Economic Analysis for Sustainable Renovation
Yeng-Horng Perng 1 * , Shih-Ming Chen 1, Shu-Cheng Lin 1
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1 National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Department of Architecture, Taipei, TAIWAN* Corresponding Author

This article belongs to the special issue "Problems of Application Analysis in Knowledge Management and Science-Mathematics-Education".


The volume of existing buildings is much more than new buildings in developed countries. Applying new technology, new material and new equipment to renovate and make the existing buildings greener is crucial for sustainable development. An approach including current energy statistics survey, expert diagnosis, energy and economic simulation using eQUEST model is carried out in this research for an existing office building in Taipei City. A sustainable renovation scheme with a payback period of 5.75 years is proposed in this research. Lessons learned from this research can be further developed into a decision support system to assist existing office building diagnosis and sustainable renovation in a subtropical area.


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Article Type: Research Article

EURASIA J Math Sci Tech Ed, 2017, Volume 13, Issue 12, 8139-8147

Publication date: 24 Nov 2017

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