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A Round Robin Test on the dynamic simulation and the LEED protocol evaluation of a green building

Asdrubali, F; Guattari, C; Roncone, M; Baldinelli, G; Gul, E; Piselli, C; Pisello, AL; ... Berardi, U; + view all (2021) A Round Robin Test on the dynamic simulation and the LEED protocol evaluation of a green building. Sustainable Cities and Society , Article 103654. 10.1016/j.scs.2021.103654. (In press).

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Abstract

Green building concept plays a fundamental role in reducing the use of resources and the impacts on human health and environment, during the whole building life cycle. Therefore, a method to measure the building sustainability rate is crucial for comparing various alternatives in terms of use of different materials, energy resources, production processes to reduce energy consumption and environmental impacts. Many protocols have been proposed to perform buildings’ sustainability evaluation; however, different operators applying these certification tools might need to make hypotheses, even different from each other, to complete the whole procedure. Hence, this work aims to evaluate whether and how the hypotheses formulated by each operator can influence the final certification level. To this end, a Round Robin Test among international partners was performed using different versions of LEED sustainability protocol to the same building with the same boundary conditions, comparing and analyzing the results provided by the participants. The final aim was to identify which issues have more influence on the final performance rate, giving to the users a deeper knowledge of the aspects included in these procedures. The results showed the potential of these building environmental certification systems, capable of offering a transversal level of environmental sustainability.

Type: Article
Title: A Round Robin Test on the dynamic simulation and the LEED protocol evaluation of a green building
DOI: 10.1016/j.scs.2021.103654
Publisher version: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scs.2021.103654
Language: English
Additional information: This version is the author accepted manuscript. For information on re-use, please refer to the publisher’s terms and conditions.
Keywords: green building rating systems, LEED, Round Robin Test, dynamic simulation, energy efficiency, sustainable construction
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of the Built Environment
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of the Built Environment > Bartlett School Env, Energy and Resources
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10141122
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