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Title: Improving Energy Efficiency and Cost Reduction in Airports: Contributions from a Wireless Network Web-Based Monitoring Solution
Authors: Dias Pereira, Luísa 
Botte, Gustavo
Soares, Miguel
Silva, Manuel Carlos Gameiro da 
Keywords: Airport; IEQ; web-based monitoring; energy efficiency; cost reduction
Issue Date: Nov-2015
Project: The authors are thankful to ANA Aeroportos de Portugal SA, the O&M team of the Faro Airport, and Eng. João Nuno Fernandes and Eng. Duarte Correia, for the provision of the database and care given. Moreover, the first author acknowledges the support of the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology under grant SFRH/BD/77105/2011 financed through POPH/FSE program. 
Volume: 78
Abstract: In the present case study – an airport located at the southern region of Portugal with an increasing number of passengers (more than 5.7 million passengers) - a web-based monitoring system was installed, collecting, displaying and registering the information generated by a wireless network of sensors. The monitoring of indoor environmental quality parameters, along with billed energy data control and outdoor weather conditions observation, permitted a continuous tuning of the HVAC systems set- points. Through the comparison of a six month period in two consecutive monitored years, during the cooling season, energy savings up to 13.4% in the HVAC system were achieved.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10316/87166
ISSN: 1876-6102
DOI: 10.1016/j.egypro.2015.11.313
Rights: openAccess
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