Illumination Improvement in a Commercial Building in Coimbatore, India

Luis Felipe Lopez, Selna Saji, Saida Usmonova, Susana Velasquez, 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 3454m2. 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 tCO2e avoided emissions annually.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2018 3rd International Conference on Smart and Sustainable Technologies, SpliTech 2018
EditorsJoel J. P. C. Rodrigues, Sandro Nizetic, Luigi Patrono, Joel J. P. C. Rodrigues, Petar Solic, Toni Perkovic, Katarina Vukojevic, Zeljka Milanovic
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Print)9789532900835
Publication statusPublished - Aug 27 2018
Event3rd International Conference on Smart and Sustainable Technologies, SpliTech 2018 - Split, Croatia
Duration: Jun 26 2018Jun 29 2018

Publication series

Name2018 3rd International Conference on Smart and Sustainable Technologies, SpliTech 2018

Other

Other3rd International Conference on Smart and Sustainable Technologies, SpliTech 2018
CountryCroatia
CitySplit
Period6/26/186/29/18

Keywords

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

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Modelling and Simulation

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    Lopez, L. F., Saji, S., Usmonova, S., Velasquez, S., & Rojas Solorzano, L. (2018). Illumination Improvement in a Commercial Building in Coimbatore, India. In J. J. P. C. Rodrigues, S. Nizetic, L. Patrono, J. J. P. C. Rodrigues, P. Solic, T. Perkovic, K. Vukojevic, & Z. Milanovic (Eds.), 2018 3rd International Conference on Smart and Sustainable Technologies, SpliTech 2018 [8448346] (2018 3rd International Conference on Smart and Sustainable Technologies, SpliTech 2018). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc..