Making the results of bottom-up energy savings calculations comparable
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The Energy Service Directive (ESD) has pushed forward the issue of energy savings calculations without clarifying the methodological basis. Savings achieved in the Member States are calculated with rather non-transparent and hardly comparable Bottom-up (BU) methods. We develop the idea of parallel evaluation tracks separating the Member States? issue of ESD verification and comparable savings calculations. The idea is analogous to the calculation of unemployment rates, where a common European calculation routine exists which is independent from national methodologies.
Comparability is ensured by developing a standardised BU calculation kernel for different energy efficiency improvement (EEI) actions which simultaneously depicts the different calculation options in a structured way (e.g. baseline definition, system boundaries, double counting). Due to the heterogeneity of BU calculations the approach requires a central database where Member States feed in input data on BU actions according to a predefined structure (e.g. XML standard). The paper demonstrates the proposed approach including a concrete example of application.
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Thermal Science Volume 16, Issue 3
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