Retrofits to improve energy efficiency in the tertiary education sector – An investigation of current practice and implications

    Liu, Margaret
    Buildings and energy


ABSTRACT: Addressing energy efficiency in the existing building stock has been acknowledged as one of the most critical yet challenging aspects of reducing our environmental footprint on the ecosystem. This paper presents two case studies of current best practice in energy efficiency retrofit in the tertiary education sector. The analysis of energy performance encompasses that of the immediate retrofit as well as the wider campus. The results suggest that although energy performance appears to have been improved, there is considerable scope for further improvement given the complex variables.

The findings also suggest that there may be significant benefits in establishing a retrofit standard or directive to improve energy efficiency in existing building for the construction industry at large.

Conference theme: Buildings and Energy

Keywords: energy, retrofit, existing buildings, efficiency

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