Title: Design of an energy management system for research institutes and organisations in Iran

Authors: Zahra Alidoosti; Abbas Saghaei

Addresses: Technology Deputy, National Institute of Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, Tehran, Iran ' Industrial Engineering Department, Islamic Azad University, Science and Research Branch, Tehran, Iran

Abstract: Research and development centres, as an initial chain of industrial sectors, are amongst large energy consumers worldwide. Thus, implementing energy management system(s) in such centres would be beneficiary to both economy and livelihood of environment. Additionally, harbouring renewable energy sources play a key and strategic role in policies circumventing both energy production/consumption and environment. Accordingly, design of a unique and comprehensive management system, with the focus on research institutes and organisations, for both energy efficiency improvement and renewable energy production seems to be inevitable. Here and for the first time, designing of an energy management system for such Iranian organisations has been proposed. The evaluation method of our proposed management system was classified in three phases with two approaches: internal and external evaluation. This method allows compare different organisations with each other.

Keywords: energy management system; evaluation technique; energy matrix; renewable energy; Iran.

DOI: 10.1504/IJPSE.2017.084736

International Journal of Process Systems Engineering, 2017 Vol.4 No.2/3, pp.184 - 205

Received: 08 Dec 2015
Accepted: 21 Jun 2016

Published online: 25 Jun 2017 *

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