Achieving Sustainable Buildings via Energy Efficiency Retrofit: Case Study of a Hotel Building


3rd International Sustainable Buildings Symposium (ISBS), U ARAB EMIRATES, 15 - 17 March 2017, vol.7, pp.97-107 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 7
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/978-3-319-64349-6_9
  • Country: U ARAB EMIRATES
  • Page Numbers: pp.97-107
  • Keywords: Green buildings, Sustainable design, Energy efficiency retrofit
  • Bursa Uludag University Affiliated: Yes


Recent studies show that demand for green buildings with minimal environmental impact is increasing. Among the buildings in anywhere, existing buildings consume more energy than new ones. Because of that, building energy efficiency retrofit plays a very important role for achieving sustainable building targets. In addition to creating possibilities to reduce energy consumption, retrofitting also improves occupants' health and comfort. Tourism sector is one of the largest energy consuming sectors in the world. However conducted energy retrofit studies mainly focused on domestic buildings so far. The focus of this paper is to make a literature review of energy efficiency retrofits and present an approach to find the most appropriate, energy efficient and cost effective way renovate a hotel building. In this paper, a hotel building is energy efficiently retrofitted according to the TSE Green Building Certificate standards. Results from the analysis ensure that energy efficiency retrofit, helped to reduce energy consumption of the building and decreased in operational costs and CO2 emissions.