The Performance Nexus - A framework for improving energy efficiency in existing commercial buildings by considering a whole-of-building approach
Hargroves, Karlson, Hall, Samantha, Desha, Cheryl, Sparks, David, & Newman, Peter (2012) The Performance Nexus - A framework for improving energy efficiency in existing commercial buildings by considering a whole-of-building approach. In Healthy Buildings 2012, 10th International Conference, Official Conference of the International Society of Indoor Air Quality and Climate, 8-12 July 2012, Brsibane Exhibition and Convention Centre, Brisbane, QLD.
Efforts to reduce carbon emissions in the buildings sector have been focused on encouraging green design, construction and building operation; however, the business case is not very compelling if considering the energy cost savings alone. In recent years green building has been driven by a sense that it will improve the productivity of occupants,i something with much greater economic returns than energy savings. Reducing energy demand in green commercial buildings in a way that encourages greater productivity is not yet well understood as it involves a set of complex and interdependent factors. This paper outlines an investigation into these factors and focuses on better understanding the performance of and interaction between: design elements, internal environmental quality, occupant experience, tenant/leasing agreements, and building regulation and management. In doing so the paper presents a framework for improving energy efficiency in existing commercial buildings by considering a range of interconnected and synergistic elements.
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|Item Type:||Conference Paper|
|Keywords:||Commercial buildings, Energy performance, Occupant satisfaction, building management and operation, Tenant agreements, internal environmental quality|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > BUILDING (120200) > Building Science and Techniques (120202)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > URBAN AND REGIONAL PLANNING (120500) > Urban Design (120508)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > OTHER BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (129900) > Built Environment and Design not elsewhere classified (129999)
|Divisions:||Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty|
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2012 Please consult the authors|
|Deposited On:||15 Apr 2014 23:58|
|Last Modified:||23 Apr 2014 08:00|
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