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Article: Use of electrical energy in university buildings: A Hong Kong case study

TitleUse of electrical energy in university buildings: A Hong Kong case study
Authors
KeywordsBuildings
Electricity
Energy Consumption
Hong Kong
Life Cycle Costs
Universities
Issue Date2006
PublisherEmerald Group Publishing Limited. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.emeraldinsight.com/f.htm
Citation
Facilities, 2006, v. 24 n. 1-2, p. 5-17 How to Cite?
AbstractPurpose: The purpose of this paper is to address the issue of electrical energy consumption through case studies of a small sample of buildings on a university campus in Hong Kong. Design/methodology/approach: Data were used to produce deterministic time-series models and so aid analysis of the climatic effects on energy consumption. Semi-structured interviews were employed to supplement the data. Both technical factors impacting on energy consumption and behavioural considerations are addressed. Findings: Conclusions demonstrate the impact of functions housed in the buildings, their intensity of occupation, and that the increased consumption to combat high temperatures and relative humidity during the summer can be mitigated by improved control systems and increased awareness of users to induce less energy consuming behaviour. Research limitations/implications: Limitations of the empirical study are due to the rather short run of data which were available for the case study buildings and the particular functions of the buildings studied. More detailed data of energy consumption is desirable. Complimentary studies should concern different building functional types and other locations, involving varying climatic conditions. Practical implications: The findings demonstrate the value of time series models of, and the impacts of the main variables on energy consumption and so, should inform design decisions regarding life cycle costing of buildings and foster energy conservation. Originality/value: This paper has provided empirical modelling of energy uses in the case study buildings and thereby demonstrated the impacts on energy uses of certain major variables to inform design for energy conservation. © Emerald Group Publishing Limited.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/168730
ISSN
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.371
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dc.contributor.authorFellows, RFen_US
dc.contributor.authorLiu, AMMen_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-10-08T03:31:53Z-
dc.date.available2012-10-08T03:31:53Z-
dc.date.issued2006en_US
dc.identifier.citationFacilities, 2006, v. 24 n. 1-2, p. 5-17en_US
dc.identifier.issn0263-2772en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/168730-
dc.description.abstractPurpose: The purpose of this paper is to address the issue of electrical energy consumption through case studies of a small sample of buildings on a university campus in Hong Kong. Design/methodology/approach: Data were used to produce deterministic time-series models and so aid analysis of the climatic effects on energy consumption. Semi-structured interviews were employed to supplement the data. Both technical factors impacting on energy consumption and behavioural considerations are addressed. Findings: Conclusions demonstrate the impact of functions housed in the buildings, their intensity of occupation, and that the increased consumption to combat high temperatures and relative humidity during the summer can be mitigated by improved control systems and increased awareness of users to induce less energy consuming behaviour. Research limitations/implications: Limitations of the empirical study are due to the rather short run of data which were available for the case study buildings and the particular functions of the buildings studied. More detailed data of energy consumption is desirable. Complimentary studies should concern different building functional types and other locations, involving varying climatic conditions. Practical implications: The findings demonstrate the value of time series models of, and the impacts of the main variables on energy consumption and so, should inform design decisions regarding life cycle costing of buildings and foster energy conservation. Originality/value: This paper has provided empirical modelling of energy uses in the case study buildings and thereby demonstrated the impacts on energy uses of certain major variables to inform design for energy conservation. © Emerald Group Publishing Limited.en_US
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherEmerald Group Publishing Limited. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.emeraldinsight.com/f.htmen_US
dc.relation.ispartofFacilitiesen_US
dc.subjectBuildingsen_US
dc.subjectElectricityen_US
dc.subjectEnergy Consumptionen_US
dc.subjectHong Kongen_US
dc.subjectLife Cycle Costsen_US
dc.subjectUniversitiesen_US
dc.titleUse of electrical energy in university buildings: A Hong Kong case studyen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
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dc.identifier.doi10.1108/02632770610639161en_US
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dc.identifier.volume24en_US
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