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Energies 2017, 10(3), 324; doi:10.3390/en10030324

Development of Decision Support Process for Building Energy Conservation Measures and Economic Analysis

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Green Architecture Center, Korea Institute of Building Energy Technology, Seoul 06640, Korea
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Department of Architectural Engineering, Graduate School of Yeungnam University, Gyeongsan, Gyeongbuk 38541, Korea
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Department of Architecture, Ajou University, Gyeonggi 16499, Korea
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School of Architecture, Yeungnam University, Gyeongsan, Gyeongbuk 38541, Korea
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Academic Editor: Chi-Ming Lai
Received: 17 August 2016 / Accepted: 21 February 2017 / Published: 7 March 2017

Abstract

As policies for energy efficiency of buildings are being actively implemented, building energy performance improvement is urgently required. However, in Korea, information on measures and technologies for building energy efficiency is dispersed and concrete methods are not established, making it difficult to apply effective measures. Therefore, it is required to apply and evaluate energy efficiency measures through database construction integrating diverse information. In this study, the energy efficiency measures in the architectural sector that satisfy domestic legal standards are built. Because of the economic evaluation is necessary for the constructed alternatives, an economic efficiency database was established. The target building was set up, and energy efficiency measures were derived. In addition, a methodology that can induce energy efficient decision making of buildings was proposed, and the energy use evaluation and the economic analysis for each of the alternatives derived from applying the methodology to the target building were carried out. Furthermore, the optimal energy efficiency measures for the target building were suggested through the application of the decision-making process. View Full-Text
Keywords: energy conservation measure (ECM); economic analysis; decision making support process energy conservation measure (ECM); economic analysis; decision making support process
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Choi, B.-E.; Shin, J.-H.; Lee, J.-H.; Kim, S.-S.; Cho, Y.-H. Development of Decision Support Process for Building Energy Conservation Measures and Economic Analysis. Energies 2017, 10, 324.

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