Study on Energy Efficiency and Measurement of CO2 Emissions on Buildings: A Case Study in Hebei, China
International Journal of Sustainable and Green Energy
Volume 4, Issue 3, May 2015, Pages: 85-91
Received: Dec. 14, 2014; Accepted: Mar. 16, 2015; Published: Apr. 24, 2015
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Lei Wen, Department of Economics & Management, North China Electric Power University, Baoding, Hebei, China; The Academy of Baoding Low-Carbon Development, Baoding, Hebei, China
Ye Cao, Department of Economics & Management, North China Electric Power University, Baoding, Hebei, China
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Abstract
Research on energy efficiency and measurement of CO2 emissions on buildings, is crucial for taking countermeasures against climate change and identifying low carbon pattern in buildings of Hebei. Energy efficiency directly influence CO2 emissions. This paper presents two measurement methods of CO2 emissions, including the measurement from top-down using energy balance sheet and the measurement from bottom-up regarding structure decomposition of energy consumption of various service demand. Meanwhile, this study decomposes the energy consumption of buildings into detailed categories of service demands to explain energy efficiency, such as cooling, household appliance, domestic hot water and cooking in urban and rural residence except for central heating. Results reveal that energy consumption and CO2 emissions in urban, rural and public buildings maintain continuous growth reaching a highest year-increasing rate 18.07% in 2010. Specifically, public buildings show an extreme increasing rate with a total CO2 emissions of 208.45 million tons. Besides, CO2 emissions in cooling and cooking reach higher than other service demand. Eventually, policy implications are provided to mitigate the growth of CO2 emissions and identify energy efficiency strategies in Hebei.
Keywords
CO2 Emissions, Energy Efficiency, Buildings, Measurement
To cite this article
Lei Wen, Ye Cao, Study on Energy Efficiency and Measurement of CO2 Emissions on Buildings: A Case Study in Hebei, China, International Journal of Sustainable and Green Energy. Vol. 4, No. 3, 2015, pp. 85-91. doi: 10.11648/j.ijrse.20150403.13
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