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SAVING ENERGY IN OFFICE BUILDINGSWITHOUT COMPROMISING THEIR INDOOR ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY

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dc.contributor.author Akalanka, RADK
dc.contributor.author Perera, BAKS
dc.contributor.author Manjula, NHC
dc.date.accessioned 2016-09-07T04:51:11Z
dc.date.available 2016-09-07T04:51:11Z
dc.date.issued 2016-09-07
dc.identifier.uri http://dl.lib.mrt.ac.lk/handle/123/12005
dc.description.abstract The concept of Internal Environmental Quality (IEQ) has emerged as a determinant of the performance of built environments due to its direct impact on the health, comfort and satisfaction of the occupants of the buildings and also due its role in ensuring a productive work environment. However, IEQ indicators such as thermal comfort, indoor air quality, and lighting level are associated with the most energy consuming utilities, namely HVAC and lighting. While IEQ and energy efficiency have been researched extensively, there is no published research on energy saving strategies that will optimize the IEQ in office buildings. Therefore, the aim of this study was to identify energy efficient strategies that will optimize the IEQ in office buildings. The research problem was approached through a case study analysis of four office buildings. The study identified energy efficient strategies that can be practiced without compromising the IEQ of a building. However, findings also asserted that there is no common platform to optimize the IEQ performance while achieving the best energy performance of a building. Energy efficient strategies to be adopted can depend on various internal and external factors of a facility. The findings will be useful for building managers who manage office buildings. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Built Environment; Energy Efficient Strategies; Indoor Environmental Quality; Office Buildings. en_US
dc.title SAVING ENERGY IN OFFICE BUILDINGSWITHOUT COMPROMISING THEIR INDOOR ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY en_US
dc.type Conference-Full-text en_US
dc.identifier.faculty Engineering en_US
dc.identifier.department Department of Building Economics en_US
dc.identifier.year 2016 en_US
dc.identifier.conference The 5th World Construction Symposium 2016 en_US
dc.identifier.place colombo en_US
dc.identifier.pgnos 9 en_US
dc.identifier.email chathuri9m@gmail.com en_US


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