Cost-Benefit Analysis for Energy Management in Public Buildings: Four Italian Case Studies
AbstractImproving energy efficiency in public buildings is one of the main challenges for a sustainable requalification of energy issues and a consequent reduction of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. This paper aims to provide preliminary information about economic costs and energy consumption reductions (benefits) of some considered interventions in existing public buildings. Methods include an analysis of some feasible interventions in four selected public buildings. Energy efficiency improvements have been assessed for each feasible intervention. The difference of the building global energy performance index (EPgl) has been assessed before and after each intervention. Economic costs of each intervention have been estimated by averaging the amount demanded by different companies for the same intervention. Results obtained show economic costs and the EPgl percentage improvement for each intervention, highlighting and allowing for the comparison of energy consumption reduction and relative economic costs. The research results come from data gathered from four public buildings, and as such they could not be used to generically identify cost-beneficial energy efficiency interventions for every context or building type. However, the data reveals useful cost based considerations for selecting energy efficiency interventions in other public buildings. View Full-Text
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Astiaso Garcia, D.; Cumo, F.; Tiberi, M.; Sforzini, V.; Piras, G. Cost-Benefit Analysis for Energy Management in Public Buildings: Four Italian Case Studies. Energies 2016, 9, 522.
Astiaso Garcia D, Cumo F, Tiberi M, Sforzini V, Piras G. Cost-Benefit Analysis for Energy Management in Public Buildings: Four Italian Case Studies. Energies. 2016; 9(7):522.Chicago/Turabian Style
Astiaso Garcia, Davide; Cumo, Fabrizio; Tiberi, Mariagrazia; Sforzini, Valentina; Piras, Giuseppe. 2016. "Cost-Benefit Analysis for Energy Management in Public Buildings: Four Italian Case Studies." Energies 9, no. 7: 522.
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