Insufficient concern about energy efficiency during the design and/or the operation of a building is the main reason for the high energy consumption of existing buildings. The knowledge of facility managers about the real energy consumption is often poor, regular documentation or analysis of consumption data are not existing. Enerkenn therefore intents to develop a procedure to record and evaluate relevant energy data and to find out energy saving potentials with environmentally conscious and economically reasonable accuracy. The main features are an internet based data monitoring and low investment costs for data acquisition or specialised software packages. In co-operation with the Track Infrastructure Stock Corporation of the German Railway Company (DB Netz AG) the method will be developed and tested with nine office buildings in usage of the DB Netz AG which are comparable in expanse, age and use.
Enerkenn : web-based method to generate specific energy consumption data for evaluation and optimization of office building operation
23rd AIVC and EPIC 2002 Conference (in conjunction with 3rd European Conference on Energy Performance and Indoor Climate in Buildings) "Energy efficient and healthy buildings in sustainable cities", Lyon, France, 23-26 October 2002