publication . Article . Other literature type . 2021

Extract useful information from building permits data to profile a city’s building retrofit history

Wanni Zhang; Tianzhen Hong; Luo, Xuan;
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  • Published: 28 Jun 2021
  • Publisher: eScholarship, University of California
  • Country: United States
Building retrofit is one of the key strategies for cities to reduce energy use and GHG emissions. The historical information about changes to buildings is crucial to infer the buildings’ current energy system efficiency levels and to identify candidate buildings for retrofit. In general, a building permit is required before the start of any construction activity of a building, such as changing building structure, remodeling, or installing new equipment. Moreover, many large cities provide public datasets of building permits in history. Therefore, the permits are a potentially good resource for mining information on the city’s retrofit history. In this study, we ...
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