Title

Optimizing Evaluation Methods for Embodied Energy and Carbon Management of Existing Buildings in Egypt

Author's Department

Architecture Department

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http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/8081326662

All Authors

Khaled Tarabieh; Mirette Khorshed

Document Type

Research Article

Publication Title

Buildings

Publication Date

4-15-2019

doi

10.3390/buildings9040090

Abstract

There is an increasing demand for the decarbonization of existing buildings. The development of standardized calculation methods has simplified calculation processes and enabled wider engagement with the topic. As the industry advances, optimization and accounting for regional differences will increase in importance. This paper reviews the key drivers in the field, both locally and internationally, and proposes a performance-based evaluation method specific to local construction in Egypt. The aim of the method is to assist in the renovation of existing buildings by guiding the decision-making process through the proposed evaluation framework. A local case study of an existing multi-story apartment building was used to create a baseline for typical local multi-story residential buildings and demonstrated the effectiveness of the proposed evaluation method. This framework provides the owners of buildings with a decision-making process by which carbon impacts associated with future renovations and operations of existing buildings can be minimized.

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1

Last Page

16

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