Control system for energy reduction in vacant environments

Filbert Musau

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Abstract

The existing building stock is central to the mitigation of global CO 2 emissions [1]. The energy used in UK buildings includes avoidable waste of between 25% - 50% of the minimum required for user comfort and equipment [2, 3]. There are more refurbishment, conversion and renovation than new built projects at any time in the UK construction industry. These present rich opportunities for installing energy saving innovations. This paper assesses the energy saving potential of a 'Control System for Energy Reduction in Vacant Environments' (ConSERVE) in buildings with hot water heating radiators. The results show that the widespread application of ConSERVE can significantly reduce the UK's national energy use. The value of such a control system is therefore undoubtedly great in the context of UK's target of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 80% by 2050.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPLEA 2009 - Architecture Energy and the Occupant's Perspective: Proceedings of the 26th International Conference on Passive and Low Energy Architecture
Place of PublicationQuebec
PublisherLes Presses de l'Universite Laval
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)978-2-7637-8939-2
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Event26th International Conference on Passive and Low Energy Architecture: Architecture Energy and the Occupant's Perspective - Quebec City, QC, Canada
Duration: 22 Jun 200924 Jun 2009

Conference

Conference26th International Conference on Passive and Low Energy Architecture: Architecture Energy and the Occupant's Perspective
Abbreviated titlePLEA 2009
CountryCanada
CityQuebec City, QC
Period22/06/0924/06/09

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