Increasing energy efficiency by considering building's life cycle

Mohammed Ali Berawi, Antony Sihombing, P. Miraj, R. Windrayani

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Greenhouse gas and carbon emission have a considerable impact on the people behavior on constructing new buildings. One of the attempt to combat environmental issues is by implementing renewable energy such as photovoltaics (PV) into the buildings. However, a high cost from sustainability concept makes building owners or investors hesitate to use the device. The research aims to evaluate the solar energy implementation by taking university library building as the case study. Due to space and cost aspects, the analysis only considers lighting system. The life cycle cost is used to generate the best alternatives to the building. The results show three potential options; alternative one use public electricity from state-owned enterprises in the energy sector with a fluorescent lamp, alternative two use PV with a fluorescent lamp and alternative three use PV with LED lamp. Alternative three recommends as the most potential implementation on the building as it generates lower initial cost, moderate cost of operation and maintenance as well as fair salvage value.

Original languageEnglish
Article number012097
JournalIOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 25 Jan 2018
Event2nd International Tropical Renewable Energy Conference, i-TREC 2017 - Bali, Indonesia
Duration: 3 Oct 20174 Oct 2017


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