An integrative process for advanced energy retrofit projects

Sreelatha Chunduri, Sanghoon Lee, John I. Messner

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Abstract

Advanced Energy Retrofit (AER) projects can significantly reduce energy consumption of existing buildings, and studies have indicated that they can be more economic than constructing new buildings. Retrofit projects vary in complexity based on the building characteristics, building area, client requirements, project budget, payback period and energy savings targets. The lack of a transparent and streamlined integrative process makes it difficult for the participants to implement AER projects. To implement comprehensive AER projects (also known as Deep Retrofits) in an efficient manner, it is important to understand the process along with the information exchanged during the planning, design, construction and operation phases. This paper describes the development of an AER integrative delivery process model with a focus on the planning and design phases. The integrative process has been developed through a detailed literature review, and studying the project documents and procedures used to deliver an ongoing comprehensive AER project. It was validated by review in multiple industry workshops and through interview with industry and academic experts, including all the primary team members of a comprehensive AER case study. The process is undergoing additional validation through AER integrative workshops and a detailed case study analysis. The final integrative process includes activities focused upon specific building systems along with integrated processes and information exchanges which support the integrated workflow among team members. The identified important information exchanges outline a series of exchanges that support application interoperability for AER projects.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationComputing in Civil and Building Engineering - Proceedings of the 2014 International Conference on Computing in Civil and Building Engineering
EditorsR. Raymond Issa, Ian Flood
PublisherAmerican Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
Pages259-266
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9780784413616
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014
Event2014 International Conference on Computing in Civil and Building Engineering - Orlando, United States
Duration: Jun 23 2014Jun 25 2014

Publication series

NameComputing in Civil and Building Engineering - Proceedings of the 2014 International Conference on Computing in Civil and Building Engineering

Other

Other2014 International Conference on Computing in Civil and Building Engineering
CountryUnited States
CityOrlando
Period6/23/146/25/14

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Building and Construction

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Chunduri, S., Lee, S., & Messner, J. I. (2014). An integrative process for advanced energy retrofit projects. In R. R. Issa, & I. Flood (Eds.), Computing in Civil and Building Engineering - Proceedings of the 2014 International Conference on Computing in Civil and Building Engineering (pp. 259-266). (Computing in Civil and Building Engineering - Proceedings of the 2014 International Conference on Computing in Civil and Building Engineering). American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). https://doi.org/10.1061/9780784413616.033