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ThinkMind // GREEN 2017, The Second International Conference on Green Communications, Computing and Technologies // View article green_2017_2_10_90029


An Optimal Energy Conservation Measures Decision Method based on Greenhouse Gas Reduction Target

Authors:
Hong-Soon Nam
Tae-Hyung Kim
Youn-Kwae Jeong

Keywords: energy conservation measure (ECM); greenhouse gas (GHG); building retrofit; building energy

Abstract:
This paper presents an optimal energy conservation measure (ECM) decision method, which is to find optimal ECMs to minimize the initial implementation cost of ECMs for satisfying the target of greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reduction. The method estimates energy savings by implementing ECMs and calculates GHG emission reduction considering both energy savings and carbon dioxide emission factors of each energy source. Then, it decides on the optimal ECMs whose initial implementation cost is minimal while meeting the target of GHG emission reduction. This paper modifies the knapsack algorithm to decide an optimal ECM combination to satisfy the target of GHG emission reduction and presents the simulation results including the optimal ECM list, the amount of GHG emission reduction and implementation cost to verify the optimal ECMs.

Pages: 12 to 15

Copyright: Copyright (c) IARIA, 2017

Publication date: September 10, 2017

Published in: conference

ISSN: 2519-8483

ISBN: 978-1-61208-588-3

Location: Rome, Italy

Dates: from September 10, 2017 to September 14, 2017

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