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Building operational energy consumption of Chongqing and its exergy assessment

Liu, M., Li, B. Z. and Yao, R. M. (2007) Building operational energy consumption of Chongqing and its exergy assessment. Journal of Central South University of Technology, 14. pp. 186-190. ISSN 2227-5223

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Building energy consumption(BEC) accounting and assessment is fundamental work for building energy efficiency(BEE) development. In existing Chinese statistical yearbook, there is no specific item for BEC accounting and relevant data are separated and mixed with other industry consumption. Approximate BEC data can be acquired from existing energy statistical yearbook. For BEC assessment, caloric values of different energy carriers are adopted in energy accounting and assessment field. This methodology obtained much useful conclusion for energy efficiency development. While the traditional methodology concerns only on the energy quantity, energy classification issue is omitted. Exergy methodology is put forward to assess BEC. With the new methodology, energy quantity and quality issues are both concerned in BEC assessment. To illustrate the BEC accounting and exergy assessment, a case of Chongqing in 2004 is shown. Based on the exergy analysis, BEC of Chongqing in 2004 accounts for 17.3% of the total energy consumption. This result is quite common to that of traditional methodology. As far as energy supply efficiency is concerned, the difference is highlighted by 0.417 of the exergy methodology to 0.645 of the traditional methodology.

Item Type:Article
Divisions:Science > School of the Built Environment > Energy and Environmental Engineering group
ID Code:12268
Uncontrolled Keywords:building energy consumption, exergy assessment, cumulative embodied, exergy consumption, exergy efficiency, BEC sustainability index
Additional Information:DOI 10.1007/s11771-007-0391-7 currently not working

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