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Methodology for optimization of energy efficiency, indoor climate and economy targets in municipal building projects

Publication Details
Authors: Vinokurov Mihail, Luoranen Mika, Hammo Simo
Publication year: 2015
Language: English
Related Journal or Series Information: Healthy buildings conference
Title of parent publication: Proceedings of Healthy Buildings 2015 Europe
ISBN: 978-90-386-3889-8
JUFO-Level of this publication: 0
Open Access: Not an Open Access publication

Need to improve the energy and cost efficiency in public buildings is driven by tightening energy saving targets and the economic challenges of municipalities. Another important challenge is to preserve safe and comfortable indoor climate while implementing energy efficiency measures. This paper presents a methodology to promote energy efficiency, economy and indoor climate quality in decision-making related with realization of municipal construction project.

Energy efficiency, economy and indoor climate targets for the methodology were set based on principles of sustainable development. Life-cycle approach was used to assess how and where in the building’s life-cycle it is the most effective to interfere in terms to achieve targets. The development was conducted by Lappeenranta University of Technology in cooperation with local municipal officials. Functionality of the methodology was tested on the actual construction project.

Systematical goal-oriented optimization of technological solutions along with appropriate project facilitation can lead to improvement of energy efficiency, economy and indoor climate of the building. Extreme attention should be paid to planning phase. Further development of the methodlogy and criteria should be continued. The extension of the scope of criteria to renovation projects and regional approach would also be important development steps.

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