Towards an integrated process model and decision support system for high performance green retrofits

Pelin Gultekin, Chimay J. Anumba, Robert M. Leicht

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Abstract

There is widespread recognition of the importance of the built environment in tackling the current energy and sustainability challenges. It is well known that with existing buildings constituting more than 98% of the building stock, the greatest impact on reducing building energy consumption in the US will result from retrofitting existing buildings. These need to be based on radically improving their energy efficiency and overall performance. The aim of the project, on which this paper is based, is to develop an integrated process model and decision support system (DSS) that can provide proactive guidance to facility owners/managers in undertaking high performance green retrofits of existing buildings. This is being addressed through detailed case studies of a number of high performance green retrofit projects, the modeling of the retrofitting process, the identification of key decision criteria, and the development of an appropriate decision support system (DSS). The DSS will provide guidance on technical alternatives available at each decision point along the retrofitting process, including the link to associated energy performance outcomes and cost implications. The paper presents the approach being adopted in the development of a process model for energy efficient retrofits, and an intelligent DSS that enables informed choices to be made.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAEI 2013
Subtitle of host publicationBuilding Solutions for Architectural Engineering - Proceedings of the 2013 Architectural Engineering National Conference
Pages912-923
Number of pages12
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 15 2013
Event2013 Architectural Engineering National Conference: Building Solutions for Architectural Engineering, AEI 2013 - State College, PA, United States
Duration: Apr 3 2013Apr 5 2013

Publication series

NameAEI 2013: Building Solutions for Architectural Engineering - Proceedings of the 2013 Architectural Engineering National Conference

Other

Other2013 Architectural Engineering National Conference: Building Solutions for Architectural Engineering, AEI 2013
CountryUnited States
CityState College, PA
Period4/3/134/5/13

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Building and Construction
  • Architecture

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    Gultekin, P., Anumba, C. J., & Leicht, R. M. (2013). Towards an integrated process model and decision support system for high performance green retrofits. In AEI 2013: Building Solutions for Architectural Engineering - Proceedings of the 2013 Architectural Engineering National Conference (pp. 912-923). (AEI 2013: Building Solutions for Architectural Engineering - Proceedings of the 2013 Architectural Engineering National Conference). https://doi.org/10.1061/9780784412909.089