Energy Efficient Retrofit Model for Unconditioned Buildings Set in the Composite Climatic Region of India
Aanchal Sharma1, P. S. Chani2
1Aanchal Sharma *, Associate Professor, Department of Architecture and Design, DIT University Dehradun, Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India.
2P.S. Chani, Associate Professor, Department of Architecture and Planning, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, Roorkee, Uttarakhand, India. 

Manuscript received on January 09, 2020. | Revised Manuscript received on January 22, 2020. | Manuscript published on January 30, 2020. | PP: 2805-2823 | Volume-8 Issue-5, January 2020. | Retrieval Number: C5059098319/2020©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijrte.C5059.018520

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Abstract: The potential of energy efficient retrofitting of existing unconditioned buildings to save associated building energy consumption makes it an area of great interest. A questionnaire survey conducted amongst the architecture and civil stream students of Indian institute of Technology (IIT) Roorkee, based upon the questions related to high performance buildings parameters revealed that, energy efficiency is one of the areas which needs greatest attention. The outcome of this survey strengthens the need of such research. Therefore, this research intends to convert an existing unconditioned building to an energy efficient building. For doing so, energy savings opportunities in existing unconditioned buildings are identified and devised into a four – fold energy efficient retrofit model. This paper, evaluates the significance of the proposed four- fold energy efficient model using case studies and energy simulation modeling as a tool.
Keywords: Buildings Occupants’ Behavior, Energy Efficient Systems, Thermal Comfort, Renewable Energy Resources, Unconditioned Building.
Scope of the Article: Building Climate Systems.