Analysis of energy use in building services of the industrial sector in California: two case studies

Publication Type

Journal Article

Abstract

In this paper, we address the energy use in the building services of the industrial sector by closely examining and analyzing energy use in two industrial facilities in California. Based on the information obtained for the selected case studies, we discuss the design consideration for these industrial buildings, characterize their energy use, and review their conservation and peak-demand reduction potentials. The study concludes that the lighting and the HVAC energy-use characteristics of high-tech industries (as represented by our case-study buildings) and their conservation potentials are very much comparable to those of office buildings. Simulating the impact of conservation measures commonly recommended for office buildings, we estimate that more than 50% of electricity and gas use for the building services in the two case-study facilities can be cost-effectively saved.

Journal

Energy and Buildings

Volume

19

Year of Publication

1992

Pagination

133-141
Research Areas