Methodology of data collection and energy analysis for a large scale agency

B. Wade, K. Kwok, W. K. Chong, K. A. Riding

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Abstract

The operation, maintenance, and construction of buildings require a huge amount of energy and generate a significant amount of greenhouse gases (GHG's) (Hendrickson 2000). The energy and GHG's are generated from the process of extracting raw materials, producing and manufacturing new materials, transporting materials to sites, and installing materials (Junnila et al. 2006). Energy conservation and control of GHG's are critical to ensure energy security for future generations and to alleviate the impact of climate change. This paper presents a new approach of Enterprise Carbon Accounting. The method is based on categorization depending on the size of the organization and its assets. Categorization of similar buildings and assets are averaged and analyzed as a unit. Outliers and averages of each type are then examined for causes, correlations, and future solutions. The proposed method will establish a carbon emission and energy use baseline for the large scale agency.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationICSDC 2011
Subtitle of host publicationIntegrating Sustainability Practices in the Construction Industry - Proceedings of the International Conference on Sustainable Design and Construction 2011
Pages43-49
Number of pages7
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 12 2012
Externally publishedYes
EventInternational Conference on Sustainable Design and Construction 2011: Integrating Sustainability Practices in the Construction Industry, ICSDC 2011 - Kansas City, MO, United States
Duration: Mar 23 2011Mar 25 2011

Publication series

NameICSDC 2011: Integrating Sustainability Practices in the Construction Industry - Proceedings of the International Conference on Sustainable Design and Construction 2011

Other

OtherInternational Conference on Sustainable Design and Construction 2011: Integrating Sustainability Practices in the Construction Industry, ICSDC 2011
CountryUnited States
CityKansas City, MO
Period3/23/113/25/11

Keywords

  • Climate change
  • Data collection
  • Emissions
  • Energy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Building and Construction

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    Wade, B., Kwok, K., Chong, W. K., & Riding, K. A. (2012). Methodology of data collection and energy analysis for a large scale agency. In ICSDC 2011: Integrating Sustainability Practices in the Construction Industry - Proceedings of the International Conference on Sustainable Design and Construction 2011 (pp. 43-49). (ICSDC 2011: Integrating Sustainability Practices in the Construction Industry - Proceedings of the International Conference on Sustainable Design and Construction 2011). https://doi.org/10.1061/41204(426)6