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Scenario analysis of retrofit strategies for reducing energy consumption in Norwegian office buildings

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dc.contributor.advisor Leon Glicksman and Leslie Norford. en_US
dc.contributor.author Engblom, Lisa A. (Lisa Allison) en_US
dc.contributor.other Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Mechanical Engineering. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2007-02-21T13:12:00Z
dc.date.available 2007-02-21T13:12:00Z
dc.date.copyright 2006 en_US
dc.date.issued 2006 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1721.1/36237
dc.description Thesis (S.M.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, 2006. en_US
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (p. 218-224). en_US
dc.description.abstract Model buildings were created for simulation to describe typical office buildings from different construction periods. A simulation program was written to predict the annual energy consumption of the buildings in their original state and after performing retrofit projects. A scenario analysis was performed to determine the most effective retrofit techniques. This information was used to determine to what degree the national energy consumption of office buildings could be reduced through demand side management. The results of the analysis showed that it was possible to reduce the annual energy consumption of the office buildings to a minimum of about 70 km,. If all buildings in the country were to perform these retrofits, the total energy consumption of office buildings would be reduced by about 75%. The most economical choices of retrofit projects for reducing energy consumption were elements of the controls system and the HVAC system. Retrofits to the windows were also beneficial though more costly. Retrofits to the other facade elements and the other energy services system were shown to produce small changes in annual energy consumption for the required investment cost. en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibility by Lisa A. Engblom. en_US
dc.format.extent 224 p. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Massachusetts Institute of Technology en_US
dc.rights M.I.T. theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from this source for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without written permission. See provided URL for inquiries about permission. en_US
dc.rights.uri http://dspace.mit.edu/handle/1721.1/7582
dc.subject Mechanical Engineering. en_US
dc.title Scenario analysis of retrofit strategies for reducing energy consumption in Norwegian office buildings en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.description.degree S.M. en_US
dc.contributor.department Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Mechanical Engineering. en_US
dc.identifier.oclc 77084240 en_US


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