Monitoring and assessment of the quality of electricity in a building

Main Article Content


The term, "Power Quality" has been applied to a wide variety of many power system phenomena. The increasing application of electronic devices as well as the production and distribution of electricity has increased the interest in energy quality. Today, non-linear loads have increased, mainly with the addition of computer equipment, printers, photocopiers, fans, heaters, air-conditioning systems, refrigerators, elevators, etc. Therefore, it is good to take some measures to reduce the levels of general disturbances, as well as to immunize the sensitive equipment in such a way as to ensure the stability of the electrical installations. To achieve these objectives, it is important to measure and analyze harmonic distortion. For this, the origins and possible consequences of harmonic disturbances in computer equipment and distribution networks of the building or university campus are studied, which is the focus of this study. The paper argues the main precision strategies in an electrical installation applied in a building, in which the biggest loads are computer and laboratory equipment. For this and many other reasons that affect the Quality of Electricity will be argued in the following article.

Article Details



Santoso, S., McGranaghan, M. F., Dugan, R. C., & Beaty, H. W. (2012). Electrical power systems quality. McGraw-Hill Education.

Sharpe, R. A., Thornton, C. R., Nikolaou, V., & Osborne, N. J. (2015). Higher energy efficient homes are associated with increased risk of doctor diagnosed asthma in a UK subpopulation. Environment international, 75, 234-244.

Graham, L. T., Parkinson, T., & Schiavon, S. (2021). Lessons learned from 20 years of CBE’s occupant surveys. Buildings and Cities, 2(1).

Zheng, X., Mazzon, J., Wallis, I., & Wood, C. J. (2020). Airtightness measurement of an outdoor chamber using the Pulse and blower door methods under various wind and leakage scenarios. Building and Environment, 179, 106950.

Hagentoft, C. E., & Pallin, S. (2021). A conceptual model for how to design for building envelope characteristics. Impact of thermal comfort intervals and thermal mass on commercial buildings in US climates. Journal of Building Engineering, 35, 101994.

Sajjadian, S. M. (2018). Risk identification in the early design stage using thermal simulations—A case study. Sustainability, 10(1), 262.

Shrestha, P. M., Humphrey, J. L., Barton, K. E., Carlton, E. J., Adgate, J. L., Root, E. D., & Miller, S. L. (2019). Impact of low-income home energy-efficiency retrofits on building air tightness and healthy home indicators. Sustainability, 11(9), 2667.

Zhou, B., Li, W., Chan, K. W., Cao, Y., Kuang, Y., Liu, X., & Wang, X. (2016). Smart home energy management systems: Concept, configurations, and scheduling strategies. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 61, 30-40.

El Bat, A. M. S., Romani, Z., Bozonnet, E., & Draoui, A. (2021). Thermal impact of street canyon microclimate on building energy needs using TRNSYS: A case study of the city of Tangier in Morocco. Case Studies in Thermal Engineering, 24, 100834.

Brounen, D., Kok, N., & Quigley, J. M. (2012). Residential energy use and conservation: Economics and demographics. European Economic Review, 56(5), 931-945.

Ortiz, M., Itard, L., & Bluyssen, P. M. (2020). Indoor environmental quality related risk factors with energy-efficient retrofitting of housing: A literature review. Energy and Buildings, 221, 110102.

Kelly, S., Crawford-Brown, D., & Pollitt, M. G. (2012). Building performance evaluation and certification in the UK: Is SAP fit for purpose?. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 16(9), 6861-6878.

Asdrubali, F., D’Alessandro, F., Baldinelli, G., & Bianchi, F. (2014). Evaluating in situ thermal transmittance of green buildings masonries—A case study. Case Studies in Construction Materials, 1, 53-59.

Baker, P. (2011). Technical Paper 10: U‐values and traditional buildings-In situ measurements and their comparisons to calculated values.

Pan, W. (2010). Relationships between air-tightness and its influencing factors of post-2006 new-build dwellings in the UK. Building and environment, 45(11), 2387-2399.

Kalamees, T. (2007). Air tightness and air leakages of new lightweight single-family detached houses in Estonia. Building and environment, 42(6), 2369-2377.

Salehi, A., Torres, I., & Ramos, A. (2017). Experimental analysis of building airtightness in traditional residential Portuguese buildings. Energy and Buildings, 151, 198-205.

Davies, M., & Oreszczyn, T. (2012). The unintended consequences of decarbonising the built environment: A UK case study. Energy and buildings, 46, 80-85.

Pérez-Lombard, L., Ortiz, J., & Pout, C. (2008). A review on buildings energy consumption information. Energy and buildings, 40(3), 394-398.

Ascione, F., Bianco, N., De Masi, R. F., Dousi, M., Hionidis, S., Kaliakos, S., ... & Vassilakopoulou, K. (2017). Design and performance analysis of a zero-energy settlement in Greece. International Journal of Low-Carbon Technologies, 12(2), 141-161.

Estiri, H. (2015). A structural equation model of energy consumption in the United States: Untangling the complexity of per-capita residential energy use. Energy research & social science, 6, 109-120.

Musall, E., Weiss, T., Lenoir, A., Voss, K., Garde, F., & Donn, M. (2010). Net Zero energy solar buildings: an overview and analysis on worldwide building projects. In EuroSun conference (pp. 7-8).

Rodriguez-Ubinas, E., Montero, C., Porteros, M., Vega, S., Navarro, I., Castillo-Cagigal, M., ... & Gutiérrez, A. (2014). Passive design strategies and performance of Net Energy Plus Houses. Energy and buildings, 83, 10-22.

Yohanis, Y. G., Mondol, J. D., Wright, A., & Norton, B. (2008). Real-life energy use in the UK: How occupancy and dwelling characteristics affect domestic electricity use. Energy and buildings, 40(6), 1053-1059.

Shaikh, P. H., Nor, N. B. M., Nallagownden, P., Elamvazuthi, I., & Ibrahim, T. (2016). Intelligent multi-objective control and management for smart energy efficient buildings. International Journal of Electrical Power & Energy Systems, 74, 403-409.

Kailas, A., Cecchi, V., & Mukherjee, A. (2012). A survey of communications and networking technologies for energy management in buildings and home automation. Journal of Computer Networks and Communications, 2012.

Basholli, F., & Daberdini, A. (2022). Monitoring and evaluation of the quality of electricity in a building. Advanced Engineering Days (AED), 5, 77-80.