Critical Analysis of Energy Performance of Educational Buildings in a University Campus Setting Using Statistical and En...

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Material Information

Title:
Critical Analysis of Energy Performance of Educational Buildings in a University Campus Setting Using Statistical and Energy Modeling Approaches
Physical Description:
1 online resource (124 p.)
Language:
english
Creator:
Fathi, Soheil
Publisher:
University of Florida
Place of Publication:
Gainesville, Fla.
Publication Date:

Thesis/Dissertation Information

Degree:
Master's ( M.S.)
Degree Grantor:
University of Florida
Degree Disciplines:
Civil Engineering, Civil and Coastal Engineering
Committee Chair:
ELLIS,RALPH D,JR
Committee Co-Chair:
SRINIVASAN,RAVI SHANKAR
Committee Members:
HATFIELD,KIRK

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords:
analysis -- benefits -- efficiency -- energy -- financial -- leed -- measures -- modeling -- regression -- statistical
Civil and Coastal Engineering -- Dissertations, Academic -- UF
Genre:
Civil Engineering thesis, M.S.
bibliography   ( marcgt )
theses   ( marcgt )
government publication (state, provincial, terriorial, dependent)   ( marcgt )
born-digital   ( sobekcm )
Electronic Thesis or Dissertation

Notes

Abstract:
Nowadays, the need for energy efficiency in all industries is gaining more and more attention from government authorities due to climate change concerns, endangered natural habitats, higher energy prices, etc. Building construction industry is involved in a major part of total annual energy consumption of every country. In developed countries buildings are involved in almost 40% of total energy usage and 30% of global annual green-house gas emissions. In year 1998, United States Green Building Council (USGBC)developed a nationally accepted benchmark for green building industry named as Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED). Generally, the main purpose of implementing LEED for assessing buildings was to assure the energy efficiency and environmentally sustainability of them. However, various studies show that in some cases they consume much more energy than similar non-certified ones. The purpose of this study is evaluating the energy performance of UF schools, including LEED and Non-LEED buildings, and assessing the effects of defined Energy Efficiency Measures (EEMs) on their energy performance. Using the statistical and benchmarking methods learned from the existing literature, we provide an appropriate adjusted sample of buildings with available energy consumption data. Then, we conduct a regression analysis for analyzing the behavior of this sample and choose specific buildings for modeling their energy performance. Comparing the calibrated models, we assess their performance in each dividend of energy consumption(such as plug loads, air conditioning and lighting systems, etc.). In addition,the effects of defined EEMs on reducing the energy demands of buildings have been analyzed. Finally, using extrapolation, we discuss about the potential financial benefits of this saving in energy for the University of Florida.
General Note:
In the series University of Florida Digital Collections.
General Note:
Includes vita.
Bibliography:
Includes bibliographical references.
Source of Description:
Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page.
Source of Description:
This bibliographic record is available under the Creative Commons CC0 public domain dedication. The University of Florida Libraries, as creator of this bibliographic record, has waived all rights to it worldwide under copyright law, including all related and neighboring rights, to the extent allowed by law.
Statement of Responsibility:
by Soheil Fathi.
Thesis:
Thesis (M.S.)--University of Florida, 2013.
Local:
Adviser: ELLIS,RALPH D,JR.
Local:
Co-adviser: SRINIVASAN,RAVI SHANKAR.
Electronic Access:
RESTRICTED TO UF STUDENTS, STAFF, FACULTY, AND ON-CAMPUS USE UNTIL 2014-12-31

Record Information

Source Institution:
UFRGP
Rights Management:
Applicable rights reserved.
Classification:
lcc - LD1780 2013
System ID:
UFE0046388:00001