THE TRADE-OFFS AND SYNERGIES BETWEEN ENERGY EFFICIENCY, COSTS AND COMFORT IN OFFICE BUILDINGS

@inproceedings{Jakob2007THETA,
  title={THE TRADE-OFFS AND SYNERGIES BETWEEN ENERGY EFFICIENCY, COSTS AND COMFORT IN OFFICE BUILDINGS},
  author={Martin Jakob},
  year={2007}
}
Architects, planners and investors are faced with numerous trade-offs and interactions between energy demand, life cycle costs and comfort when designing new and retrofitting existing office buildings. These trade-offs include not only the well known ones between energy-efficiency and investment costs, but also between different types of energy services (e.g. cooling and lighting, winter and summer energy demand) and between energy-efficiency and (thermal) (dis-)comfort. In a moderate climate… CONTINUE READING

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