Literature Surveys on Benchmarking and Rating of Buildings
This study reviews some published literatures on the benchmarking and ranking guidelines, tools and comparison of buildings. Energy performance, Indoor air quality and thermal comfort can be covered for the rating tools for buildings. Further, the energy performance can also be calculated by the other parameters related to the room thermal properties. A rating system to benchmark buildings can employ several parameters including indoor environment quality, clothing volume, predicted mean vote, operative temperature, and thermal energy consumption. It can be concluded that the indoor air quality or thermal comfort can be used to evaluate buildings due to their influence on the occupant satisfaction and job performance. Also, building benchmarking or rating will be various because Different comfort criteria may lead to different comfort temperature.
Dongye Sun, Wen-Pei Sung and Ran Chen
X. B. Yang et al., "Literature Surveys on Benchmarking and Rating of Buildings", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vols. 71-78, pp. 3520-3523, 2011