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Identifying energy savings opportunities for a multi-use venue building

Ansari, S., Larsen, G. D. and Shao, L. (2018) Identifying energy savings opportunities for a multi-use venue building. Future Cities and Environment, 4 (1). pp. 1-12. ISSN 2363-9075

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To link to this item DOI: 10.5334/fce.9

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Multi-use venue buildings are an extreme example of buildings with flexible use. Such buildings have high occupant diversity factors and inconsistent occupant-building interaction leading to highly changeable demands of the building services. Intensive monitoring of a case study multi-use venue building was carried out in order to analyse its energy performance and identify energy saving opportunities. Results are presented from three distinct uses of the building, with each analysed as a separate case study. The analysis focused on exploring relationships between variables for each event; identifying multiple energy savings opportunities. Poor building management system (BMS) scheduling led to 49% of total gas use across all three events being estimated as waste, whereas inappropriate set points accounted for 7%. Event organiser behaviour led to 6% of total electricity across all three events estimated as waste, whereas inflexible controls accounted for 2%. Based on these results, venue building managers may find that prior knowledge of building activity and more accurate occupancy hours could yield significant energy savings through proactive energy management.

Item Type:Article
Refereed:Yes
Divisions:Interdisciplinary centres and themes > Centre for Technologies for Sustainable Built Environments (TSBE)
ID Code:75630
Publisher:Ubiquity Press

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