Retrofitting a university building: Apply two building energy performance analysis tools assist sustainable implementation strategies for Watt Hall Conference

cited authors

  • Lin, SH; Spiegelhalter, T; Schiler, M

fiu authors

abstract

  • In order to retrofit Watt Hall and lower its energy consumption, this study employs both eQUEST and ECOTECT to simulate the energy performance of Watt Hall and varying design strategies. The main work of this study contains as-built data collection, generating a building information model, establishing energy consumption models, measuring and monitoring the indoor environmental comfort performance, and research on energy consumption profiles, and post-occupancy profiles. This study will not only reveal Watt Hall's current energy performance but also set the baseline and propose feasible energy consumption improvement strategies. The effectiveness of these strategies will then be demonstrated through computer modeling, the most effective approaches can then be proposed and implemented.

publication date

  • December 1, 2008

start page

  • 4844

end page

  • 4851

volume

  • 7