Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/220293
Title: RETROFITTING EXISTING OFFICE BUILDINGS WITH SMART LIGHTING SOLUTIONS
Authors: ONG SI LIN
Keywords: Building
PFM
Project and Facilities Management
Seah Hsiu Min Eugene
2015/2016 PFM
Office buildings
Retrofitting
Smart lighting solutions
Sustainability
Issue Date: 18-Jul-2016
Citation: ONG SI LIN (2016-07-18). RETROFITTING EXISTING OFFICE BUILDINGS WITH SMART LIGHTING SOLUTIONS. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: In light of growing concerns on developing smart cities and smart buildings, this study aims to examine key challenges involved in retrofitting existing buildings with smart lighting solutions. By gaining an understanding of the research problem through the perspectives of stakeholders like lighting solution providers, building owners/ developers and building occupants, strategies can be proposed to address key concerns and promote wider adoption. Since existing research showed a lack of understanding on the level of adoption of smart lighting solutions in Singapore and whether building owners/developers perceive any benefits and obstacles in adopting them, this study serves to address these research gaps using a structured methodology. Secondary research was conducted through the use of semi-structured interviews and web questionnaires. The study showed that building owners/developers did not see a need to adopt advanced smart lighting solutions to go beyond minimum energy efficiency requirements. Key factors affecting their decision include cost, product knowledge and confidence and system compatibility. In addition, it was found that building owners/developers recognized fewer benefits than lighting solution providers, while building occupants saw the need for lighting conditions in their work environment to be improved. Hence, key challenges arising from design, technology and management aspects of smart lighting solutions have to be addressed through the use of value creation and active engagement frameworks and their supporting strategies. In the broader context, it is crucial for various stakeholders to work together to achieve environmental and social sustainability in existing office buildings to bring about a conducive and productive work environment.
URI: https://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/220293
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