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asked 2018-09-18 09:37:56 -0500

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updated 2018-09-18 13:24:20 -0500


we are simulating an entire Airport in order to get its energy performance. The project is pursuing LEED v4 certification (that uses ASHRAE 90.1-2010 for baseline building characteristics). Our scope is the terminal building + airside + landside.

Do you know of any tips we might consider in such a job?

We are particularly in need of help in what relates with process energy loads (baggage handling systems, computers and screens, ground power units, pre-conditioned air units, runways and taxiways lighting, etc) since it is difficult to estimate accurately energy use associated with these loads. Do you know of any reference we can use as a default to account for these energy uses?

Thanks in advance,

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Welcome @lcvale. Please use existing tags whenever possible.

MatthewSteen's avatar MatthewSteen  ( 2018-09-18 13:24:07 -0500 )edit

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answered 2018-09-18 13:21:29 -0500

updated 2018-09-18 13:50:31 -0500

Probably the best resource for airport process load energy is the Transportation Research Board's Airport Terminal Building Energy Use Intensity (ATB-EUI) Benchmarking Tool.

All the loads you mentioned (with the possible exception of runway/taxiway lighting, depending on where the LEED project boundary is drawn) should be included in the LEED energy analysis as process energy. Probably should include security equipment (e.g. bag and people scanners) to that list as well.

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Thanks Eric, really useful the link provided!

In what relates with runway / taxiway lighting, since there aren't minimum requirements in ASHRAE for that kind of lighting, we have verified that we shall consider it similar in proposed and baseline buildings and we can include it as process energy.

lcvale's avatar lcvale  ( 2018-09-19 02:41:30 -0500 )edit

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