Sustainable refurbishment in building technology
2012 (English)In: Smart and Sustainable Built Environment, ISSN 2046-6099, Vol. 1, no 3, 241-252 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Purpose – The aim of this review article is to identify a number of key research efforts related to decision making tools in building refurbishment projects and selected energy efficiency efforts in the built environment. Following these findings a proposed research area with focus on energy in the building environment will be suggested for further investigation.
Design/methodology/approach – Through a multilateral review study, a number of major research efforts in sustainable refurbishment are highlighted. The necessity of directing future research towards energy conservation is illustrated for a specific approach to developing the built environment.
Findings – The findings of this article identify high performance thermal insulation solutions as one of the promising approaches to significant energy consumption reductions in buildings.
Research limitations/implications – This review study is solely limited to the revisited research directions.
Originality/value – This study successfully identifies a number of decision making tools related to building refurbishment and an initial research path in favor of building energy consumption reductions.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Emerald Group Publishing Limited , 2012. Vol. 1, no 3, 241-252 p.
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-102474DOI: 10.1108/20466091211287128OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-102474DiVA: diva2:553040
QC 201403272012-09-172012-09-172014-01-27Bibliographically approved