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ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY PERFORMANCE OF RESIDENTIAL BUILDINGS' THERMAL RETROFITS



Author(s): Cetiner, I. and Edis, E.
Paper category: Conference
Book title: XIII International Conference on Durability of Building Materials and Components - XIII DBMC
Editor(s): Marco Quattrone, Vanderley M. John
Print ISBN: none
e-ISBN: 978-2-35158-149-0
Publication year: 2015
Pages: 810-817
Total Pages: 8
Language: English


Abstract: Environmental sustainability is one of the greatest concerns of the world, and building sector has a considerable effect on achieving a sustainable environment because of the impacts associated with but not limited to the manufacturing of building materials, construction of the buildings, energy use in the operation period, and demolition and waste disposal. Thermal retrofitting of existing buildings is a measure in this sense which will reduce environmental impacts associated with energy use in the operation period, and also that will prevent impacts associated with construction of new buildings. In this respect, a research project was completed on thermal retrofitting of residential buildings in Istanbul (Turkey), and a database was built for selection of efficient retrofit alternatives. As a further study, using building types determined in this research, environmental sustainability performance of building retrofits in two other cities of Turkey with different climatic conditions, namely Ankara and Izmir, were studied in order to evaluate the effect of climatic conditions on environmental sustainability performance.

In the paper, the completed research project is briefly explained at first, methods and procedures of the current study and the results of three cities are then presented, and finally the efficiencies of retrofits are comparatively discussed for different cities.


Online publication: 2015
Publication Type: full_text
Public price (Euros): 0.00