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ENERGY CONSUMPTION IN SRI LANKAN RESIDENTIAL APARTMENTS

Abstract

Energy saving is a critical issue that should be addressed in worldwide scale. It was identified energy consumption in terms of electricity usage in residential sector in Sri Lanka since it is a significant portion of the total electricity supply. With parallel to the growth of population and the pattern of living the demand for electricity varies. Therefore it is a must to identify ways and means of electricity consumption in residential sector and discover the methods for saving energy via designing buildings, which abstract maximum assistance from the natural environment. A literature survey and a case study backed by discussions with involved multidisciplinary team were inspected to carry out the study. This paper addressed the particulars of above and identified patterns of electricity consumption in residential apartments. The result obtained through the survey will provide a platform to decision makers to take immediate remedial actions on energy efficient buildings in foreseeable future.

Keywords: Electricity, Energy Consumption, Energy Efficiency, Residential Apartments

 

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Author Biography

R.M.A.S. Manewa

Research Assistant, Dept. of Building Economics, University of Moratuwa. Moratuwa (Sri Lanka)

R. Ramezdeen

Head, Dept. of Building Economics, University of Moratuwa. Moratuwa (Sri Lanka)

K.G.A. Samarajeewa

Lecturer, Dept. of Building Economics, University of Moratuwa. Moratuwa (Sri Lanka)