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Title: Estimation of Energy Savings Potential in Higher Education Buildings Supported by Energy Performance Benchmarking: A Case Study
Authors: Bernardo, Hermano 
Oliveira, Filipe T. 
Keywords: higher education buildings; energy efficiency; energy management; energy benchmarking
Issue Date: 2018
Publisher: MDPI
Project: Polytechnic Institute of Leiria under project “OCEEES” 
UID/MULTI/00308/2013 
Serial title, monograph or event: Environments
Volume: 5
Issue: 8
Abstract: This paper presents results of work developed in the field of building energy benchmarking applied to the building stock of the Polytechnic Institute of Leiria, Portugal, based on a thorough energy performance characterisation of each of its buildings. To address the benchmarking of the case study buildings, an energy efficiency ranking system was applied. Following an energy audit of each building, they were grouped in different typologies according to the main end-use activities developed: Pedagogic buildings, canteens, residential buildings and office buildings. Then, an energy usage indicator was used to establish a metric to rank the buildings of each typology according to their energy efficiency. The energy savings potential was also estimated, based on the reference building energy usage indicator for each typology, and considering two different scenarios, yielding potential savings between 10% and 34% in final energy consumption.
URI: https://hdl.handle.net/10316/107550
ISSN: 2076-3298
DOI: 10.3390/environments5080085
Rights: openAccess
Appears in Collections:FCTUC Eng.Electrotécnica - Artigos em Revistas Internacionais
I&D INESCC - Artigos em Revistas Internacionais

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