A comparative analysis of the unit energy consumption in the commercial sector

Yujiro Hirano, Yutaka Tonooka, Toshiharu Ikaga

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This paper describes the results of a literature survey and comparative analysis of unit energy consumption data in the commercial sector. First, we collected 59 documents, including survey reports by administrative agencies, research papers by individual researchers, estimates based on existing surveys, and energy supply statistics. Then, we compared the data and clarified the consistency and variation. To determine the factors causing the variation, we used a dataset on completed buildings, compiled by the Japan Building Mechanical and Electrical Engineers Association.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1331-1339
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Environmental Engineering
Issue number633
Publication statusPublished - 2008 Nov 1



  • Commercial sector
  • Intercomparison
  • Literature survey
  • Unit energy consumption

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Engineering

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