A Simulated Case Study of Office Building in Pakistan to Improve the Energy Efficiency
Khurshid Ahmad1, Saeed Badshah2, Amer Farhan Rafique3
1Khurshid Ahmad, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Technology, International Islamic University, Islamabad, Pakistan.
2Dr. Saeed Badshah, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Technology, International Islamic University, Islamabad, Pakistan.
3Dr. Amer Farhan Rafique, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Muhammad Ali Jinnah University, Islamabad Pakistan.
Manuscript received on November 19, 2014. | Revised Manuscript received on December 03, 2014. | Manuscript published on December 30, 2014. | PP: 7-9 | Volume-4 Issue-2, December 2014. | Retrieval Number: B3557124214/2013©BEIESP
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Abstract: Office buildings are one of the basic consumers of energy everywhere including Pakistan. As a case study, the present research effort focuses on estimation of energy consumption of a three-storey office building located in Islamabad Pakistan. Essential data was collected and simulated through eQuest Software. Important parameters like window size, double glazing, energy saving lighting, higher thermostat set point and efficient air-conditioning equipment, are then taken as decision variables and are simulated to study their impact on energy consumption. Cost factor in the prevailing market and the payback period including comparison with the baseline model is also presented in this research effort. Results showed that 37.7% of electrical energy used for cooling purposes can be saved by improving the above parameters.
Keywords: EEM, Energy Efficient, HVAC, Area Lights.