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TitleOperative conditions evaluation for efficient building retrofit : a case study
Author(s)Silva, Sandra Monteiro
Silva, Pedro P.
Almeida, Manuela Guedes de
Bragança, L.
KeywordsBuildings’ refurbishment
Energy efficiency
Indoor air quality
Indoor environmental quality
Operative conditions
Thermal comfort
Issue date2013
PublisherSAGE
JournalIndoor and Built Environment
Abstract(s)The implementation of energy efficiency measures into the existing building stock is essential to meet the 2020 targets set by the EU Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) and reinforced with the "EPBD-recast". Thus, energy refurbishment of existing buildings is fundamental to achieve these goals. However, energy issues should not be the only concerns since the indoor environmental quality (IEQ) is also as important. When planning a building retrofit it is then necessary to consider the energy efficiency requirements as well as the IEQ. To do so, the main problems of the existing buildings should be identified. This work presents a study carried out in a large office building to identify the main pathologies related to the energy efficiency and to the IEQ. The main objective of this study was to characterize the actual situation of a building that represents a great number of the Portuguese office buildings in order to identify the principal problems that occurs in this type of buildings, to support the development of a refurbishment project of the building that can optimize both the energy efficiency and the relevant parameters to the IEQ and that are also solutions with potential to be used in other buildings.
TypeArticle
URIhttp://hdl.handle.net/1822/21190
DOI10.1177/1420326x12456542
ISSN1420-326X
Publisher versionhttp://ibe.sagepub.com
Peer-Reviewedyes
AccessOpen access
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