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Penalty–Reward–Pinch (Prp) Design for Improving the Sustainability of Existing Commercial Buildings: What Alternative Design Approaches can be Used for Retrofitting?

Edward Halawa

Edward Halawa is Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Renewable Energy, Research Institute for the Environment and Livelihoods, Charles Darwin University, Darwin, Australia. After completing his PhD at the University of South Australia in 2005 he worked as a Postdoctoral Researcher there until March 2011 during which he was involved in the CSIRO funded Project: Intelligent Grid in a New Housing Development. From May 2011 to June 2012 he was Senior Lecturer in the Mechanical Engineering Department, Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS in Tronoh, Malaysia. In his earlier research carrier he was a UNDP Fellow on Solar and Renewable Energy at SOGESTA, Urbino, and ENEA-Casaccia, Rome, Italy. His research competence and expertise include thermal energy storage, thermal comfort, building energy modelling and simulation using TRNSYS and solar energy for cooling, drying, space and water heating. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Sustainable Retrofitting of Commercial Buildings : Warm Climates

Routledge, 2013

Book chapter


... PENALTY–REWARD –PINCH (PRP) DESIGN FOR IMPROVING THE SUSTAINABILITY OF EXISTING COMMERCIAL BUILDINGS What alternative design approaches can be used for retrofitting? Edward Halawa INTRODUCTION When the term ‘renovation’ is applied...