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The current retrofit rate in Switzerland is very low. Among other reasons this is attributed to a lack of knowledge about cost-optimal retrofit strategies. In this work we carry out a holistic cost-optimal retrofit analysis for a Swiss single-family house. First, currently popular retrofit measures including all incurring lifecycle costs are identified and collected. Thereby, building systems as well as building envelope retrofit measures are considered. The retrofit measures are then combined to form a wide range of applicable retrofit strategies which are assessed in terms of cost-effectiveness and environmental impact. The calculation methodology considers the impact of building envelope retrofit measures on the design and efficiency of the heating system. For the case study building, the most cost-optimal retrofit strategy is to combine a geothermal heat pump with inter-rafter roof insulation and cellar ceiling insulation. The results indicate that the choice of heating system is much more crucial in terms of cost-effectiveness than building envelope measures. With respect to reducing primary energy consumption, building envelope measures are indispensable, however, when aiming for reducing greenhouse gas emissions, the choice of heating system becomes dominant. Show more
Journal / seriesJournal of Physics: Conference Series
Pages / Article No.
PublisherInstitute of Physics
Organisational unit03902 - Schlüter, Arno / Schlüter, Arno
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