Sustainable and Energy Efficient Commercial Retrofit: Case Study of Perkins+Will Atlanta Office

May 26, 2016

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

Abul Abdullah, AIA, RA, LEED AP BD+C (Perkins+Will)
Perkins+Will Research Journal
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