Improving the Design of Energy-Efficient Building Retrofitting: Design Guidelines, Energy Simulations, and Selecting of Technologies

Mari Hukkalainen, Krzysztof Klobut, Tarja Mäkeläinen, Vanda Dimitriou, Dariusz Leszczyński

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter or book articleProfessional

    Abstract

    Practical guidelines are presented for improved process for design and retrofitting of energy-efficient buildings, with an aim to integrate buildings better with the neighbourhood energy system, among others through energy matching. The chapter describes the role of energy simulations in an integrated building retrofitting process and how to select technologies for the retrofitting toward nearly zero energy building level. Feasibility of performing a holistic analysis of retrofitting options can be increased through the integration of BIM, well populated, and linked databases and a multi-criteria decision-making approach.
    Multiple-criteria decision-making methods aid taking into account a number of building energy performance and user-preference-related criteria and the trade-offs between the different criteria for each retrofitting option. The real-life viewpoints and benefits of utilising the developed methods and processes are discussed, especially from the Eastern European view.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationDesign Solutions for nZEB Retrofit Buildings
    PublisherIGI Global
    Chapter7
    Pages165-185
    Number of pages21
    ISBN (Electronic)978-1-5225-4106-6
    ISBN (Print)978-1-5225-4105-9
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2018
    MoE publication typeD2 Article in professional manuals or guides or professional information systems or text book material

    Publication series

    SeriesAdvances in Civil and Industrial Engineering
    ISSN2326-6139

      Fingerprint

    Keywords

    • energy efficiency
    • Key Performance Indicators
    • BIM
    • retrofitting design
    • nZEB

    Cite this

    Hukkalainen, M., Klobut, K., Mäkeläinen, T., Dimitriou, V., & Leszczyński, D. (2018). Improving the Design of Energy-Efficient Building Retrofitting: Design Guidelines, Energy Simulations, and Selecting of Technologies. In Design Solutions for nZEB Retrofit Buildings (pp. 165-185). IGI Global. Advances in Civil and Industrial Engineering https://doi.org/10.4018/978-1-5225-4105-9.ch007