Energy Consumption Analysis in Rural School Buildings in Surigao Del Sur, Mindanao Philippines

Odinah Cuartero- Enteria *

Department of General Teacher’s Training, Surigao Del Sur State University–Cantilan, Philippines.

Albert S. Dela Peña

Department of Industrial Technology, Surigao Del Sur State University-Cantilan, Philippines.

*Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.


Abstract

The study is focused on preliminary analyzes of the energy consumption in rural school buildings, particularly in Surigao Del Sur, Mindanao, Philippines. The study looked into the determination of different contributory factors on energy consumption, conservation practices of employees and annual average energy consumption records. The exploratory research design was used where secondary data from the annual energy consumption bill of selected rural school buildings served as primary source of data. The data covered the records from years 2014 to 2019 indicating the fluctuation of energy consumption of the university. Consecutive sampling method was also employed in the selection of participants to be surveyed and interviewed for conservation practices. Based on the results, the number of occupants and their behaviors significantly contributes on the fluctuation of energy consumption in school because it pertains to the working hours extended when important activities are scheduled. Some of the identified contributory factors on energy consumption can be sourced out from how faculty and administrative personnel utilized the school lighting (84%), air-condition (51%) and number of operating hours occupying the schools (78%) and operating electronic equipment (25%).  Although there are records on high increase of energy consumptions in buildings, faculty and personnel are still aware on conservation practices they could contribute to reduce the energy operating cost.

Keywords: Energy consumption, conservation practices, contributory factors, secondary data, energy source.


How to Cite

Enteria, Odinah Cuartero-, and Albert S. Dela Peña. 2020. “Energy Consumption Analysis in Rural School Buildings in Surigao Del Sur, Mindanao Philippines”. Journal of Energy Research and Reviews 6 (3):51-61. https://doi.org/10.9734/jenrr/2020/v6i330172.

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