Illumination Improvement in a Commercial Building in Coimbatore, India: Proceedings of 3rd International Conference on Smart and Sustainable Technologies (SpliTech), Split, Croatia, 2018

Luis Felipe Lopez, Selna Saji, Saida Usmonova, Susana Velásquez, Luis Rojas Solorzano

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Abstract

India is one of the highest GHG emitters in the world. Building energy efficiency measures can go a long way in contributing to reducing this emission. With lighting being a major contributor to commercial building energy consumption, improvements in this sector can be an effective way to bring energy savings and reduce GHG emissions. This paper studies the technical and economic feasibility of lighting improvements in a commercial building in Coimbatore, India using life cycle cost analysis. The study proposes use of LED bulbs to replace the 399 existing fluorescent and incandescent lamps of varying wattages (16×18W incandescent bulbs, 8×18W-CFL, 4×36W-CFL, 281×36W linear fluorescent tubes, 60×54W linear fluorescent tubes, 12×50W-CFL, and 18×60W-CFL) covering a total floor area of 3454m 2 . The project was found to be feasible with an NPV of INR 2,373,077, benefit-cost ratio of 14.44, and a simple payback of 0.6 years. It was also estimated to have 19.3 tCO 2 e avoided emissions annually.
Original languageEnglish
Pages1-5
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - Aug 30 2018
Event3rd International Conference on Smart and Sustainable Technologies (SpliTech) 2018 - Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture in Split (FESB) Ruđera Boškovića 32, 21 000 Split, Croatia, Split, Croatia
Duration: Jun 26 2018Jun 29 2018
Conference number: IEEE Catalog Number CFP18F09-ART
https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/8448346/

Conference

Conference3rd International Conference on Smart and Sustainable Technologies (SpliTech) 2018
Abbreviated titleSplitech 2018
CountryCroatia
CitySplit
Period6/26/186/29/18
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Keywords

  • RETScreen
  • Illumination
  • Energy Efficiency
  • Commercial Building
  • India
  • Coimbatore

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    Lopez, L. F., Saji, S., Usmonova, S., Velásquez, S., & Rojas Solorzano, L. (2018). Illumination Improvement in a Commercial Building in Coimbatore, India: Proceedings of 3rd International Conference on Smart and Sustainable Technologies (SpliTech), Split, Croatia, 2018. 1-5. Paper presented at 3rd International Conference on Smart and Sustainable Technologies (SpliTech) 2018, Split, Croatia. https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/8448346/