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A Methodological Framework for Sustainable Office Building Renovation Using Green Building Rating Systems and Cost-Benefit Analysis

Faculty of Civil Engineering, Transportation Engineering and Architecture, University of Maribor, 2000 Maribor, Slovenia
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Sustainability 2020, 12(15), 6156; https://doi.org/10.3390/su12156156
Received: 26 May 2020 / Revised: 26 July 2020 / Accepted: 27 July 2020 / Published: 30 July 2020
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Sustainable Consumption and Production)
Sustainable development is a priority for the future of our society. Sustainable development is of particular importance to the Architecture, Engineering, and Construction (AEC) industry, both for new buildings and for the renovation of existing buildings. Great potential for sustainable development lies in the renovation of existing office buildings. This paper introduces a new framework for identifying the best set of renovation strategies for existing office buildings. The framework applies selected green building rating system criteria and cost-effective sustainable renovation solutions based on cost-benefit analysis (CBA), and thus provides a novelty in decision-making support for the sustainable renovation of office buildings at an early-stage. The framework covers all necessary steps and activities including data collection, determination of the required level of renovation, selection of the green building rating system, identification of impact categories and criteria, and final evaluation and decision-making using CBA. The framework can be used in conjunction with different systems and according to different regional characteristics. The applicability of the addressing procedure is shown through a case study of a comprehensive renovation of an office building in the city of Maribor. View Full-Text
Keywords: sustainable construction; office buildings; building renovation; sustainable assessment; green building rating systems; BREEAM; cost-benefit analysis sustainable construction; office buildings; building renovation; sustainable assessment; green building rating systems; BREEAM; cost-benefit analysis
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Šuman, N.; Marinič, M.; Kuhta, M. A Methodological Framework for Sustainable Office Building Renovation Using Green Building Rating Systems and Cost-Benefit Analysis. Sustainability 2020, 12, 6156. https://doi.org/10.3390/su12156156

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Šuman N, Marinič M, Kuhta M. A Methodological Framework for Sustainable Office Building Renovation Using Green Building Rating Systems and Cost-Benefit Analysis. Sustainability. 2020; 12(15):6156. https://doi.org/10.3390/su12156156

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Šuman, Nataša, Mojca Marinič, and Milan Kuhta. 2020. "A Methodological Framework for Sustainable Office Building Renovation Using Green Building Rating Systems and Cost-Benefit Analysis" Sustainability 12, no. 15: 6156. https://doi.org/10.3390/su12156156

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