Renewable Energy Guide for Renovation of Existing Residential Buildings: Feasible Architectural Integration of Active Solar Energy Systems

Göksu A. U., Zorer Gedik G.

Civil Engineering and Architecture, vol.11, no.5, pp.2644-2664, 2023 (Scopus) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 11 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2023
  • Doi Number: 10.13189/cea.2023.110530
  • Journal Name: Civil Engineering and Architecture
  • Journal Indexes: Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.2644-2664
  • Keywords: Building Integrated Renewable Energy Guide, Buildings Renovation with Renewable Energy, Renewable Energy Application Feasibility, Renewable Energy Potential, Solar Energy
  • Yıldız Technical University Affiliated: Yes


Insufficiency of a climate-based prescription for the selection of renewable energy and its application with active systems in the renovation of existing residential buildings increases the importance of the need for guidance. In order to increase energy efficient buildings by evaluating the renewable energy potential in buildings, a systematic approach in the form of a guideline, which is given in general terms in the article, has been created for this need. The scope of the article is that of the comprehensive guide renewable energy (r.e.) and determining application area options, renewable energy feasibility, integration, application scenarios planning sections. It is important for designers and users to present application scenarios by considering building features, energy needs, renewable energy products, resource potential, design, and planning of relations between energy systems, in order to obtain efficient results. An approach to creating a detailed renewable energy integration scenario is given and its evaluation is demonstrated with three case studies. Implementation works in existing residential buildings cover active solar energy systems. As a result of the study, application scenarios can be designed by determining the renewable energy system with its components such as source-technology types, system size etc. and by designing the building-hardware integration at feasible locations. It has been shown that approach features such as working by coding the location and equipment, grouping the locations, and comprehensive planning of the renewable energy system in the context of the systems it is associated with can provide efficient use of time.