Evaluation of Indoor Environment System’s Strategy for Airport Buildings
International Journal of Sustainable and Green Energy
Volume 4, Issue 3, May 2015, Pages: 73-84
Received: Feb. 21, 2015; Accepted: Mar. 9, 2015; Published: Apr. 22, 2015
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Abdulhameed Danjuma Mambo, Department of Building, Federal University of Technology, PMB 65, Minna, Nigeria
Mahroo Eftekhari, School of Civil and Building Engineering, Loughborough University, LE11 3TU, UK
Thomas Steffen, Department of Aeronautic and Automotive Engineering, Loughborough University, LE11 3TU, UK
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Abstract
Airport terminals are energy intensive buildings. They are mostly thought to operate on a 24/7 scale and so indoor environment systems run on full schedules and do not have fine control based on detailed passenger flow information. While this assumption of round-the-clock operation may be true for the public areas of the airport building and so opportunity for complete shut-down of HVAC and lighting systems are limited especially in a busy airport terminals, there are many passenger exclusive area within the airport in which occupancy varies strictly with flight schedules. This paper presents the results of indoor environment measurement and flight schedules to identify such opportunities and to implement energy conservation measure in the passenger exclusive areas of the airport building. It also uses building simulation to assess the benefits of such energy saving interventions in terms of comfort, energy and carbon emission savings.
Keywords
Airport Terminal Building, Energy Conservation in Airport Terminal, Flight Schedule, Thermal Comfort
To cite this article
Abdulhameed Danjuma Mambo, Mahroo Eftekhari, Thomas Steffen, Evaluation of Indoor Environment System’s Strategy for Airport Buildings, International Journal of Sustainable and Green Energy. Vol. 4, No. 3, 2015, pp. 73-84. doi: 10.11648/j.ijrse.20150403.12
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