Optimal Ranking of Retrofit Options for Emissions Reduction in Non-Domestic Buildings-A Review

Ibn-Mohammed, Taofeeq and Greenough, Rick and Taylor, S and Ozawa-Meida, Leticia and Acquaye, Adolf (2012) Optimal Ranking of Retrofit Options for Emissions Reduction in Non-Domestic Buildings-A Review. In: CIBSE ASHRAE Technical Symposium, 18-19 Apr 2012, Imperial College, London UK. (Access to this publication is currently restricted. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

Abstract

Measures for reducing emissions in buildings, including renewable energy technologies, energy efficiency measures and inducements to change behaviour are widely available today. In practice, due to financial costs, project timelines and other constraints, their implementation is unlikely to be achieved in a single operation. There is therefore the need for a robust decision-making methodology with which optimal choices can be made regarding the prioritisation of the measures. Such a methodology will take into account multiple and sometimes competitive objectives such as energy consumption, financial costs, environmental impacts and the interactions of measures. This paper, written to support a poster, gives an overview of relevant literature in this field, a proposed research methodology and some thoughts on how measures of financial costs and both embodied and operational emissions can be combined into a robust way. This will allow ranking and sequencing of retrofit options to reduce emissions in non-domestic buildings in a cost-effective manner.

Item Type: Conference or workshop item (Paper)
Uncontrolled keywords: Building, Environment, Energy Efficiency, Economics, Optimisation
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > Kent Business School
Faculties > Social Sciences > Kent Business School > Centre for Logistics and Heuristic Organisation (CLHO)
Depositing User: Adolf Acquaye
Date Deposited: 13 Dec 2015 06:57 UTC
Last Modified: 07 Aug 2018 15:20 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/53236 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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