Energy-efficient Office Refurbishment

Energy-efficient Office Refurbishment

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Little has been published on the subject of energy-efficient refurbishment of offices, despite the growing need to refurbish older office building stock throughout Europe, and the global requirement to conserve energy. The book suggests the most energy efficient and environmentally friendly way to refurbish offices using examples of real buildings and designs wherever possible. Each case study includes a building description, the retrofitting strategy, passive and low energy technologies used, energy assessment, comfort and environment assessment, financial assessment, client and market assessment, and conclusion. This practical design manual will be invaluable for architects and engineers specialising in the refurbishment of commercial buildings.DAYLIGHTINGAND EFFICIENT LUMINAIRES Electricity for lighting is a major use of energy, in the energy required to operate ... or equal to the design temperature for the office building, ventilation can be used as a means to remove excessive heat gains ... long as they do not absorb solar heat from outside, as the time lag may mean that the heat is transmitted to the inside many hours after the sun sets.

Title:Energy-efficient Office Refurbishment
Author:Simon Burton
Publisher:Routledge - 2013-10-18


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