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Lifecycle profit analysis of prefabricated multi-active façades

Sundling, Rikard LU ; Olander, Stefan LU ; Wallentén, Petter LU ; Burke, Stephen LU ; Bernardo, Ricardo LU and Blomsterberg, Åke LU (2019) In International Journal of Building Pathology and Adaptation
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Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to identify appropriate concepts of multi-active façades for the renovation of multifamily buildings in Sweden and to determine which, if any, are financially viable. Design/methodology/approach: A lifecycle profit (LCP) analysis was used to examine financial viability through a ten-step process, which included identifying concepts, assessing costs and prices, calculating the LCP and performing sensitivity analysis. Two existing buildings – one low rise and the other high rise – were used as reference models. Findings: The findings were contradictory. Implementing any of the multi-active façade concepts on the high-rise building would be financially beneficial. The opposite was, however, the case... (More)

Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to identify appropriate concepts of multi-active façades for the renovation of multifamily buildings in Sweden and to determine which, if any, are financially viable. Design/methodology/approach: A lifecycle profit (LCP) analysis was used to examine financial viability through a ten-step process, which included identifying concepts, assessing costs and prices, calculating the LCP and performing sensitivity analysis. Two existing buildings – one low rise and the other high rise – were used as reference models. Findings: The findings were contradictory. Implementing any of the multi-active façade concepts on the high-rise building would be financially beneficial. The opposite was, however, the case for the low-rise building. Two factors causing this contradiction have been identified: the façade material before renovation and the size of the building. Research limitations/implications: The study is limited to two case buildings situated in Sweden; however, similar buildings represent a significant amount of the existing building stock. Part of the purpose of the study is also to investigate the merits of LCP analysis to evaluate energy-efficient retrofitting. The study implicates the benefits and pitfalls of LCP analysis needed to be considered by researchers and practitioners alike. Originality/value: The research findings contribute to the understanding of energy-efficient retrofitting of existing multifamily buildings based on prefabricated multi-active façade concepts.

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Energy-efficient retrofitting, Lifecycle profit analysis, Multi-active façades, Prefabrication, Sustainability
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International Journal of Building Pathology and Adaptation
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Emerald Group Publishing Ltd.
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10.1108/IJBPA-12-2018-0109
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  abstract     = {<p>Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to identify appropriate concepts of multi-active façades for the renovation of multifamily buildings in Sweden and to determine which, if any, are financially viable. Design/methodology/approach: A lifecycle profit (LCP) analysis was used to examine financial viability through a ten-step process, which included identifying concepts, assessing costs and prices, calculating the LCP and performing sensitivity analysis. Two existing buildings – one low rise and the other high rise – were used as reference models. Findings: The findings were contradictory. Implementing any of the multi-active façade concepts on the high-rise building would be financially beneficial. The opposite was, however, the case for the low-rise building. Two factors causing this contradiction have been identified: the façade material before renovation and the size of the building. Research limitations/implications: The study is limited to two case buildings situated in Sweden; however, similar buildings represent a significant amount of the existing building stock. Part of the purpose of the study is also to investigate the merits of LCP analysis to evaluate energy-efficient retrofitting. The study implicates the benefits and pitfalls of LCP analysis needed to be considered by researchers and practitioners alike. Originality/value: The research findings contribute to the understanding of energy-efficient retrofitting of existing multifamily buildings based on prefabricated multi-active façade concepts.</p>},
  author       = {Sundling, Rikard and Olander, Stefan and Wallentén, Petter and Burke, Stephen and Bernardo, Ricardo and Blomsterberg, Åke},
  issn         = {2398-4708},
  keyword      = {Energy-efficient retrofitting,Lifecycle profit analysis,Multi-active façades,Prefabrication,Sustainability},
  language     = {eng},
  publisher    = {Emerald Group Publishing Ltd.},
  series       = {International Journal of Building Pathology and Adaptation},
  title        = {Lifecycle profit analysis of prefabricated multi-active façades},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/IJBPA-12-2018-0109},
  year         = {2019},
}