Baseline and benchmark model development for hotels

dc.contributor.advisorDong, Bing
dc.contributor.authorHooks, Edward T., Jr.
dc.contributor.committeeMemberKarimi, Amir
dc.contributor.committeeMemberWan, Hung-Da
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dc.description.abstractThe hotel industry currently faces rising energy costs and requires the tools to maximize energy efficiency. In order to achieve this goal a clear definition of the current methods used to measure and monitor energy consumption is made. Uncovering the limitations to the most common practiced analysis strategies and presenting methods that can potentially overcome those limitations is the main purpose. Techniques presented can be used for measurement and verification of energy efficiency plans and retrofits. Also, modern energy modeling tool are introduced to demonstrate how they can be utilized for benchmarking and baseline models. This will provide the ability to obtain energy saving recommendations and parametric analysis to explore energy savings potential. These same energy models can be used in design decisions for new construction. An energy model is created of a resort style hotel that over one million square feet and has over one thousand rooms. A simulation and detailed analysis is performed on a hotel room. The planning process for creating the model and acquiring data from the hotel room to calibrate and verify the simulation will be explained. An explanation as to how this type of modeling can potentially be beneficial for future baseline and benchmarking strategies for the hotel industry. Ultimately the conclusion will address some common obstacles the hotel industry has in reaching their full potential of energy efficiency and how these techniques can best serve them.
dc.description.departmentMechanical Engineering
dc.format.extent97 pages
dc.subjectBuilding Energy Management
dc.subjectBuilding Energy Model
dc.subject.classificationMechanical engineering
dc.subject.lcshHotels -- Energy consumption -- Simulation methods
dc.subject.lcshHotels -- Energy conservation -- Simulation methods
dc.subject.lcshHotels -- Design and construction
dc.titleBaseline and benchmark model development for hotels
dcterms.accessRightspq_closed Engineering of Texas at San Antonio of Science


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