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Abstract

In order to develop a platform to assess building operational energy performance and identify energy conservation measures in existing buildings, Qatar Energy and Environment Research Institute (QEERI) has released a proposal to conduct a survey to benchmark existing building performance and to identify the energy conservation measures needed in order to reduce energy consumption. Qatar Green Building Council (QGBC) and QEERI agreed to take the Clubhouse as a first model for this endeavor, as it is a QF public facility. This paper summarizes the work conducted during energy auditing of the Clubhouse through analysis and assessment. It also recommends the potential changes that can be made to the architectural design, operation and maintenance of the existing system in order to reduce energy consumption and prioritize each opportunity in terms of the cost and potential benefit. An energy saving of approximately 55% of the current energy usage (from 1,379,090 kWh/year to 758499 kWh/year) was found possible by applying the recommended energy conservation measures.

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2015-04-22
2019-11-20
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  • Received: 22 April 2015
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