Analysis of Potential Reductions of Greenhouse Gas Emissions on the College Campus through the Energy Saving Action Programs

Woo, Jeongho;Choi, Kyoung-Sik

  • Received : 2013.03.01
  • Accepted : 2013.05.22
  • Published : 2013.09.30


Republic of Korea announced the reduction target to be around 30% of business as usual greenhouse gas emissions by 2020. College campuses were ranked at the 5th of high energy consumption areas in the building sectors. Target management scheme was designed to set greenhouse gas emissions target including several college campuses. Previous studies showed the amount of greenhouse gas emissions with several assumptions such as the applications of renewable energy systems and light emitting diode lamps, etc. Long-range Energy Alternatives Planning model was utilized to simulate future greenhouse gas emissions. This study sets standard model labs for energy saving action programs by applying guidance studies. It has been deduced that energy saving action programs was responsible for reducing 949.5 kWh for each standard model lab and the total reduction of all 59 model labs in the Engineering College building has been calculated to 56,020.5 kWh. The objective of the study is to provide guidelines on standard model laboratory for greenhouse gas emissions reduction on the campus.


Action program;Campus;Greenhouse gas emission;Long-range Energy Alternatives Planning;Standard model laboratory


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