Energy consumption optimisation in classrooms using lighting energy audit

K. R. Shailesh, S. Tanuja, Manish Kumar, Rai Aseem Krishna

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Abstract

Good quality lighting promotes better learning. Good quality classroom illumination improves mood, behavior and concentration of students. Lighting contributes to around 20% - 30% of electricity consumption in an academic institute. It is important to cut energy costs as availability of energy is a matter of concern. There should be greater effort to optimize the usage of energy in lighting installations. Energy efficiency in an academic institution does not mean compromising the comfort level of staff and students. The objective of this work is to conduct a lighting energy audit in a class room of academic institution. The results of the audit suggest that there is ample scope for improvement. Lighting energy audit was useful in understanding the lighting level distribution throughout the classroom. It is important to create awareness to optimally use energy in an educational institute. Using energy efficient equipment and use of appropriate controls is the best way to improve the lighting and efficiency in the academic institution. The paybacks of implementing the energy efficiency measures in academic institution are significant both in terms of savings energy and cost.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNational Conference on Challenges in Research and Technology in the Coming Decades, CRT 2013
PublisherInstitution of Engineering and Technology
Volume2013
Edition648 CP
ISBN (Print)9781849198684
Publication statusPublished - 2013

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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    Shailesh, K. R., Tanuja, S., Kumar, M., & Krishna, R. A. (2013). Energy consumption optimisation in classrooms using lighting energy audit. In National Conference on Challenges in Research and Technology in the Coming Decades, CRT 2013 (648 CP ed., Vol. 2013). Institution of Engineering and Technology.