State of the Art Methodology to Assess Energy Facade Retrofits (EFR)

Feb 12, 2014

This paper summarizes findings from existing literature and proposes a methodology to assess facade retrofits. It recognizes the building skin as a key system in the total building performance. Total performance refers to energy, human, and financial parameters. The different perspectives considered in the methodology include building science, human comfort, and real estate fields.

keywords: facade, retrofit, energy, human factors, costs

Andrea Martinez (University of Southern California
Anders Carlson (University of Southern California)
Presented at: 
ARCC/EAAE 2014 International Conference on Architectural Research (Honolulu, HI)
Published & professionally reviewed by: 
Architectural Research Centers Consortium (ARCC)
University of Hawaii at Manoa

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