Designing energy efficiency retrofits for existing buildings will bring environmental, economic, social, and health benefits. However, selecting specific retrofit strategies is complex and requires careful planning. In this study, we describe a methodology for adopting Building Performance Simulation (BPS) tools as energy and environmentally conscious decision-making aids. The methodology has been developed to screen buildings for potential improvements and to support the development of retrofit strategies. We present a case study of a Danish renovation project, implementing BPS approaches to energy efficiency retrofits in social housing. To generate energy savings, we focus on optimizing the building envelope. We evaluate alternative building envelope actions using procedural solar radiation and daylight simulations. In addition, we identify the digital information flow and the information exchange structures for each simulation.
|Title of host publication||Proceedings of the 10th Nordic Symposium on Building Physics|
|Editors||Jesper Arfvidsson, Lars-Erik Harderup, Anders Kumlin, Bitte Rosencrantz|
|Number of pages||8|
|Publication status||Published - 2014|
|Event||10th Nordic Symposium on Building Physics - Lund, Sweden|
Duration: 15 Jun 2014 → 19 Jun 2014
Conference number: 10
|Conference||10th Nordic Symposium on Building Physics|
|Period||15/06/2014 → 19/06/2014|
- Energy efficiency
- Building performance simulation
- Information flow
Mondrup, T. F., Karlshøj, J., & Vestergaard, F. (2014). Building Performance Simulation tools for planning of energy efficiency retrofits. In J. Arfvidsson, L-E. Harderup, A. Kumlin, & B. Rosencrantz (Eds.), Proceedings of the 10th Nordic Symposium on Building Physics Lund University.