Reference : Twenty-year tracking of lighting savings and power density in the residential sector
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Engineering, computing & technology : Architecture
Twenty-year tracking of lighting savings and power density in the residential sector
Attia, Shady mailto [Université de Liège > Département ArGEnCo > Techniques de construction des bâtiments >]
Hamdy, Mohamed []
Ezzeldin, Sherif []
Energy and Buildings
Elsevier Science
Yes (verified by ORBi)
[en] LED lamps ; buildings ; compact fluorescent lamp ; incandescent lamp ; energy efficiency ; MENA Region
[en] Lighting energy consumption represents a significant percentage of total energy consumption in residential building sector. During the last 20 years, advanced energy-efficient lighting fixtures have been introduced worldwide to conserve the energy consumption in residences. In the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, very few studies have been conducted to evaluate the association between the introduced lighting fixtures and the resulted energy savings using valid measurements and verification techniques. This study evaluates the techno-economic impact of replacing new energy efficient lighting in residences in Egypt (a representative MENA region country). A quantitative analysis is applied by tracking the utility bills of 150 residential apartments in Cairo. The average measured power consumption before (1993-1998) and after (2009-2014) installation energy efficient lighting fixtures is analyzed. A building performance simulation model is developed to back the findings. The findings indicate a significant disparity between the estimated savings based on simulation and the real measured savings due to penetration, rebound effect and low quality lamps. Moreover, the findings present an example of quantified benefits of energy efficient lighting, which is very important to inform the decision making of public policy makers, investors and building occupants.
Sustainable Buildings Design Lab
Researchers ; Professionals

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