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Buildings 2018, 8(10), 136; https://doi.org/10.3390/buildings8100136

Energy Diagnosis of University Buildings: Renewable Energy Institute from UNAM

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Instituto de Energías Renovables, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, 62580 Temixco, Mexico
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Instituto de Ingeniería, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, 04510 Mexico City, Mexico
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Centro de Innovación en Ingeniería Aplicada, Universidad Católica del Maule, 3480112 Talca, Chile
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Received: 23 July 2018 / Revised: 18 September 2018 / Accepted: 25 September 2018 / Published: 27 September 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Building Sustainability Assessment)
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The purpose of this study has been to conduct an energy diagnosis research of the third level. An energy diagnosis is a tool aimed to seek improvements related to measures of energy efficiency and saving, and environmental conservation as well. These improvements would prove to be relevant for any kind of building. The diagnosis was carried out in 36 university buildings (Renewable Energy Institute—REI) through survey and census; that in order (to identify and) to characterize current patterns of energy consumption and demand, as well as for generating specific strategies towards energy efficiency and saving, for instance the identification of systemic indicators and corrective proposals, and non-financial investment. The results promote the achievement of grand energy efficiency. The task on energy conservation entails the supporting participation of each person who either studies or works in the entity, whereas some other activities require economic stimulus for being implemented. Annual per capita energy consumption in the REI is 40 kWh/person: that is greater than the country’s average consumption rate. The main energy consumption corresponds to Building 3.1 (49% of total energy consumption). This is due to its large concentration of laboratories specialized in renewable energy research and innovation. View Full-Text
Keywords: energy diagnosis; energy efficiency; energy consumption and demand energy diagnosis; energy efficiency; energy consumption and demand
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González-Galvez, O.; Morales, M.; Seefoó, C.; Morillón, D.; Valdés, H. Energy Diagnosis of University Buildings: Renewable Energy Institute from UNAM. Buildings 2018, 8, 136.

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