Energy efficient office refurbishment
"... fills a need for the Building Engineer who needs to know current thinking on the subject, and to this end the book succeeds ... useful reading to students and practitioners alike.." -- BUILDING ENGINEER "... a valuable contribution to the arsenal of guidance on commercial buildings" -- SEDA NEWSLETTER Little has been published on the subject of energy-efficient refurbishment of offices despite the growing need to refurbish older office building stock throughout Europe, and the global requirement to conserve energy. The book suggests the most energy-efficient and environmentally friendly way to refurbish offices using examples of real buildings and designs wherever possible. Each case study includes a building description, the retrofitting strategy, passive and low energy technologies used, energy assessment, comfort and environment assessment, financial assessment, client and market assessment, and conclusion. This practical design manual will be invaluable for architects and engineers specializing in the refurbishment of commercial buildings. Sections on: * office buildings in Europe * passive retrofitting strategies and technologies * climatic variations and the relevance of technologies * design standards * design tools * the ranking and/or rating methodology * 10 case studies Research published in this book was originally carried out as part of the OFFICE project, funded by the JOULE program of the European Commission.
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OFFICE BUILDINGS IN EUROPE
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air flow rate Apr May Jun artificial lighting atria atrium Aug Sep Oct boiler building envelope ceiling fans consumption for heating cooling load cooling system Cost per unit Danfoss daylight compensation system District heating ECU Cost ECU Payback period ECU/kWh Financial gain effect of Scenario efficient electricity consumption energy consumption kWh equipment Estimated energy savings evaporative cooling facade Feb Mar Apr glazing heat recovery heating system hot water Hours of operation indoor air quality insulation Jan Feb Mar Jul Aug Sep luminaires measures mechanical ventilation mineral wool Monthly total energy natural ventilation night ventilation Nov Dec Baseline Oct Nov Dec office buildings passive cooling techniques passive solar reduce refurbishment replacement Required capital cost Sep Oct Nov Set-point temperature shading devices Simple payback solar shading space heating summer thermal comfort thermal mass total energy consumption Total values Estimated unit of energy values Estimated energy ventilation rate ventilation system