Carbon Brainprint Case Study: intelligent buildings

Show simple item record Parsons, David J. - Chatterton, Julia C. - Clements-Croome, Derek - Elmualim, Abbas - Darby, Howard - Yearly, Tom - Davies, Gareth 2012-02-16T23:04:06Z 2012-02-16T23:04:06Z 2011-07-31T00:00:00Z -
dc.identifier.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.
dc.description.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 behaviour change. 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. en_UK
dc.language.iso en_UK -
dc.subject carbon footprint en_UK
dc.subject greenhouse gases en_UK
dc.subject climate change en_UK
dc.subject global warming en_UK
dc.subject LCA en_UK
dc.subject universities en_UK
dc.subject research en_UK
dc.subject energy en_UK
dc.subject efficiency en_UK
dc.subject buildings en_UK
dc.title Carbon Brainprint Case Study: intelligent buildings en_UK
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