Cross-case energy simulation modeling analysis in healthcare facilities retrofit

Atefeh Mohammadpour, Ibrahim Alanqar, Chimay Anumba, John Messner

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Abstract

Healthcare is one of the most complex and energy-intensive industries in the United States. Healthcare facilities consume 836 trillion BTUs, spending more than $8.8 billion, 1 to 3 percent of the operating cost, and 15 percent of their annual profits on energy each year. Retrofitting healthcare facilities, from a small renovation to building a new department, is considered an important approach to overcoming these challenges and provides an opportunity to implement energy conservation measures. This paper focuses on the energy consumption of three retrofit projects in three major hospitals and compares energy consumption before and after the retrofit. Based on the information collected from the Facility Departments, simulation models for the selected retrofit projects were developed and Energy Plus building energy simulation program was used to model the facilities. Monthly and annual energy simulation modeling results, before and after the retrofit, are compared and analyzed to identify key factors and opportunities for saving energy in existing healthcare facilities.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationComputing in Civil and Building Engineering - Proceedings of the 2014 International Conference on Computing in Civil and Building Engineering
EditorsR. Raymond Issa, Ian Flood
PublisherAmerican Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
Pages1683-1690
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9780784413616
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014
Event2014 International Conference on Computing in Civil and Building Engineering - Orlando, United States
Duration: Jun 23 2014Jun 25 2014

Publication series

NameComputing in Civil and Building Engineering - Proceedings of the 2014 International Conference on Computing in Civil and Building Engineering

Other

Other2014 International Conference on Computing in Civil and Building Engineering
CountryUnited States
CityOrlando
Period6/23/146/25/14

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Building and Construction

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    Mohammadpour, A., Alanqar, I., Anumba, C., & Messner, J. (2014). Cross-case energy simulation modeling analysis in healthcare facilities retrofit. In R. R. Issa, & I. Flood (Eds.), Computing in Civil and Building Engineering - Proceedings of the 2014 International Conference on Computing in Civil and Building Engineering (pp. 1683-1690). (Computing in Civil and Building Engineering - Proceedings of the 2014 International Conference on Computing in Civil and Building Engineering). American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). https://doi.org/10.1061/9780784413616.209