Encyclopedia of Sustainability in Higher Education

2019 Edition
| Editors: Walter Leal Filho

Energy Management Tools for Sustainability

  • Filipe Tadeu OliveiraEmail author
  • Hermano Bernardo
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-11352-0_73

Abstract

Energy efficiency is the solution for a building to provide a comfortable environment with limited energy consumption. This entry will outline some of the most significant tools an energy manager can resort to when attempting to improve energy efficiency in a building. Tools such as energy audits, energy benchmarking, building automation, building energy simulation, and energy management systems, among others, are presented in a brief and practical way, with particular emphasis on their application to higher education buildings. The main conclusions point out the specificity of these types of buildings, recognize the importance of engaging building users in energy management activities, and suggest such topics could be included in the curricula of courses.

Keywords

Energy efficiency Energy management tools Higher education buildings 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Technology and ManagementPolytechnic Institute of LeiriaLeiriaPortugal
  2. 2.Institute for Systems Engineering and Computers at CoimbraCoimbraPortugal

Section editors and affiliations

  • Nelson Amaro
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Sustainable DevelopmentGalileo UniversityGuatemala CityGuatemala