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dc.contributor.authorKhoshbakht, Maryam
dc.contributor.authorGou, Zhonghua
dc.contributor.authorDupre, Karine
dc.date.accessioned2019-07-04T12:32:56Z
dc.date.available2019-07-04T12:32:56Z
dc.date.issued2018
dc.identifier.issn0378-7788
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.enbuild.2018.01.001
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/368820
dc.description.abstractHigher education buildings serve complex functions by providing spaces for various activities and disciplines. This study aims to understand energy use characteristics of different types of buildings in higher education campuses and to establish an energy benchmark system. The data was collected form 80 university campus buildings in Australia. Energy consumption (EC) and energy use intensity (EUI) as well as related space types and occupancy conditions were analysed. Based on a comparative study of several statistical methods, the stochastic frontier analysis (SFA) method was selected as the most appropriate benchmarking technique for this research. The benchmark values for various activities and disciplines were determined using the SFA statistical technique. Regarding activities, buildings which were used mostly for research had the highest benchmark EUI value at 216 kWh/m2/year and buildings for academic offices had the lowest benchmark value at 137 kWh/m2/year. When considering disciplines, buildings for Science had the highest benchmark EUI value at 164 kWh/m2/year and buildings for Health had the lowest benchmark value at 136 kWh/m2/year. The energy benchmarks developed for each building type can guide university authorities to promote energy efficiency by evaluating energy use, determining feasible energy saving techniques, and forecasting future planning development.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherElsevier
dc.publisher.placeNetherlands
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom1
dc.relation.ispartofpageto28
dc.relation.ispartofjournalEnergy and Buildings
dc.subject.fieldofresearchEngineering
dc.subject.fieldofresearchBuilt environment and design
dc.subject.fieldofresearchArchitectural science and technology
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode40
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode33
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode330105
dc.titleEnergy use characteristics and benchmarking for higher education buildings
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
dcterms.licensehttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
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gro.facultyGriffith Sciences, Griffith School of Environment
gro.description.notepublicThis publication has been entered into Griffith Research Online as an Advanced Online Version.
gro.rights.copyright© 2018 Elsevier. Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International Licence (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/) which permits unrestricted, non-commercial use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, providing that the work is properly cited.
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gro.griffith.authorDupre, Karine
gro.griffith.authorGou, Zhonghua
gro.griffith.authorKhoshbakht Iradmoosa, Maryam


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