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Title: ENERGY CONSERVATION STRATEGIES IN AN OFFICE BUILDING USING VISUALDOE - A CASE STUDY APPROACH
Authors: CHIN TAI TING RONALD
Keywords: Building
Project and Facilities Management
Chandra Sekhar
2011/2012 PFM
Energy conservation
Energy conservation strategies
Energy strategies
Office building
Visualdoe
Issue Date: 7-Jun-2012
Citation: CHIN TAI TING RONALD (2012-06-07). ENERGY CONSERVATION STRATEGIES IN AN OFFICE BUILDING USING VISUALDOE - A CASE STUDY APPROACH. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: There has been an increase in energy consumption around the world and with 40% of the world’s energy consumption consumed by building sectors; it creates an opportunity to start the reduction of energy consumption. Of the various types of buildings, office buildings have the highest potential for energy savings, signifying a possible area for implementation of energy conservation strategies (ECS). Although there are many ECS studies done on office buildings, there has been a lack of studies in combining ECS and implementing it on an already energy efficient office building in Singapore. The objectives of this study include identifying and reviewing the current energy consumption of the selected office building. After which an initial base case model is created using actual building characteristics. The modeled building will then be validated with the actual energy consumption. Several ECS will be recommended to the office building. Lastly, evaluation is conducted to see if the ECS have met the energy consumption target set by the building manager. The research design would be broken down into 4 phases: the selection of building for case study, collection phase, Phase 1 and Phase 2. The research methods would include data collection of the physical characteristics of the building using walkthroughs, daily observations and an interview with the building manager. The use of energy simulation tool, VisualDOE, will help to simulate the building. Calibrations will be done to achieve a final base case model for higher accuracy Findings have shown that the implementation of overhang and daylight sensors as ECS have provided energy savings. When combining both ECS, the total savings recorded, exceeded the targeted aim. The results have proven that by combining ECS, the energy efficient office building can still continue to reduce its energy consumption. Limitations include the lack of certain information provided due to confidentiality issues and VisualDOE not being able to consider energy consumption of other building services.
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