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Sustainable Retrofitting of Commercial Buildings
Earthscan from Routledge
Despite recent improvements in energy efficiency being made in new build, it is important that the existing commercial building sector also take action to meet emission reduction targets. The objectives and challenges of such action will reduce the risk of the sector becoming obsolete due to high energy use and poor environmental performance.
This book presents a theory-based, practice-support methodology to deal with sustainable retrofitting opportunities for existing commercial buildings in warm climates using bioclimatic design as the basis. The book has four main parts, focusing on eco-design and renovation, bioclimatic retrofitting, technological and behavioural change and case studies of retrofitting exemplars. In the first part, the context of climate change effects on design and renovation at the city scale is discussed. The second part looks at bioclimatic retrofitting as a 'design guide' for existing buildings, highlighting the significance of architectural design and engineering systems for energy performance. The technological and behavioural contexts of the existing building sector – policies, modelling, monitoring and trend analysis in respect to energy and environmental performance – are covered in part three. The final part gives some case studies showing the effectiveness of strategies suggested for effective environmental performance. This book is a must-have guide for all involved in the design and engineering of retrofitting projects in warm climates.
Part 1: Eco design and renovation
1.1 Introduction (Richard Hyde)
1.2 Strategies for design of our green built environment (Ken Yeang)
1.3 Eco design for retrofitting (Richard Hyde)
1.4 Summary (Richard Hyde)
Part 2: Bioclimatic Retrofitting
2.1 Introduction (Nathan Groenhout)
2.2 Design solution sets for bioclimatic retrofit (Upendra Rajapaksha)
2.3 An Evidenced-base Design (EbD) approach for selecting retrofitting strategies (Richard Hyde and Indrika Rajapaksha)
2.4 Performance improvements of retrofitting design solution sets (Indrika Rajapaksha)
2.5 The economic case for retrofitting using bioclimatic principlesm (Francis Barram)
2.5 Summary (Nathan Groenhout)
Part 3: Technological and Behaviour Change for Performance Improvements
3.1 Introduction (Richard Hyde)
3.2 Evaluation typologies of commercial architecture for retrofitting (Michelle Nurman)
3.3 Retrofitting comfort and indoor environmental quality (Christhina Candido)
3.4 Reviewing benchmarking systems for retrofitting (Richard Hyde)
3.5 Energy performance rating systems (David Leifer and Alan Obrart)
3.6 Performance modelling tools, (Lester Patridge)
3.7 Monitoring building performance (Craig Roussac)
3.8 A diagnostic toolkit for multi dimensional testing of built internal environments (Mark Luther)
3.9 Reducing embodied energy through retrofit (John Cole and Sattar Sattary)
3.10 A Checklist for reducing Peak Energy Loads in Buildings: A Staged Approach (Mark Luther)
3.11 Penalty-Reward-Pinch (PRP) design in commercial building sustainability (Edward Halawa)
3.12 Economic drivers for renovation (David Leifer)
3.13 A bioclimatic design approach for retrofitting commercial office buildings (Marci Webster-Mannsion)
3.14 Summary (Richard Hyde)
Part 4: Retrofitting Exemplars
4.1 Introduction (Francis Barram and Nathan Groenhout)
4.2 PMM building; passive systems improvement (Mark Thompson)
4.3 55 St Andrews Place; turning a sparrow into a peacock, (Camin McKabe)
4.4 Bioclimatic retrofitting of University buildings (Margaret Liu)
4.5 503 Collins Street (Bruce Precious)
4.6 Solar thermal retrofit (Brett Pollard)
4.7 Benefits and impacts of adjusting cooling set-points in Brisbane (Wendy Miller)
4.8 Low energy high-rise (Alexandra McKenna)
4.9 Refurbishment for carbon reduction and occupant comfort - insights from the post occupancy evaluation of three office buildings (Leena Thomas)
4.10 The Deakin University Waterfront Campus – Callista Offices a Case Study (Mark Luther)
4.11 Summary (Francis Barram and Nathan Groenhout)
Richard Hyde is Professor of Architectural Science at the University of Sydney. He is a registered architect who has been working in the field of sustainable architectural design and research for buildings. He is currently Head of the Architectural and Design Science discipline and Coordinator of the Sustainable Design program at the University of Sydney, Australia. Nathan Groenhout is a consultant providing ecologically sustainable design, thermal and energy modelling, and research and development in building innovation. In January 2002, he was a Visiting Research Scholar at the Institute of Fluid Science, Tohoku University, Japan.
Francis Barram is an electrical technologist and economist with extensive experience in the design of sustainable building services and power generation. He has served as a member of the National Steering Committee of the Technical Reference Group for the Greenhouse Rating Scheme and a consultant to the Australian Building Code’s Energy Efficiency Technical Advisory.
Ken Yeang is an architect and director in an international architecture and planning practice. He has been appointed to a number of positions at universities worldwide and has received international awards for architecture on the basis of his design research.