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Achieving Sustainable Buildings via Energy Efficiency Retrofit: Case Study of a Hotel Building

  • Muhsin Kılıç
  • Ayşe Fidan Altun
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Civil Engineering book series (LNCE, volume 7)

Abstract

Recent studies show that demand for green buildings with minimal environmental impact is increasing. Among the buildings in anywhere, existing buildings consume more energy than new ones. Because of that, building energy efficiency retrofit plays a very important role for achieving sustainable building targets. In addition to creating possibilities to reduce energy consumption, retrofitting also improves occupants’ health and comfort. Tourism sector is one of the largest energy consuming sectors in the world. However conducted energy retrofit studies mainly focused on domestic buildings so far. The focus of this paper is to make a literature review of energy efficiency retrofits and present an approach to find the most appropriate, energy efficient and cost effective way renovate a hotel building. In this paper, a hotel building is energy efficiently retrofitted according to the TSE Green Building Certificate standards. Results from the analysis ensure that energy efficiency retrofit, helped to reduce energy consumption of the building and decreased in operational costs and CO2 emissions.

Keywords

Green buildings Sustainable design Energy efficiency retrofit 

Nomenclature

BREEAM

Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method

CASBEE

Comprehensive Assessment System for Built Environment Efficiency

DGNB

German Suitable Building Council

HVAC

Heating, Ventilating, and Air Conditioning

LEED

Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design

TOE

Tonne of Oil Equivalent

TSE

Turkish Standards Institution

PW

Net Present Worth

n

Service life (years)

i

Interest rate

A

Annual expenditure

Co

Initial investment

RP

Repayment period

R1, R2, Rn

Cash flow (annual cost savings)

R

Annual energy cost savings

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Mechanical Engineering Department, Engineering FacultyUludag UniversityBursaTurkey

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