Energy efficient method identification for an education building

Emmanuel Ayala, Jelisa Kocurek, Joel Wright, Leah Sijansky, Jackie Chang, Ricardo Contreras, Gang Wang

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

6 Scopus citations


The studied educational building is a three story building with a total floor area of 78,000 square feet. It consists of classrooms, computer and research laboratories, and faculty offices. The lighting system uses T8 fluorescent light bulbs with manual switches. The heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) system is equipped with four single duct variable air volume (VAV) air handling units (AHU). A series of test conducted on the building reveals the enormous energy savings through the use of energy efficient methods. These methods were identified and savings were measured or estimated for the electrical and HVAC systems. The projected annual saving was calculated between $36,309 and $42,809. This paper presents the detailed methodology used in identifying these energy efficient methods.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAEI 2011
Subtitle of host publicationBuilding Integrated Solutions - Proceedings of the AEI 2011 Conference
Number of pages9
StatePublished - Jun 13 2011
Externally publishedYes
EventAEI 2011: Building Integrated Solutions - Oakland, CA, United States
Duration: Mar 30 2011Apr 2 2011

Publication series

NameAEI 2011: Building Integrated Solutions - Proceedings of the AEI 2011 Conference


OtherAEI 2011: Building Integrated Solutions
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityOakland, CA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Building and Construction


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