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      DEFINING AND DEVELOPING AN ENERGY RETROFITTING APPROACH

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          This paper identifies the dilemma faced by the stakeholders of existing buildings in regards to a decision making process for energy retrofitting. This paper also identifies the missing stage viewed as the “integrity audit “which can lead to substantial savings in the area of building operation. The methodology is centered on identifying energy waste first, reducing the overall peak electrical demand and then retrofitting for energy-efficiency. A proposed “integrity audit” leads to the classification of three main energy culprits: the identification of waste, missed opportunities, and rescheduling the operation of equipment use. A case study indicating the financial advantages of applying this methodology for a commercial building are presented. The energy retrofitting strategy is divided into two main categories, namely building control improvements and building component implementation. The payback periods are often within months if not immediate.

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                Journal
                jgrb
                College Publishing
                Journal of Green Building
                College Publishing
                1552-6100
                1943-4618
                1943-4618
                Summer 2014
                : 9
                : 3
                : 151-162
                Author notes

                1School of Architecture and Building, 1 Gherignhap Street, Deakin University, Australia, luther@ 123456deakin.edu.au , 0437 005 918 mb

                Article
                jgb.9.3.151
                10.3992/1943-4618-9.3.151
                ©2014 by College Publishing. All rights reserved.
                Page count
                Pages: 12
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                RESEARCH ARTICLES

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