A study of energy consumption for office buildings in Vietnam for sustainable energy and climate change mitigation
Keywords:Energy consumption, Energy use intensity (EUI), Commercial office, Government office
This study used survey data to evaluate the current status of electrical energy use of commercial office (CO) and governmental office (GO) buildings in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC) in Vietnam. Main data used in the analyses including floor area and monthly electricity consumption which were gathered from the questionnaire survey for 57 CO and GO buildings in two cities – conducted by the Vietnam Clean Energy Program in 2015. The basic statistical analysis techniques were used to evaluate the electricity consumption intensity of office buildings and preliminarily analyze key factors affecting the energy consumption of these buildings. The results generally showed that CO buildings consumed significantly more electricity than GO buildings in all months of the year and the variation and trend of mean monthly electricity consumption intensity of the buildings strongly depend on that of ambient air temperature. In addition, the energy use intensities (EUIs) of CO buildings, GO buildings, and both buildings (CO+GO) in HCMC (in a hot climate all year round) were higher than those in Hanoi (in a climate with four distinct seasons). The mean EUIs of these buildings in Hanoi, HCMC, and both cities were 105.9, 116.4, and 109.6 kWh/m2 floor. year. The findings of this study are useful information on the status of energy use and energy efficiency of CO and GO buildings in Hanoi and HCMC, thereby contribute scientific bases to the development of policies and solutions to promote the energy efficiency of CO and GO buildings in the coming years and urgent actions for sustainable energy and climate change mitigation in Vietnam.
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Copyright (c) 2022 Hoang Tuan Viet, Nguyen Duy Dong, Nguyen My Anh, Nguyen Duc Luong, Tran Ngoc Quang, Mac Van Dat, Joseph Deringer
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