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Optimization Energy Audit for College Workshop


Sagar Patil , ARMIET; Varsha Magar, SSJCOE; Rajesh Kumar, ARMIET


Audit, Energy, HVAC, College


An essential tool for evaluating energy use trends and spotting potential for efficiency upgrades in buildings is an energy audit. This abstract gives a summary of an energy audit done on a college facility to assess energy use, pinpoint inefficient areas, and suggest long-term energy-saving solutions. The college building's energy systems, including lighting, heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC), electrical equipment, and insulation, were thoroughly assessed as part of the energy audit. We used a variety of data gathering techniques, including on-site measurements, equipment assessments, power bill analyses, and historical energy use data. The results of the energy audit showed several instances of inefficiency and energy waste. Excessive illumination was shown to be significantly impacted by out-of-date lighting fixtures. It was suggested to use energy-efficient lighting technology like LED bulbs and occupancy sensors when it was determined that outdated lighting fixtures were a key cause of excessive energy use. The investigation of the HVAC system revealed insufficient insulation and air leakage, which resulted in substantial heat loss and increased energy use. Improvements in insulation, air leak repairs, and HVAC control optimization were advised for greater effectiveness. Additionally, the audit found potential for energy reduction through tenant participation and behavioral adjustments. To encourage sustainable practices among students, professors, and staff, awareness campaigns and energy-saving recommendations were offered. The possible return on investment for installing energy-efficient measures was assessed using financial assessments, taking into account elements including energy cost reductions, equipment longevity, and readily available incentives and rebates. The audit study also highlighted the advantages of energy conservation for the environment, such as decreased greenhouse gas emissions and improved sustainability. The energy audit of the college building concluded with a list of various chances for energy savings and suggestions for doable actions to optimize energy use and lessen the institution's environmental impact. The college may gain significant energy savings, support sustainability objectives, and set an example for other educational institutions aiming for energy efficiency by putting the proposed methods into practise.

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Paper ID: IJSRDV11I90009
Published in: Volume : 11, Issue : 9
Publication Date: 01/12/2023
Page(s): 1-10

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