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Title: THE INFLUENCE OF FACILITIES PLANNING ONTO ENERGY CONSUMPTION OF SUPERMARKETS IN SINGAPORE
Authors: LIM JING TUAN
Keywords: Building
PFM
Project and Facilities Management
Lee Siew Eang
2015/2016 PFM
Energy Consumption
Facilities Planning
Refrigeration
Supermarket
Waste Heat
Issue Date: 11-Jul-2016
Citation: LIM JING TUAN (2016-07-11). THE INFLUENCE OF FACILITIES PLANNING ONTO ENERGY CONSUMPTION OF SUPERMARKETS IN SINGAPORE. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: Supermarket has been known for being one of the most energy intensive commercial buildings. More local supermarkets are operating 24 hours daily, which means higher energy consumption. However, local studies on the energy consumption of supermarkets in today context are limited. This study aims to provide a deeper understanding of the main components that contribute to the energy consumption of the local supermarkets, in which refrigeration will be the main focus. Thereafter, it introduces the concept of facilities planning with integration of waste heat rejection methods that have not been implemented in the context of supermarkets to reduce energy consumption. Surveys and interviews of various parties were conducted to gather feedback from the management of the supermarkets and the shoppers. This study summarises the findings by recommending a set of guiding principles, which are facilities planning strategies to achieve customer oriented optimal layout that can increase overall sales, and reduce energy consumption. The energy savings that can be potentially derived from adopting the facilities planning strategies are illustrated based on selected 3 case studies where existing (before) versus proposed (after) optimal layout are shown, along with the quantified savings . Practical pilot test projects can be implemented to evaluate the effectiveness in the actual supermarket operations. This innovative energy saving alternative, is a possible solution in current supermarkets that can revolutionize the entire supermarket industry into a more sustainable and energy efficient one.
URI: https://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/223072
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