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Indoor Thermal Comfort Improvement through the Integrated BIM-Parametric Workflow-Based Sustainable Renovation of an Exemplary Apartment in Seoul, Korea

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Department of Architecture, College of Engineering, SungKyunKwan University, 2066 Seobu-ru Jangan-gu, Suwon-si 440-746, Korea
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Department of Building Physics, HafenCity University, Ueberseeallee 16, 20457 Hamburg, Germany
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Sustainability 2019, 11(14), 3950; https://doi.org/10.3390/su11143950
Received: 26 May 2019 / Revised: 8 July 2019 / Accepted: 13 July 2019 / Published: 20 July 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Sustainable Habitat)
Apartment buildings are the most common housing typology in South Korea. The mass construction of apartment neighborhoods during a period of rapid economic growth (1970–1997) involved the minimization of material use and quality, as well as industrialized construction processes. Accordingly, apartment buildings require essential renovation after only 20 years of operation. This study focuses on the improvement of thermal comfort for the renovation of an exemplary apartment building based on an integrated Building Information Modeling (BIM) and parametric software framework. The existing apartment was reconstructed with BIM software, and the virtual model was utilized for a parametric building energy simulation to calculate the thermal comfort condition of occupants during the entire year. The thermal comfort analysis results defined the criteria for the development of an enhanced building envelope system characterized by modular panels. The parametric energy simulation was executed for the renovated apartment condition with the enhanced envelope system, and the thermal comfort improvements were quantified by comparing the results for the apartment condition before and after renovation. This study aims to provide the tools and criteria for the comfort analysis of apartment occupants, as well as propose sustainable solutions for the improvement of thermal comfort in aged buildings with similar conditions, internal distribution, and construction components. View Full-Text
Keywords: thermal comfort analysis; sustainable building renovation; enhanced building envelope system; BIM-parametric refurbishment workflow thermal comfort analysis; sustainable building renovation; enhanced building envelope system; BIM-parametric refurbishment workflow
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Amoruso, F.M.; Dietrich, U.; Schuetze, T. Indoor Thermal Comfort Improvement through the Integrated BIM-Parametric Workflow-Based Sustainable Renovation of an Exemplary Apartment in Seoul, Korea. Sustainability 2019, 11, 3950. https://doi.org/10.3390/su11143950

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Amoruso FM, Dietrich U, Schuetze T. Indoor Thermal Comfort Improvement through the Integrated BIM-Parametric Workflow-Based Sustainable Renovation of an Exemplary Apartment in Seoul, Korea. Sustainability. 2019; 11(14):3950. https://doi.org/10.3390/su11143950

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Amoruso, Fabrizio M.; Dietrich, Udo; Schuetze, Thorsten. 2019. "Indoor Thermal Comfort Improvement through the Integrated BIM-Parametric Workflow-Based Sustainable Renovation of an Exemplary Apartment in Seoul, Korea" Sustainability 11, no. 14: 3950. https://doi.org/10.3390/su11143950

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