A cross-case analysis of decision making environments for deep retrofit projects

Pelin Gultekin, Chimay J. Anumba, Robert Michael Leicht

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Abstract

Retrofitting existing buildings has the greatest opportunity to reduce the energy consumption in the building market. Even though the opportunity lies in making these design decisions collaboratively, it is difficult to come up with "best project fit" with current techniques by considering all disciplines' priorities. Especially, deep retrofits that provide higher energy targets require integrated design approaches that include the perspectives and priorities of the various disciplines through collaborative decision making within the limits available budget. The aim of this project is to define the critical decisions - when, why, and how these decisions are made in contrast to other design options - by the decision makers in the team. Two deep retrofit case studies will be presented and will deliver integrated process maps and comparative analysis using different delivery methods. The maps and decision criteria are being used in the development of a Decision Support System (DSS) aimed at providing guidance to retrofit project teams by increasing the transparency of the decision making process and highlighting the energy efficiency implications of design alternatives.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationComputing in Civil Engineering - Proceedings of the 2013 ASCE International Workshop on Computing in Civil Engineering
Pages250-258
Number of pages9
StatePublished - Nov 15 2013
Event2013 ASCE International Workshop on Computing in Civil Engineering, IWCCE 2013 - Los Angeles, CA, United States
Duration: Jun 23 2013Jun 25 2013

Publication series

NameComputing in Civil Engineering - Proceedings of the 2013 ASCE International Workshop on Computing in Civil Engineering

Other

Other2013 ASCE International Workshop on Computing in Civil Engineering, IWCCE 2013
CountryUnited States
CityLos Angeles, CA
Period6/23/136/25/13

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Civil and Structural Engineering

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    Gultekin, P., Anumba, C. J., & Leicht, R. M. (2013). A cross-case analysis of decision making environments for deep retrofit projects. In Computing in Civil Engineering - Proceedings of the 2013 ASCE International Workshop on Computing in Civil Engineering (pp. 250-258). (Computing in Civil Engineering - Proceedings of the 2013 ASCE International Workshop on Computing in Civil Engineering).