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Retrofitting for ventilation, infiltration and comfort

Luther, Mark B. 2009, Retrofitting for ventilation, infiltration and comfort, in AIRAH 2009 : Pre-loved Buildings conference, [AIRAH], [Melbourne, Vic.], pp. 1-9.

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Title Retrofitting for ventilation, infiltration and comfort
Author(s) Luther, Mark B.
Conference name Australian Institute of Refrigeration, Airconditioning and Heating ; Pre-loved Buildings conference (4th : 2009 : Melbourne, Australia)
Conference location Telstra Conference Centre, Melbourne
Conference dates 19 - 20 November 2009
Title of proceedings AIRAH 2009 : Pre-loved Buildings conference
Editor(s) [Unknown]
Publication date 2009
Conference series Australian Institute of Refrigeration, Air Conditioning and Heating, Pre-loved Buildings Conference
Start page 1
End page 9
Total pages 9
Publisher [AIRAH]
Place of publication [Melbourne, Vic.]
Keyword(s) evidence-based testing
ventilation systems
building weatherisation
Summary Legislation is demanding that our existing building stock be improved to a minimum of 4.0 Star AGBRS (Aust. Green Building Rating Scheme) energy standards. In the 'Green Building Fund' scheme for office buildings and other government incentives, retrofitting our existing building stock makes plain good sense. However, many of the stakeholders (owners, facilities managers, occupants) do not know where to begin to invest, for making these savings. This paperdemonstrates through two case studies, in government related  office buildihgs,how real energy savings were approached and obtained. It illustrates a process whereby preliminary and pretesting results lead to solutions of building ventilation, infiltration and comfort improvement. Furthermore, it discusses how post building performance testing results verified improvement as well as provided inputs to energy simulation, indicating where further invested improvements could be made.
One case study illustrates how the weatherisation of a building prevented a 1.5 million dollar retrofitting spending, costing the client less than one-tenth of the initial retrofitting cost. Another example demonstrates how over-engineering and incorrect ventilation concepts can cost the client up to 70% of their energy bill. Both papers involve real evidence-based pre and post measurement results in existing occupied buildings.
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Language eng
Field of Research 120202 Building Science and Techniques
Socio Economic Objective 870299 Construction Design not elsewhere classified
HERDC Research category E1 Full written paper - refereed
Copyright notice ©2009, The Australian Institute of Refrigeration, Airconditioning and Heating
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30024753

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