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dc.contributor.authorChihib, Mehdi
dc.contributor.authorSalmerón-Manzano, Esther (1)
dc.contributor.authorManzano-Agugliaro, Francisco
dc.description.abstractSeveral factors impact the energy use of university campus buildings. This study aims to benchmark the energy use in universities with Mediterranean climates. The University of Almeria campus was used as a case study, and different types of buildings were analyzed. The second goal was to model the electricity consumption and determinate which parameter correlate strongly with energy use. Macro-scale energy consumption data during a period of seven years were gathered alongside cross-sectional buildings information. Eight years of daily outdoor temperature data were recorded and stored for every half hour. This dataset was eventually used to calculate heating and cooling degree-days. The weather factor was recognized as the variable with the greatest impact on campus energy consumption, and as the coefficient indicated a strong correlation, a linear regression model was established to forecast future energy use. A threshold of 8 GWh has been estimated as the energy consumption limit to be achieved despite the growth of the university. Finally, it is based on the results to inform the recommendations for decision making in order to act effectively to optimize and achieve a return on investment.es_ES
dc.relation.ispartofseries;vol. 12, nº 4
dc.subjectcampus energy consumptiones_ES
dc.subjectheating and cooling degree-dayses_ES
dc.subjectenergy modeles_ES
dc.subjectoccupancy ratees_ES
dc.titleBenchmarking Energy Use at University of Almeria (Spain)es_ES
dc.typeArticulo Revista Indexadaes_ES

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