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Green Building and Environment Sustainability: A Retrofit of Chemical Engineering Pilot Plant Building Universiti Teknologi Malaysia [UTM]

Affiliations

  • Department of Architecture, Faculty of Built Environment, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Malaysia

Abstract


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.

Keywords

Energy Efficiency, Green Building, Performance, Retrofitting, Sustainability.

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