6. Saving Energy

Saving energy in construction involves adopting strategies and practices that reduce energy consumption, increase energy efficiency, and promote sustainable energy use throughout the construction process. Energy efficiency in construction is crucial for minimizing environmental impact, lowering operational costs, and contributing to long-term sustainability.

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  1. Saving energy measurement
  • Energy-Efficient Building Materials for site temporary buildings: Choose energy-efficient building materials with low embodied energy, such as recycled content materials or those with low manufacturing emissions. Optimize construction processes to minimize energy-intensive tasks and reduce waste.
  • Renewable energy use:Use renewable energy sources like solar panels or wind turbines to power construction office trailers or equipment.
  1. Temporary facilities

Smart Controls and Automation: Use smart controls and automation technologies to manage energy consumption, such as smart thermostats, energy monitoring systems, and programmable timers. Select insulation materials and methods that enhance thermal performance and reduce heating and cooling needs.

  • Optimal Location and Design: Whenever possible, position temporary housing in the areas with abundant natural light. Ensure that the layout, orientation, and spacing of office and living spaces are thoughtfully designed to maximize natural lighting and ventilation.
  • Energy-Efficient Materials: Utilize energy-saving materials for temporary facilities. Employ thermal insulation materials in temporary housing areas to minimize the need for electrical cooling and heating systems in both summer and winter.
  • Electricity Usage Monitoring: Install separate electricity meters in both the office and dormitory sections. This enables the measurement of electricity consumption for each area. In the dormitory area, install individual meters for each room to closely monitor electricity usage.
  1. Temporary lighting
  • Energy-Efficient Lighting: Use energy-efficient LED lighting throughout the building. Incorporate daylighting strategies to maximize natural light and reduce the need for artificial lighting during the day.
  • Scheduled Equipment Usage:Schedule equipment usage to avoid peak energy demand periods and optimize energy consumption.
  • Regular Maintenance: Implement a maintenance schedule to ensure machinery, equipment, and systems operate at peak efficiency.
  • Power Control Mechanisms: Implement energy-saving power-limiting equipment at the entrance of each dormitory room in the living area. This restricts the power consumption of dormitories, promoting energy efficiency.