A South African Experience of Building Energy Retrofit Project Challenges and Solutions

  • Chikezirim Okorafor
  • Fidelis EmuzeEmail author
  • Dillip Kumar Das
Conference paper


Delivering building energy retrofit project will bring about economic gains, while enhancing social well-being and engendering sustainable development. However, building energy retrofit projects encompass additional considerations and requirements in terms of process, material, expertise, and technology. All these factors constitute complexities in the delivery of the project. In addressing this problem, the paper presents how stakeholders understand implementation challenges in the delivering of projects amongst South African service providers. The case-based study highlighted the challenges, and solution concerning the methodologies that are appropriate in ameliorating the situations.


Building Challenges Energy Retrofit 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Chikezirim Okorafor
    • 1
  • Fidelis Emuze
    • 2
    Email author
  • Dillip Kumar Das
    • 3
  1. 1.Unit for Lean Construction and SustainabilityCentral University of Technology Free StateBloemfonteinSouth Africa
  2. 2.Department of Built EnvironmentCentral University of Technology Free StateBloemfonteinSouth Africa
  3. 3.Department of Civil Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Information TechnologyCentral University of Technology Free StateBloemfonteinSouth Africa

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