Total views : 129
Green Building and Environment Sustainability: A Retrofit of Chemical Engineering Pilot Plant Building Universiti Teknologi Malaysia [UTM]
Objectives: To assessing an existing building for retrofitting towards improving its environmental performance and energy efficiency. Methods/Statistical Analysis: A walkthrough assessment and evaluation of a Chemical Engineering Pilot Plant Building facility in University Technology Malaysia, was carried out. In addition, an interview session with the building facility manager was conducted alongside the building evaluation. Findings: The building fall short of the standards required for green and energy efficient building rating. However, retrofitting could be possible towards improving its environmental performance. Applications/Improvement: The result of a possible retrofit of the Chemical Engineering Pilot Plant Building facility using solar PV panels would provide about 41% savings in the building’s annual energy consumption.
Energy Efficiency, Green Building, Performance, Retrofitting, Sustainability.
- Building and Construction Authority (BCA). Existing building retrofitting. Cent Sustain Build Constr. 2010. 2015.Available from: https://www.bca.gov.sg/GreenMark/others/ existingbldgretrofit.pdf
- Dhamabutra N, Phromsorn V, Pansakul K. Green architecture movement in AEC: The Rethink. RJSH. 2014;1(2):55–67.
- Speech Archive: Office of the Prime Minister Putrajaya, Malaysia. 2009, 2015. Available from: http://www.pmo.gov.my/home.php?menu=speech&page=1908&news_ id=183&speech_cat=2
- Leung E, Mar P. Energy efficiency in buildings in Asia: Realising the untapped opportunity. World Energy Outlook; 2015. p. 1–21.
- Jacquemin T. Report on the Green development of Malaysia with a focus on the building sector. Kuala Lumpur; 2012.
- Malaysia Productivity Corporation (MPC). Sustainable development initiatives in Malaysia; 2010.
- Bux SR, Othman N. Sustainable development initiatives in Malaysia Ii: An insight on and green buildings. 2014.Available from: http://www.mpc.gov.my/mpc/images/file/ energycommission.pdf
- Shen H, Tzempelikos A. Evaluation of shading retrofitting strategies for energy savings in office buildings. Cleantech for Smart Cities and Buildings from Nano to Urban Scale.CISBAT 2013 International Conference Proceedings.Lausanne, Switzerland: EPFL; 2013.
- Lam JC, Tsang C, Li DHW, Cheng S. Residential building envelope heat gain and cooling energy requirements.Energy. 2005; 30(7):933–51.
- Cambiaso F. Architectural integration of dynamic and innovative technologies for energy saving. CISBAT 2013: Cleantech for Smart Cities and Buildings from Nano to Urban Scale. Lausanne, Switzerland: EPFL; 2013. p. 79–84.
- Nasir RY. Energy Management. Johor Bahru: RE and Innovations; 2014.
- Rodrigues C, Freire F. Life-cycle assessment of roof retrofit scenarios for a single-family house. CISBAT 2013: Cleantech for Smart Cities and Buildings from Nano to Urban Scale. Laussanne, Switzerland: EPFL; 2013. p. 233–9.
- Rogora A, Dessi U. Energy rehabilitation on exisiting, historical, not monumental buildings: The case of the high performance retrofitting of the EdiPower-CRE in Chivasso (TO) a XIX Century Building. CISBAT 2013: Cleantech for Smart Cities and Buildings from Nano to Urban Scale.Lausanne, Switzerland: EPFL; 2013. p. 233–9.
- GBI Assessment Criteria for Non-Residential Existing Building (NREB). 2015. Available from: www.greenbuildingindex.org
- Peron F, Mazzali U, Scarpa M. Field measurements of green roofs and development of simplified numerical model CISBAT 2013: Cleantech for Smart Cities and Buildings from Nano to Urban Scale. Lausanne, Switzerland: EPFL; 2013. p. 115–20.
- Saadatian O, Sopian K, Salleh E, Lim CH, Riffat S, Saadatian E. Review of energy aspects of Green Roofs. Renew Sustain Energy Rev. 2013; 23:155–68.
- SolarSystemMalaysia.com. Home Photovoltaic System Installer. 2014. Available from: http://www.solarsystemmalaysia.com/
- There are currently no refbacks.
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.