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Identifying Deterrents to Greening Existing Buildings

  • Devendra Pratap SinghEmail author
  • Ekta Singh
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Part of the Lecture Notes in Civil Engineering book series (LNCE, volume 36)

Abstract

Green retrofitting of existing building stocks is inevitable as governments across the world are striving to formulate and implement relevant policy measures to achieve the sustainability goals. Green retrofitting or simply greening existing buildings is a very novel concept to reduce the impact of the existing building stock on the ecosystem through energy retrofits and technologies that in turn improve and enhance the overall energy efficiency of buildings, therefore reducing its carbon footprint. In this paper, various policies and processes of green retrofitting systems are investigated. The paper relies on qualitative techniques to capture the perception of different stakeholders to gain better understanding on the barriers and deterrents to greening existing building stocks. A framework of six indicators is derived based on the existing case studies to analyse the different components of Green retrofitting process. The subject of green retrofit and its practice is an under-researched area, mainly in Indian context. The paper attempts to bridge this gap, and the strength of the paper lies in the empirical nature of its investigation.

Keywords

Energy efficiency Green retrofitting Barriers Office building India 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Amity UniversityNoidaIndia

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