Udawatta, L, Perera, A and Witharana, S (2010) Analysis of sensory information for efficient operation of energy management systems in commercial hotels. Electronic Journal of Structural Engineering, EJSE S. 113 - 120 . ISSN 1443-9255
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Due to fluctuating energy prices and ever-increasing uncertainties in supply, the industrial and commercial sectors are poised to speed up introduction of energy saving mechanisms. Having badly hit by re-cent economic recession, the hotel industry has ever more reasons to save energy. A typical star-class hotel was chosen to conduct the energy usage optimization study presented in this paper. The hotel’s energy con-sumption pattern data was collected and analysed. Based on sensor information and manage information sys-tem data, cooling load requirement is correlated with the number of occupied rooms. It is shown that substan-tial savings can be achieved by introduction of wing operation to the hotel room allocation system. Moreover, the findings from the present study can be incorporated into a building management system (BMS) when it comes to automating the wing operations.
|Copyright, Publisher and Additional Information:||© 2010 Electronic Journal of Structural Engineering. Reproduced in accordance with the publisher's self-archiving policy.|
|Institution:||The University of Leeds|
|Academic Units:||The University of Leeds > Faculty of Engineering (Leeds) > School of Chemical & Process Engineering (Leeds)|
|Depositing User:||Symplectic Publications|
|Date Deposited:||15 Sep 2011 11:42|
|Last Modified:||28 Jun 2014 15:59|
|Publisher:||Electronic Journal of Structural Engineering|