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Data Visualization for Quality-Check Purposes of Monitored Electricity Consumption in All Office Buildings in the ESL Database
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This report comprises an effort to visualize the monitored electricity consumption in all office buildings (not including the office buildings comprising other functions as classrooms and laboratories, for instance) in the ESL database. This data visualization, basically long-term and short-term time series plots serves as a preliminary quality check of the data available. A preliminary inspection of the data was performed, by viewing the channels to provide a clear identification of creep, missing data gaps, turned-off periods, and sudden big changes that suggest changes in the building operation or an addition to the building.
DescriptionA total of 44 "pure" Office buildings in the database at the Energy Systems Laboratory, was identified. Other office buildings comprising classrooms and laboratories - typical case of educational buildings, for instance the University of Texas - Austin, and TAMU buildings) - are not included in this report. The report is organized in a specific format; for each site, we included: (1) the contact name for the site, the facility's name, square footage, the starting date of the monitoring (information obtained with the "listsite" commend in the database, (2) the site description that is typically included in the Annual Energy Consumption Reports (AECR) and the Monthly Energy Consumption Reports (MECR), (3) the cover page of each site in the MECR showing savings and comments, (4) a sample of the monthly energy consumption for each site (from the MECR), including time series, scatter plots, and 3-D plots of the energy use, which give a preliminary insight into the energy performance of each building, (5) long-term time series (the whole available data) of the Whole Building Electricity (WBE) consumption, and the Motor Control Center (MCC) consumption whenever available, and (6) short-term time series (one year) of the Whole Building Electricity (WBE) consumption, and the Motor Control Center (MCC) consumption whenever available. The one-year hourly time series, is usually sufficient for most of the application (baselining, saving calculation, establishment of EUI's, development of Typical Load Shapes, etc).
Annual Energy Consumption Reports
Monthly Energy Consumption Reports
Whole Building Electricity consumption
Motor Control Center consumption
Sreshthaputra, A.; Abushakra, B.; Haberl, J. S.; Claridge, D. E. (2000). Data Visualization for Quality-Check Purposes of Monitored Electricity Consumption in All Office Buildings in the ESL Database. Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.tamu.edu), Texas A&M University. Available electronically from
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