineering and the Built Environment
REF UoA Output Collections > REF2021 UoA13: Architecture, Built Environment and Planning
Depositing User: Euan Scott
Date Deposited: 14 Jan 2019 09:59
Last Modified: 09 Oct 2020 15:26

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