ENERGY IMPROVEMENT IDEA (Name) (Institution) (Date of submission) Introduction The energy improvement idea is the use of automatic energy daylight sensors in office buildings. It is worth to note that lighting is a focus for energy-efficiency enhancements because it saves on costs. The use of vacancy and occupancy electronic energy daylight sensors can cut wasted electric energy used for lighting purposes by as much as 30 percent. Lighting controls are used to electronically turn lights on and off as required and this assists in saving energy (Yu & Su 2015 p.495). This does not mean that individuals are reckless to turn the lights off when not in use. However people not pay attention to turn the lights off. In this case it is hoped that the automatic energy daylight sensors would be of great help in saving energy. SWOT Analysis of Automatic Lighting Control Architecture Expenses Convenience Ease of in DC grid powered LED lighting system. IEEE Transactions on smart grid 4(2) pp.669-676. Ul Haq M.A. Hassan M.Y. Abdullah H. Rahman H.A. Abdullah M.P. Hussin F. and Said D.M. 2014. A review on lighting control technologies in commercial buildings their performance and affecting factors. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews 33 pp.268-279. Xu L. Pan Y. Yao Y. Cai D. Huang Z. and Linder N. 2017. Lighting energy efficiency in offices under different control strategies. Energy and Buildings 138 pp.127-139. Yu X. and Su Y. 2015. Daylight availability assessment and its potential energy saving estimation–A literature review. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews 52 pp.494-503. Zhu P. Gilbride M. Yan D. Sun H. and Meek C. 2017 December. Lighting energy consumption in ultra-low energy buildings: Using a simulation and measurement methodology to model occupant behavior and lighting controls. In Building Simulation (Vol. 10 No. 6 pp. 799-810). Tsinghua University Press. [...]
B‐1 ‐ Literature review suggested word count: 1000 words (20% of the Individual Coursework B; 15% of module total) A short literature review of your ‘energy improvement idea’. The objective of your literature review is: • To demonstrate a well developed information literacy, referencing and citing (in the UWE Harvard fashion) good quality information sources form a range of different perspectives. Students should use databased like Construction Information Services, Science Direct and Nexis available through the library website. • To demonstrate good writing skills by crafting a well structured and concise review, written at an appropriate level for your target audience, who is a technically competent academic. Use references to ‘sign‐post’ broad information as this will allow you to go deeply in your review quickly. E.g. “The issues around heat loss in building are well known (name, year)(name, year) and the issue of addressing Thermal Bridging in the refurbishment of steel frame structures is the focus of this review.” Students who use up too much of the 1000 words with broad information without focusing their review will score poorly. 1. To outline your idea and review the evidence base (literature or case studies) linking it to energy use in buildings. It is important to identify the key publications. 2. To relate your idea to the energy industry stakeholders – client FM team, ESCo, distribution company, energy supplier, government, etc. (i.e. who would be interested in this idea, who has an opinion on it, who would be against it.) 3. Discuss how your idea might benefit from one incentive/directive/trading scheme. Avoid the trap of just giving a summary of your findings. Instead show you have researched and understood it’s details and using critical thinking, together with your knowledge of energy in buildings, develop an discussion that focuses on your idea. When being critical avoid falling into the ‘Daily Mail’ trap of spouting out un‐referenced opinions, using words like ‘must’ a lot. After writing the literature review you should be well prepared to apply the theory you have learnt on your case study building.