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Sustainable building certification – Renovation or demolition? – Charlotte Schou

Project name: Sustainable building certification:  Inspiration, definition and documentation for a decision process between renovation versus demolition.

Project student: Charlotte Schou

Project status: March – August 2013

Publication: Specialerapport_FINAL

Course type: Master project

Supervisor: (Al)Fred Heller, DTU Civil Engineering & Peter Weitzmann, Cowi

Summary: The aim of the project is to define a method for deciding between renovation or demolishing of existing buildings. To have a well-defined set of criteria to build the decision on, sustainability certification schema are applied and supplied with characteristics of renovation that is not included in the certification schema. The method will be applied on real world case. The goal is to develop an method that visualized the many different aspects of the decision topology for a building owner to decide on. Hence communication of a wide range of different data will be one objective.

Vision talk: Decision support based on visualization of complex data, the application of advanced modelling and simulation tools to generate necessary information for the decision process and application of open standards are aspects from the overall vision that are addressed in this work.

Next step: The tool must be generalized and probably transformed into a web-application or even a mobile app. (Have you got the skills, than let’s hear from you).

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