The Energy Efficiency Of The Cuc Building Essay

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The purpose of the project is to calculate the energy efficiency of the CUC building. This report includes a brief insight into carbon emissions, the greatest contributor to global warming (Wisland, 2016). Methods to improve energy efficiency in other buildings, their effectiveness, and what improvements can be made in the CUC building are included. The investigation collates the total energy consumption value of the building at 5.0x106 kWh per year, thereby giving 6.7x106 pounds CO2 emissions for the building. Energy efficiency and renewable sources such as solar panels, triple glazing and LED lighting can reduce energy consumption to 3.98x106 kWh- 4.6x106 pounds CO2 emissions.
80% of the worlds energy is from non-renewable sources which has a negative effect on the atmosphere, by contributing to global warming (BP 2014). Non-renewable energy is produced from fossil fuels and cannot be replenished. Fossil fuels are derived from the remains of plants and animals from millions of years ago. They release CO2, a greenhouse gas which is a major factor in the greenhouse effect. The earth’s temperature is predicted to rise between 1.4oC and 5.8oC by the end of the 21st century, with changes of 1oC predicted to cause increases in extreme weather. Fossil fuels are expected to run out so implementing alternative methods prepares for this. Higher education institutes contribute by produce 3 million tonnes of CO2 emissions per year, which can be reduced by 25% (Trust 2016). This is a…

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