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An Artefact for Improving the Delivery of Building Energy Retrofit Project in South Africa

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dc.contributor.author Okorafor, Chikezirim
dc.contributor.author Emuze, Fidelis
dc.contributor.author Das, Dillip
dc.contributor.author Awuzie, Bankole, Osita
dc.contributor.author Haupt, Theo
dc.date.accessioned 2023-05-24T05:19:10Z
dc.date.available 2023-05-24T05:19:10Z
dc.date.issued 2020-05-07
dc.identifier.issn 2044-124X
dc.identifier.other 10.1108/BEPAM-04-2019-0033
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11462/2482
dc.description Article en_US
dc.description.abstract Purpose – The built environment is well known for carbon emission and its impact especially as it pertains to existing buildings.This has culminated in an increasing need for a retrofit of such buildings.This study details the development of an artefact for improving the delivery of energy retrofit projects therein to curb these impacts. Design/methodology/approach – The study utilized a mixed method research design for data collection. In achieving this, data was collected in three different phases; (1) a pilot study; (2) a juxtaposition of desktop case studies, live case studies, focus group discussion forum and an expert survey; and (3) a questionnaire survey for the validation of the emergent artefact. Accordingly, the quantitative data was analysed using descriptive statistics, whereas qualitative content analysis was deployed for qualitative data. Findings – The findings enabled an identification of the elements of a building energy retrofit project (BERP) such as project initiation, building assessment, detailed energy survey, technical analysis and implementation plans of energy measures, monitoring and verification. Also, it provided the challenges and enablers associated with successful BERP. This information was subsequently utilized in the development and validation of an artefact for delivering successful BERP. Summarily, a set of guidelines comprising of seven stages for managing successful BERPs were elucidated. Practical implications – The validated artefact provides an adaptive and innovative route for achieving sustainability in retrofit trade. Originality/value – The study conceptualizes an artefact for improving the delivery of BERPs. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Built Environment Project and Asset Management Vol. 10 No. 4, 2020 pp. 619-635 en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Built Environment Project and Asset Management;Vol. 10 No. 4, 2020 pp. 619-635
dc.subject Artefact en_US
dc.subject Building en_US
dc.subject Energy en_US
dc.subject Retrofit en_US
dc.subject South Africa en_US
dc.title An Artefact for Improving the Delivery of Building Energy Retrofit Project in South Africa en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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