Towards Energy Efficient Office Buildings in Denmark: The Maersk Building Case Study

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Abstract

Buildings in the EU contribute to about 40% of the overall energy consumption and 36% of CO 2 emissions. Denmark is one of the active countries in the EU in terms of improving buildings energy performance and integrating renewable energy resources in the energy production scheme with a long-term 2050 objective of a fossil fuels-independent energy supply sector. This study targets the office buildings sector in Denmark considering a case study of the Maersk Building, located at the University of Southern Denmark Odense campus, aiming to improve its energy performance. A detailed model for the office building was developed using a package of Google Sketchup, Open Studio and Energy Plus modelling and simulation tools. It was shown that the building overall primary energy consumption is as high as 195.82 kWh/m 2. Applying retrofit measures and energy management and control strategies, the building energy consumption was reduced to comply with the BR10 Danish building regulations. Moreover, additional reduction in the energy consumption was achieved through implementing a PV system on the building roof which allows improving the building energy level to 2015 low energy class building.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 29th International Conference on Efficiency, Cost, Optimisation, Simulation and Environmental Impact of Energy Systems
EditorsAndrej Kitanovski, Alojz Poredoš
PublisherUniversity of Ljubljana
Publication date2016
ISBN (Print)978-961-6980-15-9
ISBN (Electronic)9789616980159
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Event 29th International Conference on Efficiency, Cost, Optimization, Simulation and Envionmental Impact of Energy Systems - Portorož, Slovenia
Duration: 19. Jun 201623. Jun 2016
Conference number: 29

Conference

Conference 29th International Conference on Efficiency, Cost, Optimization, Simulation and Envionmental Impact of Energy Systems
Number29
Country/TerritorySlovenia
CityPortorož
Period19/06/201623/06/2016

Keywords

  • BR10 building regulation
  • Energy Plus
  • Energy efficiency
  • Energy retrofit
  • Energy simulation
  • Office building

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