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An object-oriented energy benchmark for the evaluation of the office building stock

Xinyi Li, Runming Yao, Qin Li, Yong Ding and Baizhan Li

Utilities Policy, 2018, vol. 51, issue C, 1-11

Abstract: Energy benchmarking is useful for understanding and enhancing building performance. The aim of this research is to develop an object-oriented energy benchmarking method for the evaluation of energy performance in buildings. Statistical analysis of the four-year monitored energy consumption data for office buildings was conducted. The results show that the energy use intensity follows the lognormal distribution with the Shapiro–Wilk normality test. Based on the lognormal distribution, the energy rating system for office buildings has been established. An object-oriented energy use intensity quota determination model has been developed. This research provides practical tools that enable decision-makers to evaluate a building's energy performance and determine the energy benchmark.

Keywords: Energy consumption; Energy conservation; Building energy benchmark; Office building; Quota; Carbon emissions (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2018
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