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Assessing and Monitoring of Building Performance by Diverse Methods

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School of Engineering and the Built Environment, Edinburgh Napier University, Edinburgh EH11 4BN, UK
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Department of Construction Management and Real Estate, Vilnius Gediminas Technical University, 10223 Vilnius, Lithuania
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Academic Editors: Eva Schito and Elena Lucchi
Sustainability 2022, 14(3), 1242; https://doi.org/10.3390/su14031242
Received: 21 December 2021 / Revised: 14 January 2022 / Accepted: 17 January 2022 / Published: 22 January 2022
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Optimization of Energy Use in Buildings)
Buildings are one of the largest contributors to energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) in the world. There is an increased interest in building performance evaluation as an essential practice to design a sustainable building. Building performance is influenced by various terms, for example, designs, construction-related factors such as building envelope and airtightness, and energy technologies with or without micro-generations. How well a building performs thermally is key to determining the level of energy demand and GHG emissions. Building standards and regulations, in combination with assessments (e.g., energy modeling tools) and certifications, provide sets of supports, guidelines and instructions for designers and building engineers to ensure users’ health and well-being, consistency in construction practices and environmental protection. This paper reviews, evaluates and suggests a sequence of building performance methods from the UK perspective. It shows the relationships between such methods, their evolutions and related tools, and further highlights the importance of post-occupancy analysis and how crucial such assessments could be for efficient buildings. View Full-Text
Keywords: building analysis; building performance; building assessment schemes; building monitoring building analysis; building performance; building assessment schemes; building monitoring
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Seminara, P.; Vand, B.; Sajjadian, S.M.; Tupenaite, L. Assessing and Monitoring of Building Performance by Diverse Methods. Sustainability 2022, 14, 1242. https://doi.org/10.3390/su14031242

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Seminara P, Vand B, Sajjadian SM, Tupenaite L. Assessing and Monitoring of Building Performance by Diverse Methods. Sustainability. 2022; 14(3):1242. https://doi.org/10.3390/su14031242

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Seminara, Paola, Behrang Vand, Seyed M. Sajjadian, and Laura Tupenaite. 2022. "Assessing and Monitoring of Building Performance by Diverse Methods" Sustainability 14, no. 3: 1242. https://doi.org/10.3390/su14031242

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