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Plan for the Sustainability of Public Buildings through the Energy Efficiency Certification System: Case Study of Public Sports Facilities, Korea

Architecture & Urban Research Institute, Sejong-si 30116, Korea
Academic Editors: Chyi Lin Lee, Samad M. E. Sepasgozar and Lan Ding
Buildings 2021, 11(12), 589; https://doi.org/10.3390/buildings11120589
Received: 4 October 2021 / Revised: 24 November 2021 / Accepted: 24 November 2021 / Published: 26 November 2021
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Sustainable Buildings in the Built Environment)
This study examines strategies for energy efficiency in public buildings in Korea and the implementation of certification systems. It also identifies the actual plan status and discusses improvements at the institutional level. The target is the national sports centers, where the discussion on energy efficiency has been assiduous, as they have recently expanded regionally in Korea. Among the 541 national sports centers in Korea, 90 facilities for which a preliminary review was performed on the plan by the National Public Building Center were analyzed. The energy efficiency plan is realized through Building Energy Efficiency, Zero Energy Building, and Green Standard for Energy and Environmental Design certifications. As a result of analyzing the plan status, omissions or errors in certification were confirmed in about 10% of each, even though more than 80% of the facilities were subject to mandatory application. In Korea’s condition, to revitalize the practice of the system, it is necessary to expand the government’s publicity and support initiatives, use differential application of evaluation items, and strengthen incentives. This study provides meaningful results and suggestions for implementing an energy efficiency system at the national level under similar conditions in the future. View Full-Text
Keywords: public building; public sports facility; energy efficiency certification; Building Energy Efficiency; Zero Energy Building; Green Standard for Energy and Environmental Design public building; public sports facility; energy efficiency certification; Building Energy Efficiency; Zero Energy Building; Green Standard for Energy and Environmental Design
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Baek, S.G. Plan for the Sustainability of Public Buildings through the Energy Efficiency Certification System: Case Study of Public Sports Facilities, Korea. Buildings 2021, 11, 589. https://doi.org/10.3390/buildings11120589

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