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An object-oriented energy benchmark for the evaluation of the office building stock

Li, X., Yao, R., Li, Q., Ding, Y. and Li, B. (2018) An object-oriented energy benchmark for the evaluation of the office building stock. Utilities Policy, 51. pp. 1-11. ISSN 09571787

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To link to this item DOI: 10.1016/j.jup.2018.01.008


Energy benchmarking is useful for understanding and enhancing building performance. The aim of this research is to develop an object-oriented energy benchmarking method for the evaluation of energy performance in buildings. Statistical analysis of the four-year monitored energy consumption data for office buildings was conducted. The results show that the energy use intensity follows the lognormal distribution with the Shapiro–Wilk normality test. Based on the lognormal distribution, the energy rating system for office buildings has been established. An object-oriented energy use intensity quota determination model has been developed. This research provides practical tools that enable decision-makers to evaluate a building's energy performance and determine the energy benchmark.

Item Type:Article
Divisions:Science > School of the Built Environment > Energy and Environmental Engineering group
ID Code:76827


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