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dc.contributor.advisor Hosny, Ossama Eltahan, Rania 2017-09-13T08:23:41Z 2017-09-13T22:00:15Z Fall 2017 en_US 2017-09-13
dc.description.abstract This thesis presents a framework for developing a local decision support model that helps decision makers in Egypt to select the best and optimal scenario to retrofit existing buildings factoring in a predefined budget. This model provides a method to manage budget against proposed retrofits taking energy efficiency and return on investment into consideration. The simulation model is developed using Designbuilder software which depends on different data categories collected from the building preliminary survey, retrofit decision scenario information from interviews with the operations team, energy bill readings, and the relevant building construction technical data. Twelve retrofit measures typically proposed by the Facilities and Operations team were assessed and utilized for the development of the Energy Retrofit Decision Support System (ERDSS) optimization model based on the proposed framework. Using LabVIEW software, the retrofit options are qualified, ranked and optimized according to the highest calculated savings to investments ratios where a case study has been selected from an educational institution at Cairo, Egypt. The aim of this case study is to examine the applicability of ERDSS and functionality of the simulation model in the context of the budget constraints and technical limitations. An optimum retrofit scenario was recommended by ERDSS analysis, the model prioritized the possible retrofit actions within the allocated budget and according to savings to investment ratio results for each criterion. The results show that the model delivered the expected output and provided the initially forecast plan. en_US
dc.format.extent 126 p. en_US
dc.format.medium theses en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.rights Author retains all rights with regard to copyright. en
dc.subject Decision Support Model en_US
dc.subject Energy Retrofit en_US
dc.subject Existing Buildings en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Thesis (M.S.)--American University in Cairo en_US
dc.title Energy retrofit decision support model for existing educational buildings in Egypt en_US
dc.type Text en_US
dc.subject.discipline Construction Engineering en_US
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dc.contributor.department American University in Cairo. Dept. of Construction Engineering en_US
dc.description.irb American University in Cairo Institutional Review Board approval is not necessary for this item, since the research is not concerned with living human beings or bodily tissue samples. en_US
dc.contributor.committeeMember Tarabieh, Khaled

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