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Start point to savings – Better load demand analysis in commercial buildings

Abaravicius, Juozas LU and Pyrko, Jurek LU (2007) ECEEE 2007 Summer Study: Saving Energy -just do it! In Saving energy - just do it! : ECEEE 2007 Summer Study : conference proceedings, 4-9 June 2007, La Colle sur Loup, France. Vol. 2, Panel 4 ; Panel 5 2.
Abstract
Existing installations and energy systems in most commercial buildings could be used in a more efficient way to provide savings – both in terms of energy and load demand. The key for effective operation is a thorough and detailed analysis of energy use patterns that creates essential baseline for energy savings and the development of demand response (DR) strategies.



The knowledge of energy demand variations is still very limited and the use of methods to analyse the load demand is rare. Many utilities have recently installed interval (hourly) metering even for smaller commercial users and households. This is a big step forward; however, experience shows that the data is being used only to a limited extent, mostly for... (More)
Existing installations and energy systems in most commercial buildings could be used in a more efficient way to provide savings – both in terms of energy and load demand. The key for effective operation is a thorough and detailed analysis of energy use patterns that creates essential baseline for energy savings and the development of demand response (DR) strategies.



The knowledge of energy demand variations is still very limited and the use of methods to analyse the load demand is rare. Many utilities have recently installed interval (hourly) metering even for smaller commercial users and households. This is a big step forward; however, experience shows that the data is being used only to a limited extent, mostly for billing purposes only.



This paper reports about a study conducted with the objective of developing a detailed load demand analysis for commercial buildings. The study results should provide essential information for the formation and evaluation of future DR and energy efficiency strategies. This study was performed in collaboration with IKEA and E.ON and contributes to an ongoing IKEA energy efficiency programme. Two sample department stores in Sweden were selected and analysed within this project. The demand data analysis covers almost 3 years period, 2004-2006.



This study contributes to new knowledge of energy use patterns (load demand) in commercial buildings. It proposes solutions of load-related problems, evaluates energy and load savings potential, identifies and analyses the needs, motives and barriers for participation in DR programmes. The study provides recommendations for ongoing and future efficiency and DR strategies and discusses the potential economic benefits from the DR measures. (Less)
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demand patterns, commercial buildings, energy and load savings, efficiency, demand response, Sweden, load demand analysis
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Saving energy - just do it! : ECEEE 2007 Summer Study : conference proceedings, 4-9 June 2007, La Colle sur Loup, France. Vol. 2, Panel 4 ; Panel 5
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Attali, Sophie and Tillerson, Kenya
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2
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European Council for an Energy Efficient Economy (ECEEE)
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ECEEE 2007 Summer Study: Saving Energy -just do it!
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The knowledge of energy demand variations is still very limited and the use of methods to analyse the load demand is rare. Many utilities have recently installed interval (hourly) metering even for smaller commercial users and households. This is a big step forward; however, experience shows that the data is being used only to a limited extent, mostly for billing purposes only. <br/><br>
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This paper reports about a study conducted with the objective of developing a detailed load demand analysis for commercial buildings. The study results should provide essential information for the formation and evaluation of future DR and energy efficiency strategies. This study was performed in collaboration with IKEA and E.ON and contributes to an ongoing IKEA energy efficiency programme. Two sample department stores in Sweden were selected and analysed within this project. The demand data analysis covers almost 3 years period, 2004-2006.<br/><br>
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This study contributes to new knowledge of energy use patterns (load demand) in commercial buildings. It proposes solutions of load-related problems, evaluates energy and load savings potential, identifies and analyses the needs, motives and barriers for participation in DR programmes. The study provides recommendations for ongoing and future efficiency and DR strategies and discusses the potential economic benefits from the DR measures.},
  author       = {Abaravicius, Juozas and Pyrko, Jurek},
  booktitle    = {Saving energy - just do it! : ECEEE 2007 Summer Study : conference proceedings, 4-9 June 2007, La Colle sur Loup, France. Vol. 2, Panel 4 ; Panel 5},
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