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source:SBTool Explanation of the abbreviation "maph" in the table above: "Maph" is million annual person hours of occupancy and kaph is thousands. It is a way of normalizing results for occupant numbers and schedule. A
good way to clarify the idea is to talk about two
identical buildings. One has 100 consultants working
40 hours per week, the other has a telephone call
centre with 200 people x 3 shifts, 24/7. The first
case will have 208,000 aph, the second will have
1,752,000 aph. These can be expressed as 0.2 maph
and 1.75 maph respectively which is a ratio of 8.76:1.
Of course, the second case will also involve a much
higher equipment density. All these factors result
in a much larger energy, emissions and water footprint
for the second one. So, if building 1 consumes 200
kwh per m2 per year and building 2 consumes 600 kwh
per m2 per year, building 2 is still a much better
performer when normalized for occupancy.


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