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Analysis of sensory information for efficient operation of energy management systems in commercial hotels

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.

Item Type: Article
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
Published Version: http://www.ejse.org/
Status: Published
Publisher: Electronic Journal of Structural Engineering
URI: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/43282

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