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Proceedings of Building Simulation 2011: 12th Conference of IBPSA


Using Building Simulation To Evaluate Low-Carbon Refurbishment Options For Airport Buildings

James Parker, Paul Cropper, Li Shao

Abstract: The case study described in this paper illustrates the role building simulation can play in evaluating refurbishment options that reduce the carbon footprint of existing airport terminals. A model of the terminal building at a busy United Kingdom (UK) regional airport is used to test the effect of different interventions on the environmental and economic performance of the facility. A calibration process is described and each version of the model is simulated to include future passenger increases and weather scenarios. This research will ultimately contribute towards the creation of a retrofit pathway for airport terminals that reduces their carbon footprints.
Pages: 554 - 561