CSF Building Energy Consumption Analysis and Cost Estimate of Electric Resistive Heating System

Iqbal, Tariq and Liyanage, Chamila J. (2023) CSF Building Energy Consumption Analysis and Cost Estimate of Electric Resistive Heating System. In: The 32nd Annual Newfoundland Electrical and Computer Engineering Conference, November 14, 2023, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador.

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This paper presents findings from an energy consumption analysis of the Core Science Facility (CSF) at Memorial University of Newfoundland (MUN) and estimates the cost of implementing an electric resistive heating system. The study aims to assess current energy usage based on twelve months of actual consumption data and evaluate the feasibility of transitioning to an energy-efficient heating system. The analysis indicates the current Energy Use Intensity (EUI) is around 2.15GJ/m2, compared to the National median reference of 1.04GJ/m2 for a university. The cost estimate includes upfront investment for procurement and installation, with consideration of operational costs. Findings will be used to develop an energy model using Energy Plus Open Studio software to explore the potential savings while reducing greenhouse gas emissions. The study highlights the importance of environmental sustainability and long-term benefits of energy-efficiency in alignment with sustainability goals.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
URI: http://research.library.mun.ca/id/eprint/16248
Item ID: 16248
Keywords: energy consumption, space heating, building energy optimization, electric resistive heating
Department(s): Engineering and Applied Science, Faculty of
Date: 14 November 2023
Date Type: Submission

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