Decision on the best retrofit scenario to maximize energy efficiency in a building

Rui Neves-silva, DEE Group Author

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Building owners, or investors, and facility managers, or building technical consultants, have the difficult task of maintaining an infrastructure by selecting the most adequate investments. Nowadays, this maintenance means in most countries to update a building to current regulations regarding energy efficiency. The decision to retrofit a building involves several actors and a diverse set of criteria, covering technical, economical, social and financial aspects. This paper presents a novel approach to support investors and technical consultants in selecting the most appropriate energy-efficient retrofit scenario for a building. The proposed approach uses the actual energy consumption of the building to predict energy profiles of introducing new control strategies to increase energy efficiency. Additionally, the approach uses the Analytic Hierarchy Process combined with benefits, opportunities, costs and risks and a sensitivity analysis to support actors in selecting the best scenario to invest.
Original languageUnknown
Title of host publicationSmart Innovation, Systems and Technologies
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-642-22194-1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2011
Event3rd International Symposium on Intelligent Decision Technologies -
Duration: 1 Jan 2011 → …


Conference3rd International Symposium on Intelligent Decision Technologies
Period1/01/11 → …

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