Energy Retrofit of School Buildings
The building industry contributes to greenhouse gas emissions (30%), energy consumption (40%), and waste (32%) worldwide. Given the scope of school buildings in New Zealand, energy retrofitting can significantly reduce energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions. However, decisions regarding school building energy retrofitting are not straightforward, as they often involve multiple conflicting objectives (e.g., environmental vs economic objectives). Thus, the objectives of the research are to (1) investigate the relationship between lifecycle cost (LCC), total energy consumption, lifecycle assessment (LCA), and the thermal comfort of school buildings and (2) identify the optimal energy retrofit packages for school buildings, based on the trade-off among different performance indicators.
Outputs coming soon.