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Low-Investment Energy Retrofit Framework for Small and Medium Office Buildings


Abstract Small and medium office buildings consume a significant parcel of the U.S. building stock energy consumption. Still, owners lack resources and experience to conduct detailed energy audits and retrofit analysis. We present an eight-steps framework for an energy retrofit assessment in small and medium office buildings. Through a bottom-up approach and a web-based retrofit toolkit tested on a case study in Arizona, this methodology was able to save about 50% of the total energy consumed by the case study building, depending on the adopted measures and invested capital. While the case study presented is a deep energy retrofit, the proposed framework is effective in guiding the decision-making process that precedes any energy retrofit, deep or l... (more)
Created Date 2016-05-20
Contributor Rios, Fernanda (ASU author) / Parrish, Kristen (ASU author) / Chong, Oswald (ASU author) / Ira A. Fulton School of Engineering / School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment / Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability
Series PROCEDIA ENGINEERING
Type Text
Extent 8 pages
Language English
Identifier DOI: 10.1016/j.proeng.2016.04.057 / ISSN: 1877-7058
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Citation Rios, F. C., Parrish, K., & Chong, W. K. (2016). Low-Investment Energy Retrofit Framework for Small and Medium Office Buildings. Procedia Engineering, 145, 172-179. doi:10.1016/j.proeng.2016.04.057
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