Enhancement of Energy Efficiency of Public Buildings in Jordan
Mohammad Za’al ALTarawneh and Mohammad Rajab Almajali*
College of Engineering, Mutah University, karak, Jordan
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As the adoption of LEDs in the buildings is increased, the energy per area has extremely reduced. Additionally, the sophisticated lighting controls and the management system for the building have the potential to enhance the overall energy efficiency. In public buildings, a massive component of the energy is spent in the illumination. As the energy costs increase day after day, therefore, energy savings in a lighting system can be very important to reduce the energy consumption. The appropriate lighting, and control system can also reduce CO2 emissions. In this study a comprehensive calculation was conducted for lighting used in public buildings to upgrade 12 Public Buildings in Jordan. Furthermore, the lighting system was discussed and analyzed, where it found a great opportunity to make a significant saving, by replacing the lighting equipment with more efficient bulbs and fixtures, such as LED lamps. Moreover, the building management system was implemented using control system of the motion and light sensors. The study calculations showed that the annual savings rate of the proposed lighting system in 9 Public office Buildings reaches 79.9% while in the 3-health care building the saving was 61.6%. The result of this study can be implemented on other public buildings to save more energy and budget.