Electricity consumption of refurbished historic buildings in Malaysia

S N Kamaruzzaman, Rodger Edwards, Jonathan Dewsbury

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    Abstract

    Malaysia's economic growth in the mid 1980s contributed to the need for more buildings especially in large cities. To fulfill this need, most of the historic buildings have been refurbished and converted into other usage. Where buildings in Malaysia are concerned, energy uses are reflected by the energy consumption in the industrial and commercial sectors. Most of the buildings energy consumption uses electricity for the running and operating such as running the plants, lighting, lifts and escalators and other equipment in the building. These are amongst the factors that resulting in the high demand of electricity in Malaysia. This paper investigates the energy use characteristics in four refurbished historic buildings in Malaysia focusing on electricity. The analysis was performed on annual data, allowing comparison with published benchmark to give an indication of efficiency. It is anticipated that this study gives a good indication of the electricity consumption characteristics of historic buildings in Malaysia.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publication5th International Postgraduate Research Conference, University of Salford, UK
    Publication statusPublished - 14 Apr 2005
    Event5th International Postgraduate Research Conference, University of Salford, UK -
    Duration: 1 Jan 1824 → …

    Conference

    Conference5th International Postgraduate Research Conference, University of Salford, UK
    Period1/01/24 → …

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