Electricity consumption benchmark and ranking system for Office buildings in Taiwan

Tzu Ching Su, Hsien Te Lin

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Abstract

Energy use intensity (EUI) is a significant index for energy management in the building sector; however, previous research that determined an EUI benchmark for a type of building resulted in serious problems. Such earlier EUI benchmarks cannot fairly evaluate office buildings with different proportions of parking areas and different numbers of floors, becoming an obstacle for energy management. Therefore, this study proposes an area-weighted office building EUI benchmark that calculates according to office areas and parking areas. This study subsequently surveys the electricity consumption of 58 office buildings in Taiwan to determine the office area EUI benchmark that depends on the number of floors in a building, and suggests a reasonable parking area EUI benchmark. Finally, this study promotes a fairer EUI benchmark and ranking system for office buildings in Taiwan. Such a benchmark and ranking system act as a reference for the promotion of the building energy certificate system in Taiwan.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFrontiers of Green Building, Materials and Civil Engineering
Pages2352-2356
Number of pages5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Nov 1
Event2011 International Conference on Green Building, Materials and Civil Engineering, GBMCE 2011 - Shangri-La, China
Duration: 2011 Aug 222011 Aug 23

Publication series

NameApplied Mechanics and Materials
Volume71-78
ISSN (Print)1660-9336
ISSN (Electronic)1662-7482

Other

Other2011 International Conference on Green Building, Materials and Civil Engineering, GBMCE 2011
CountryChina
CityShangri-La
Period11-08-2211-08-23

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)

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