Sustainable and Energy Efficient Commercial Retrofit: Case Study of Perkins+Will Atlanta Office
This article reviews the importance of building retrofits in sustainable design and significant opportunities for improving energy efficiency associated with existing buildings. The research methodology consisted of a literature review and a detailed case study. The article illustrates specific design strategies, building systems, renewable energy sources, materials, and water harvesting for Perkins+Will Atlanta office and concludes with barriers and opportunities that are currently present for achieving energy efficiency in commercial retrofits.
keywords: sustainable retrofit, energy efficiency, building performance analysis, energy modeling, simulations