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|Document Type: ||Report|
|Title: ||Carbon Brainprint Case Study: intelligent buildings|
|Authors: ||Parsons, David J.|
Chatterton, Julia C.
|Issue Date: ||2011|
|Citation: ||David Parsons, Julia Chatterton, Derek Clements-Croome, Abbas Elmualim, Howard Darby, Tom Yearly, Gareth Davies. Carbon brainprint case study: intelligent buildings. Centre for Environmental Risks and Futures. Cranfield University. July 2011.|
|Abstract: ||It is estimated that non-domestic buildings were responsible for 18% of UK total
greenhousegas emissions (582 Mt CO2e/year) in 2010. Of non-domestic building
emissions, 34%(36 Mt CO2e/year) was due to lighting, office equipment and
catering and 46%(49 Mt CO2e/year) was due to heating.
A team consisting of researchers at the University of Reading, the University's
FacilitiesManagement Directorate and Newera Controls Ltd. conducted two separate
investigations tomeasure and demonstrate the potential for two important and
complementary approaches inachieving energy efficiency and greenhouse gas
emission reductions in buildings. The firstfocused on influencing user
behaviour, in an office building on the main campus. The secondconsidered an
interventionist approach in an accommodation block at the Henley BusinessSchool
using intelligent monitoring and control systems.
To date, the first investigation has demonstrated a 20% saving in lighting,
office equipment andcatering energy use, largely through user awareness and
The second has indicated that savings in heating energy of the order of 24% can
be achievedby enhancement of legacy Building Management Systems (BMS) using a
Building EnergyManagement System (BEMS). There is also scope for further savings
if the BEMS system isextended to other services such as lighting.|
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