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Title: Estimating Residential Appliance Lifetime for Energy Efficient Policy Analysis

Abstract

Accurate knowledge of appliance lifetimes helps policy makers set effective energy efficiency policy. The cost-effectiveness of an appliance efficiency measure depends on the length of time consumers will use an appliance. National shipments projections depend on the rate of replacement in the installed appliance stock. Furthermore, early retirement programs need an accurate understanding of the remaining useful life in order to calculate lifetime savings and cost-effectiveness of a program. This paper uses a method for calculating lifetime of appliances based on the most recent data available on appliance shipments, total appliance stock, and the fraction of surviving appliances by age bins. An example of the calculation methodology is provided for residential gas boilers. This paper concludes by comparing the results to other available data on gas boiler lifetime.

Authors:
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  1. Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), Building Technologies Office (EE-5B)
OSTI Identifier:
1468348
DOE Contract Number:  
AC02-05CH11231
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION; 29 ENERGY PLANNING, POLICY, AND ECONOMY

Citation Formats

Franco, Victor, Bennani-Smires, Youness, Ke, Jing, Cubero, Edward, and Lekov, Alex. Estimating Residential Appliance Lifetime for Energy Efficient Policy Analysis. United States: N. p., 2018. Web. doi:10.2172/1468348.
Franco, Victor, Bennani-Smires, Youness, Ke, Jing, Cubero, Edward, & Lekov, Alex. Estimating Residential Appliance Lifetime for Energy Efficient Policy Analysis. United States. doi:10.2172/1468348.
Franco, Victor, Bennani-Smires, Youness, Ke, Jing, Cubero, Edward, and Lekov, Alex. Tue . "Estimating Residential Appliance Lifetime for Energy Efficient Policy Analysis". United States. doi:10.2172/1468348. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1468348.
@article{osti_1468348,
title = {Estimating Residential Appliance Lifetime for Energy Efficient Policy Analysis},
author = {Franco, Victor and Bennani-Smires, Youness and Ke, Jing and Cubero, Edward and Lekov, Alex},
abstractNote = {Accurate knowledge of appliance lifetimes helps policy makers set effective energy efficiency policy. The cost-effectiveness of an appliance efficiency measure depends on the length of time consumers will use an appliance. National shipments projections depend on the rate of replacement in the installed appliance stock. Furthermore, early retirement programs need an accurate understanding of the remaining useful life in order to calculate lifetime savings and cost-effectiveness of a program. This paper uses a method for calculating lifetime of appliances based on the most recent data available on appliance shipments, total appliance stock, and the fraction of surviving appliances by age bins. An example of the calculation methodology is provided for residential gas boilers. This paper concludes by comparing the results to other available data on gas boiler lifetime.},
doi = {10.2172/1468348},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {2018},
month = {8}
}

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