Energy-efficient retrofitting of multi-storey residential buildings

Sing, Michael CP, Chan, Venus WC, Lai, Joseph HK and Matthews, Jane 2021, Energy-efficient retrofitting of multi-storey residential buildings, Facilities, pp. 1-15, doi: 10.1108/F-08-2020-0094.

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Title Energy-efficient retrofitting of multi-storey residential buildings
Author(s) Sing, Michael CP
Chan, Venus WC
Lai, Joseph HK
Matthews, JaneORCID iD for Matthews, Jane orcid.org/0000-0003-3367-9278
Journal name Facilities
Start page 1
End page 15
Total pages 15
Publisher Emerald Publishing Group
Place of publication Bingley, Eng.
Publication date 2021-01-01
ISSN 0263-2772
1758-7131
Keyword(s) Aged building
Building maintenance
Business & Economics
Cardamom e-auction
Co integration
Day of the week effect
Energy modeling
Energy saving
Forward market
Management
Market efficiency
Price discovery
Retrofit
Social Sciences
Sustainable buildings
Summary Purpose Sustainable retrofitting of aged buildings plays a significant role in reducing energy demands and greenhouse gas emissions. This study aims to assess the performance and effectiveness of energy retrofit measures (ERMs) for an archetype of aged multi-storey residential buildings. Design/methodology/approach The methodology consists of three parts, namely, a desktop study including the selection of a case-study building and identification of ERM options for the building; development of a computer model to simulate the building’s energy use in the baseline scenario and different scenarios of ERMs; and evaluation of the ERMs based on energy-saving rate. Findings Among the 13 ERMs tested, lighting-related ERMs were found to be optimal measures while window fin is the least suitable option in terms of energy saving. Based on the research findings, a two-level retrofitting framework was developed for aged multi-storey buildings. Research limitations/implications Future studies may take a similar approach of this study to develop retrofitting frameworks for other types of buildings, and further research paper can be extended to study retrofitting for buildings in a district or a region. Practical implications The findings of this study can serve as a reference for building owners to select effective ERMs for aged multi-storey buildings, which invariably exist in developed cities. Originality/value This study presents a pioneering work where an energy model and a building archetype were used to analyze the energy savings of a variety of ERMs that are applicable to aged multi-storey buildings.
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Language eng
DOI 10.1108/F-08-2020-0094
Indigenous content off
Field of Research 1202 Building
1503 Business and Management
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30152443

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