Exploiting the energy saving potential of non-­‐residential corporate property by adopting a new strategy to building maintenance and repair



Last Updated: 8-2013


Within the maintenance activities of non‐residential real estate, there is a substantial potential to implement energy efficiency improving interventions that will lead to energy reduction. Besides preserving the technical performance, a focus on the optimization of energy efficiency can contribute to realizing energy saving objectives and lower overall maintenance and energy costs. Besides reflecting on identification and assessment approaches to examine energy efficiency interventions, a dynamic assessment tool was developed with which maintenance scenarios can be assessed in which improvement interventions are included. By the use of a case study into the City Hall of Nijmegen the assessment tool has been verified and assessment has shown that for this specific case cost effectively energy can be reduced.