An energy efficiency evaluation measure of water supply systems for high-rise buildings

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Abstract

High-rise housing, a trend in densely populated cities around the world, increases energy use for water supply and corresponding greenhouse gas emissions. This paper presents an energy efficiency evaluation measure for water supply system designs and demonstrates its applications in a typical water supply system installation of buildings. The energy efficiency for water supply system operation is the potential energy of the water demands in buildings divided by the required pumping energy. To demonstrate that the measure is useful for establishing optimal design solutions that integrate energy consumption into urban water planning processes that cater to various building demands and usage patterns, measurement data of high-rise residential buildings in Hong Kong were used. The results showed that this measure could serve as a useful benchmark reference for water supply system designs and establish demand management programs for buildings.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHydraulic Engineering IV - Proceedings of the 4th International Technical Conference on Hydraulic Engineering, CHE 2016
PublisherCRC Press/Balkema
Pages7-10
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)9781138029484
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2016
Event4th International Technical Conference on Hydraulic Engineering, CHE 2016 held in conjunction with 5th International Workshop on Environment and Safety Engineering, WESE 2016 and 2nd International Structural and Civil Engineering Workshop, SCEW 2016 - Shenzhen, Hong Kong
Duration: 16 Jul 201617 Jul 2016

Conference

Conference4th International Technical Conference on Hydraulic Engineering, CHE 2016 held in conjunction with 5th International Workshop on Environment and Safety Engineering, WESE 2016 and 2nd International Structural and Civil Engineering Workshop, SCEW 2016
CountryHong Kong
CityShenzhen
Period16/07/1617/07/16

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Water Science and Technology
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
  • Environmental Engineering

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