Energy-Efficient Office Renovation: Developing design principles based on user-focused evaluation

Minyoung Kwon

Research output: ThesisDissertation (TU Delft)

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The topic of this research is developed based on my motivation towards architecture design and society. My question in the built environment is are people happy to stay in a good energy-labelled building. If we consider the users in the renovation design phase, how can the design approach be different from how we are doing now. This thesis is, therefore, written in consideration of people who work in an office. It deals with four sub-topics related to office renovation: energy consumption, indoor climate and users’ thermal comfort, personal control, and user satisfaction.

This research is targeted at the architects or facility managers who are interested in userfocused office design, energy efficiency, or office renovation. The results contribute to developing design principles for office renovations with integrated user perspectives, that improve users’ satisfaction and comfort, as well as energy efficiency. I expect the design principles resulted from this research will not only contribute to an increase in the value of a building but also serve as a stepping stone for user-focused office designs or user-related aspects of the built environment.
Original languageEnglish
Awarding Institution
  • Delft University of Technology
  • van den Dobbelsteen, A.A.J.F., Supervisor
  • Knaack, U., Supervisor
  • Remøy, Hilde, Advisor
Award date20 Jan 2020
Print ISBNs978-94-6366-240-6
Publication statusPublished - 2020

Bibliographical note

A+BE | Architecture and the Built Environment No 1 (2020)


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