Paper Conference

Proceedings of Building Simulation 2017: 15th Conference of IBPSA


Development of South Korea’s National Integrated Building Energy Management System for Green Building Policies: Overview and Building Energy Statistics

Younghoon Kwak1, Sungeun Shin2, Seungyeop Oh3, Ohin Kwon3, Dongyoung Lee3
1School of Architecture, Kyonggi University, Suwon-si, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea
2Green Building Research Institute, Green Building Center, Korea Appraisal Board, Seoul, South Korea
3Department of Green Energy Information & Operation, Green Building Center, Korea Appraisal Board, Seoul, South Korea

Abstract: The world has recently entered an era of post-2020 climate change regime for energy savings and greenhouse gas reduction. In response, the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, and Transport has established a database titled “National Integrated Building Energy Management System” for the purpose of supporting and establishing policies in the building sector in South Korea. This largescale information system is established by matching buildings’ energy information—such as electricity, city gas, and district heating data—based on approximately 6.9 million buildings in South Korea. Using this database, building energy statistics for the nation are established by buildings’ type, scale, area, structure, and number of use years. Furthermore, it is used for the nationwide green building portal called Green Together; by entering their addresses, building owners can compare their energy consumption to that of nearby buildings with similar conditions, and learn ways to reduce their energy consumption. From the non-existent of statistics on building energy and the unestablished policies for existing buildings, today the database makes it possible to establish green building policies from a macro perspective and inspect their effectiveness.
Pages: 1834 - 1843