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J. energy South. Afr. vol.23 no.1 Cape Town 2012
Xiaohua XiaI; Jiangfeng ZhangI; William CassII
ICentre of New Energy Systems, Department of Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering, University of Pretoria, South Africa
IIFirstRand Group, Sandton, South Africa
This paper aims at analyzing the energy management activities for commercial buildings of a financial service company in South Africa by energy efficiency in terms of performance, operation, equipment and technology (POET). The sustainability of a general energy management program is discussed within this POET framework. As an application of this discussion to the commercial building scenario, the award winning energy management program of this financial service group company is featured from the POET perspective of energy efficiency. The case study shows that the POET based framework can not only cover all major energy management activities, but also identify further energy efficiency improvement opportunities.
Keywords: energy management, energy efficiency, commercial building
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The authors would like to thank the anonymous reviewers for their valuable comments.
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Received 7 September 2010
Revised 3 June 2011