%0 Journal Article
	%A Fu E. Tang
	%D 2012
	%J International Journal of Environmental and Ecological Engineering
	%B World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology
	%I Open Science Index 68, 2012
	%T An Energy Consumption Study for a Malaysian University
	%U https://publications.waset.org/pdf/4692
	%V 68
	%X The increase in energy demand has raised concerns
over adverse impacts on the environment from energy generation. It
is important to understand the status of energy consumption for
institutions such as Curtin Sarawak to ensure the sustainability of
energy usage, and also to reduce its costs. In this study, a preliminary
audit framework was developed and was conducted around the
Malaysian campus to obtain information such as the number and
specifications of electrical appliances, built-up area and ambient
temperature to understand the relationship of these factors with
energy consumption. It was found that the number and types of
electrical appliances, population and activities in the campus
impacted the energy consumption of Curtin Sarawak directly.
However, the built-up area and ambient temperature showed no clear
correlation with energy consumption. An investigation of the diurnal
and seasonal energy consumption of the campus was also carried out.
From the data, recommendations were made to improve the energy
efficiency of the campus.
	%P 534 - 540