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Towards improving energy-efficiency in office buildings - Case study on the effects of technical optimization and augmented user-sophistication

May 2009 | Pieter le Roux, Karel Dekker


The study aimed to determine the effectiveness of varied predefined measures and scenario developments in ensuring greater energy-efficiency of existing office buildings. Given the primarily technical nature of these packages, the effects of user-involvment were introduced as an additional theme.


Results from a comparative analyses indicate the extend to which (1) technical measures, (2) augmented user-sophistication and (3) the combination of these measures contribute to improved energy-efficiency in existing office buildings.