A DECISION SUPPORT TOOL TO RANK ENERGY EFFICIENCY OPTIONS IN SERVICES BUILDINGS

João Pedro Gouveia, Sofia G. Simoes, Marko Cavar, Adam Babic, Monica Salvia, Carmelina Cosmi, Norberto Fueyo, Maria Herrando, Antonio Gomez

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Abstract

The reduction of energy use and related emissions in the built environment is a priority for both national and local authorities. Public authorities have to manage varied building stocks with generally low budget available, thus needing to enhance their institutional capacity in the field of energy efficiency and use of renewable energy sources. This paper describes a Decision Support Tool (DST), designed for comparing a portfolio of energy efficiency and renewable energy interventions on the overall set of municipal public buildings of a given local authority resulting in an evaluation of the investment opportunities in terms of costs, energy savings and CO2 emissions avoided. The DST was co-developed, validated and tested for over 300 Municipal Public Buildings (MPB) from five Mediterranean countries (Italy, Portugal, Spain, Greece and Croatia). Selected results are presented for Leziria do Tejo region in Portugal, depicting a ranking of public buildings by the considered criteria. Advantages and disadvantages identified by its users and the usability of the DST are also unfolded.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPROCEEDINGS OF THE 4TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON ENERGY & ENVIRONMENT (ICEE 2019): BRINGING TOGETHER ENGINEERING AND ECONOMICS
EditorsP. Ferreira, I. Soares
PublisherUniversidade do Minho
Pages220-225
ISBN (Print)978-989-97050-9-8
Publication statusPublished - 2019
Event4th International Conference on Energy and Environment - Bringing together Engineering and Economics (ICEE) - Guimarães, Portugal
Duration: 16 May 201917 May 2019

Publication series

NameICEE International Conference on Energy & Environment
ISSN (Print)2183-3982

Conference

Conference4th International Conference on Energy and Environment - Bringing together Engineering and Economics (ICEE)
CountryPortugal
CityGuimarães
Period16/05/1917/05/19

Keywords

  • Decision Support Tool
  • Energy Efficiency Options
  • Municipal Public Buildings

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Gouveia, J. P., Simoes, S. G., Cavar, M., Babic, A., Salvia, M., Cosmi, C., ... Gomez, A. (2019). A DECISION SUPPORT TOOL TO RANK ENERGY EFFICIENCY OPTIONS IN SERVICES BUILDINGS. In P. Ferreira, & I. Soares (Eds.), PROCEEDINGS OF THE 4TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON ENERGY & ENVIRONMENT (ICEE 2019): BRINGING TOGETHER ENGINEERING AND ECONOMICS (pp. 220-225). (ICEE International Conference on Energy & Environment). Universidade do Minho.