Building Energy Audits-Diagnosis and Retrofitting
Balaras, Constantinos A. (editor)
The book “Building Energy Audits-Diagnosis and Retrofitting” is a collection of twelve papers that focus on the built environment in order to systematically collect and analyze relevant data for the energy use profile of buildings and extended for the sustainability assessment of the built environment. The contributions address historic buildings, baselines for non-residential buildings from energy performance audits, and from in-situ measurements, monitoring, and analysis of data, and verification of energy saving and model calibration for various building types. The works report on how to diagnose existing problems and identify priorities, assess, and quantify the opportunities and measures that improve the overall building performance and the environmental quality and well-being of occupants in non-residential buildings and houses. Several case studies and lessons learned from the field are presented to help the readers identify, quantify, and prioritize effective energy conservation and efficiency measures. Finally, a new urban sustainability audit and rating method of the built environment addresses the complexities of the various issues involved, providing practical tools that can be adapted to match local priorities in order to diagnose and evaluate the current state and future scenarios towards meeting specific sustainable development goals and local priorities.
Keywordsfeature selection; prediction of energy consumption; electricity consumption; machine learning; non-residential buildings; sustainability; buildings; neighbourhoods; decision-making process; key performance indicators; KPIs; built environment; audit; assessment tools; brick 1; moisture 2; heat flow 3; energetic rehabilitation 4; non-destructive test 5; energy community (EC); renewable energy sources (RESs); citizen involvement; co-ownership in renewable energies; nonresidential buildings; baselines; EUI; energy use intensities; carbon emission intensities; EPCs; energy performance certificates; building energy simulation; school building; field measurements; validation; airing; windows and door opening; occupancy behaviour; energy efficiency measures; retrofitting; thermo-modernization; final energy; primary energy; energy consumption; home energy management system; human comfort factor; thermal comfort; visual comfort; demand response; energy performance; energy audits; school buildings; indoor climate; HeLLo; energy retrofit; non-destructive test; in situ; hygrothermal measurement; dynamic conditions; hygrothermal simulation; historic wall; daylight; lighting control; lighting; occupant preferences; occupant satisfaction; photosensor; post-occupancy evaluation; survey; single-family houses; embodied energy; operational energy; benchmarks; renovations; energy use intensity (EUI); embodied energy intensity (EEI); energy recovery time
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Publication date and placeBasel, Switzerland, 2021
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